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
Brian earned his degree from the University of Maryland, School of Physical Therapy and his Board Certification in Orthopedics in 1995. He is Senior Faculty and the Director of Fascial Research and Development at The Jones Institute and the Counterstrain Academy, where he teaches pain and science and the manual therapy modality Fascial Counterstrain to an eclectic group of medical practitioners.
Brian has taught throughout the US and internationally for over 25 years at numerous conferences. He has developed manual therapy techniques and curricula that he has instructed through over 500 post-graduate medical seminars though domestic and international partners. In 2021, he authored and published a peer-reviewed article related to chronic musculoskeletal and idiopathic pain.
Chris Butler, DPT
Chris received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University, in Wheeling West Virginia. He has over 20 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 20 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.