Introduction to Fascial Counter Strain (FCS1)
Presented by Brian Tuckey
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Full course cost £595 – Early Bird cost £550



The Jones Institute and Tuckey Continuing Education Services would like to introduce practitioners to the groundbreaking world of Fascial Counterstrain (FCS).  FCS developed by Brian Tuckey PT (USA,) is essentially the advanced and updated version of Jones Strain and Counterstrain technique.  Mr. Tuckey, one of only 4 physical therapists in the world to be certified by Lawrence Jones D.O. to teach Strain and Counterstrain Technique, has expanded Jones’s original work from 200 techniques to over 800 structure specific techniques allowing treatment of virtually every structure in the human body.

About FCS…

FCS utilizes diagnostic tender points to identify reflexive muscle guarding in the body.  Reflex muscle contractions occur in skeletal muscle, smooth muscle or in the body’s deep fascia due to a variety of reasons including trauma, surgery, postural strain, repetitive motion even in response to an inflammatory diet.  This form of reflex muscular dysfunction, once present, can contribute to a multitude of symptoms and conditions. Some examples include but are not limited to: acute/chronic musculoskeletal conditions in ALL regions of the body, chronic edema, weakness, digestive dysfunction, neuropathies, migraine/non migraine headaches, tachycardia, CRPS, peripheral arterial disease, balance disorders, seizures, tinnitus, and fibromyalgia.

FCS alleviates these chronic, reflexive muscle contractions from the body via a gentle, reflexive process which patients frequently describe as “fascinating” or “magic.” The treatments are completely painless making it a viable option for even the most painful or difficult cases.  It is believed that FCS’s powerful, multi-system effects are due to the deactivation of deep fascial proprioceptors (nociceptors and mechanoreceptors) which maintains the body’s musculature in a persistent, noci-defensive or “over-protective” state.  During treatments, there is a palpable, often visible reduction in localized tissue edema which helps alleviate the chemical component of chronic soft tissue dysfunction.  This combination of metabolite drainage and proprioceptive impact gives FCS unparalleled carry over.  Many patients report lasting relief of chronic conditions after only one or two treatment sessions.

How is the introductory course designed?

This class will provide students with approximately 10 of the most commonly utilized techniques from each class in the FCS series: Arterial, Lymphatic /venous, Neural, Visceral, musculoskeletal and Cranial courses.  In addition, students will be carefully instructed in the basics of the revolutionary FCS Cranial Scan which allows for instant diagnostic information regarding every system and essentially every major structure of the human body.  Most of the techniques chosen for this class have multiple tender point locations giving students the ability to treat over a hundred specific locations.

SCS FI – Fascial Introduction… 

Introduction to “Fascial Counterstrain” (FCS) is your entry level course into the amazing world of neuro-fascial dysfunction. This class, which acts as the pre-requisite course for the recently developed FCS series, will provide students with approximately 10 of the most powerful techniques from each class in the Fascial series: SCS VC-Viscera, SCS AR-Arterial System, SCS LV-Lymphatic-Venous, SCS N1-Nervous System, Part 1 and the future SCS Ligamentous-Capsular courses. In addition, students will be carefully instructed in the FCS “Cranial Scan” which allows for instant diagnostic information regarding every system of the human body. Students will leave this class with the ability to treat a wide variety of structures such as the epidural veins, visceral ligaments, radicular arteries, the sympathetic chain, and even multiple branches of the Vagus nerve. You may be aware that techniques exist to treat dysfunction outside of the musculoskeletal system. Become one those rare practitioners who can assess and treat ALL systems. Change lives, not just symptoms, become a Fascial Counter-strainer.


  • Introduction
  • Physiological Rational of FCS
  • Evolution and technical application of FCS
  • The FCS cranial scan and labs
  • Selected techniques/labs for all 5 fascial systems
  • Wind down


  • Gain understanding of the physiological rationale behind Fascial Counterstrain
  • Understand the concept and symptoms of dysfunction in “fascial systems”
  • Gain proficiency in FCS “ Cranial Scan”
  • Gain proficiency in approximately 50 selected FCS techniques
Day one: Day two: Day three:
8.00 – 10.30 Registration and opening lecture


10.30 – 10.45 Break


10.45 – 12.00 Surface Anatomy Demo/Lab


12.00 – 1.00 Lunch


1.0  – 2.30 Anterior Cranial Scan


2.30 – 2.45 Break


2.45 – 4.00 Lateral Cranial Scan


4.00 – 5.00 Posterior Cranial Scan

8.00 – 10.30 Intro to Ligamentous – Capsular FCS


10.30 – 10.45 Break


10.45 – 1.00 Intro to Neural FCS Lecture/Lab


1.0  – 2.00 Lunch


2.00 – 3.15 Lymphatic – Venous FCS Lecture and Demo


3.15 – 3.30 Break


3.30 – 5.00 Lymphatic – Venous FCS Lab

8.00 – 11.00 Intro to Arterial FCS Lecture/ Lab


11.00 – 11.15 Break


11.15 – 2.00 Intro to Visceral FCS Lecture/ Lab


2.00 – 3.00 Wind Down Lecture


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