Hello everyone, this is Dr. Hogue.
Last weekend I attended a course to learn Fascial Counterstrain (FCS). FCS is a manual therapy method that can be used to relax tissues of the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, nerves, organs, lymph, veins, and even arteries. I attended the introductory course to see if the method was valid and have been using it since returning. So far I have seen some pretty impressive results.
FCS is a paradigm shift for me, allowing me to treat things with manual therapy which I never thought were possible. If you’re interested in learning more, come on in for a visit. You can also look forward to an upcoming post which explains the ideas and principles of the treatment in more detail.
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