Our professional staff members have undergone extensive, post-graduate training in manual therapy techniques under the direction of Brian Tuckey PT, OCS, JSCCI. Mr. Tuckey is an internationally recognized expert and instructor in the manual therapy technique known as Fascial Counterstrain. This enables our therapists to identify and correct the underlying cause of your medical condition and not just treat the symptoms.
Brian Tuckey, PT, OCS, JSCCI
Mr. Tuckey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, School of Physical Therapy in 1990. He has 30+ years of outpatient orthopedic experience and has been certified as an orthopedic specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Examiners since 1995. Mr. Tuckey started Tuckey and Associates Physical Therapy, specializing in outpatient orthopedics and Counterstrain techniques in April of 2004.
In 1992 Mr. Tuckey began training at the Jones Institute under the guidance of the famous osteopathic physician Dr. Lawrence Jones D.O., the originator of Strain and Counterstrain technique. Eventually Mr. Tuckey became one of only 4 physical therapists in the United States to be personally certified by Dr. Jones to teach Strain and Counterstrain.
In the late 1990’s, following the death of Dr. Jones, Mr. Tuckey took over the reins of Counterstrain innovation at the Jones Institute, expanding the curriculum from approximately 220 to over 1000 anatomically based treatments. This modern-day version of Counterstrain is currently called “Fascial Counterstrain” due to its unique ability to impact and treat all the body’s fascial systems including the vascular, visceral, nervous and muculoskeletal systems. This multi-system approach is unique in the world of manipulation giving it unparalleled diagnostic and curative capacity. Fascial Counterstrain is currently being taught to a rapidly expanding audience of domestic and international medical professionals.
Chris Butler, DPT
Mr. Butler received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University, in Wheeling West Virginia. He has over 15 years experience in outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis on manual physical therapy.
Mr. Butler’s strong interest in manual medicine, led him to seek out a physical therapy facility that emphasized a hands-on personalized approach. He has been working with Mr. Tuckey for 15 years and has attended numerous post-graduate courses in the manual therapy area.
Mr. Butler works with a variety of patients from adolescents to the elderly, and custom tailors each therapy session to meet the individual needs of each patient based on their therapy needs.
Cynthia Durant, PT
In 1990 Cynde began her journey in physical therapy after working as a massage therapist in an outpatient orthopedic clinic that practiced manual medicine. There she found her passion, eventually graduating in 1996 from Shenandoah University with a master’s degree in physical therapy. Cynde has practiced exclusively in the outpatient orthopedic setting since becoming a physical therapist. She has made Fascial Counterstrain her focus due to the superior outcomes she noted after incorporating the technique into her clinical repertoire.
In addition to practicing Counterstrain, Cynde utilizes her Pilates, yoga and massage background to help her patient reach the best possible outcomes.
Jason Shiflett, PT
Jason graduated from the University of Buffalo in 2001, receiving his Bachelor of Science in physical Therapy. He has worked in multiple areas of his fields including outpatient orthopedic, skilled nursing and transitional sub-acute physical therapy over his 20 year career.
Jason’s training as a manual therapist has a foundation in osteopathic principles and eastern medicine philosophies. He has an extensive background in multiple osteopathic techniques but his favorite has always been strain-counterstrain. He took his first class with Brian Tuckey in 2005 and has been learning from him ever since.