Counterstrain is a unique treatment that allows us to treat your fascia throughout your body. Traditionally, physical therapy focused on muscles and joints, but by treating the fascia, we can impact the body in a profound way. (See education for more information on fascia) Counterstrain has been growing in popularity but requires a great deal of training, discipline and education to master the technique. In 2006, research began discussing the importance of the stretch reflex and the impact on the body [See: Stretch Reflex and Hoffman Reflex Response To Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in subjects with Achilles Tendonitis, JAOA, Vol. 106, Sept. 2006.]