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ALAN LAFKY PT, MA, DPT, JSCCI

Dr. Lafky has been a Physical Therapist since 1975 and Board Certified in Orthopaedics by the American Board of P.T. Specialties since 1992. He has been certified by the Jones Institute to teach SCS since 1993 and has also taught numerous courses for the APTA. He recently completed his t-DPT from Arcadia University which included a case analysis on the successful use of SCS for RUQ pain in a young athlete with visceral dysfunction.

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BRIAN TUCKEY PT, OCS, JSCCI

Mr. Tuckey is certified in Orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties since 1995.  Brian has been an instructor with the Jones Institute since 1997, and has personally developed over 70 of the techniques currently taught at the Jones Institute.  Brian is the developer of the Fascial Counterstrain classes including SCS Visceral, SCS Lymphatic-Venous, SCS Arterial and SCS Nervous System.

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ED GOERING, DO, JSCCI

Doctor of Osteopathy and past teaching resident at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Western University in Pomona, CA. Dr. Goering is a contributor to the Strain Counterstrain book published in early 1995 and has instructed many seminars thoughout the United States.

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ERIK E. GANDINO, DO, JSCCI

Doctor of Osteopathy, Dr. Gandino is the director of the Jones Institute Europe (JIE) and has taught Strain Counterstrain throughout several European countries over the past 7 years. He is the only European to have completed training with Jones Institute in the U.S. and is the only European Jones Strain Counterstrain Certified Instructor (JSCCI).


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LARRY HAM, MS, PT, ATC, JSCCI

Mr. Ham comes to us with 29 years of therapist experience and has been using Strain Counterstrain for over 18 years.  Mr. Ham is certified by the Jones Institute to teach Strain and Counterstrain and has taught and assisted numerous courses across the United States.

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RANDALL S. KUSUNOSE, PT, OCS, JSCCI

Physical Therapist and Board Certified in Orthopaedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Mr. Kusunose is the director of the Jones Institute and has been a certified instructor of Strain Counterstrain for 28 years. He has authored several chapters and articles on Strain Counterstrain.  He has taught over 500 Counterstrain courses nationally and over 70 international courses in 10 different countries. He is the only clinician to teach and travel with Dr. Lawrence Jones for 9 years. 

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ROBERT DOWD, PT, DPT, OCS, JSCCI

Dr. Dowd has been a physical therapist for 19 years, recently completing his t-DPT from the University of St. Augustine with a capstone project integrating SCS and manual therapy techniques. He has utilized SCS techniques since 1991 and is a certified instructor with the Jones Institute since 1997. He specializes in integrating a neurologically biased approach to orthopedic problems. He has been recertified as an Orthopaedic Specialist from the APTA Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

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TIMOTHY HODGES, LMT, CPT, JSCCI

Tim is owner operator of Westside Manual Therapy, his private clinic in Portland, Oregon. Tim has been using Counterstrain for over 15 years and has run a successful mentorship program for students wanting to master the Counterstrain technique. Tim has been certified by the Jones Institute and Brian Tuckey (Originator of Fascial Counterstrain) to teach SCS Viceral, SCS Lymphatic-Venous, SCS Arterial and SCS Nervous System, Part 1 courses. He has participated in the development of many of the new techniques.

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