Strain counterstrain: current concepts and clinical evidence

Man Ther. 2012 Feb;17(1):2-8. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2011.10.001. Epub 2011 Oct 24.

Abstract

Strain counterstrain is an osteopathic manipulative technique about which research is only recently emerging. This master class reviews the evidence investigating proposed physiologic mechanisms and clinical effects of strain counterstrain. Clinical application guidelines are presented with specific treatments for key clinical scenarios.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Manipulation, Osteopathic / methods*
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases / rehabilitation
  • Pain / diagnosis
  • Pain / rehabilitation
  • Pain Measurement
  • Patient Positioning
  • Prognosis
  • Sprains and Strains / diagnosis
  • Sprains and Strains / rehabilitation*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Trigger Points*