Our Staff

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 Tuckey

Mr. Tuckey is a board-certified orthopedic specialist (OCS) who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, School of Physical Therapy in 1990. He is the owner of Tuckey and Associates Physical Therapy LLC in Frederick Maryland, specializing in the treatment of complex cases.

In 1992 Mr. Tuckey began training at the Jones Institute under the guidance of Lawrence Jones D.O., the originator of Strain and Counterstrain technique (SCS) and eventually became one of only four physical therapists, certified by Jones to teach SCS.  In the late 1990’s, following the death of Dr. Jones, Tuckey took over the reins of Counterstrain innovation and expanded Counterstrain from approximately 200, to over 1200, anatomically correlated treatments. Tuckey’s modern-day version of SCS called “Fascial Counterstrain” or FCS, enables practitioners to identify and correct dysfunction in all bodily systems including the vascular, visceral, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems. This multi-system, peripheral and central nervous system approach is unique in the world of manipulation and gives it unparalleled diagnostic and curative capacity. FCS is currently being taught to a rapidly expanding audience of domestic and international medical professionals including classes held in Europe, Australia, and Asia.

The physiological rationale behind tender point formation and FCS was recently published by Tuckey et. al. in “Frontiers of Musculoskeletal Pain” (August 2021) and is currently the journal’s #1 most viewed article, all time. Also, for a lay-persons description of the technique, you can read a chapter about FCS in Tony Robbins best-selling book entitled “Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love” (released in February of 2022.)


Chris Butler, DPT

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

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.


Alec Hercik, LMT

After attending the University of New England, Alec decided to pursue a career in manual therapy and received his massage therapy license from Laurel Business Institute in his hometown of Uniontown PA. After graduation he received post graduate training in multiple forms of manual therapy however, decided to specialize in Fascial Counterstrain after personally experiencing the power of the technique in his own personal health journey.

Alec is one of few practitioners in the country to have completed the entire Fascial Counterstrain curriculum to date and decided to take his training to the next level by joining Counterstrain of Frederick. This decision has allowed Alec to gain proficiency in the latest Counterstrain techniques and given him the opportunity to work with some of the most disabled and challenging patients in the area.

When not treating patients, Alec enjoys weightlifting, martial arts and outdoor recreational activities of all types.


Jason Glikman, PT

Jason received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland at College Park and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England in Portland, ME.

In 2021, Jason discovered the power of Fascial Counterstrain (FCS), a fascial inflammation drainage technique developed by Brian Tuckey, PT, OCS, JSCCI. He now specializes in this technique due to its superior carryover for patients and the ability to treat with a whole-body approach. Jason is proud to have studied under, and worked with, Mr.Tuckey.
Jason has gained valuable experience working with a wide range of clientele, from athletes suffering from orthopedic injuries to adults with chronic pain. He utilizes a full-body approach to treat patients with headaches/migraines, post-COVID conditions, TMJ dysfunctions, chronic pain, strains/sprains, nerve pain, and visceral/abdominal pain.

In his free time, he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and guitar, hiking, and spending time with his family.


Our Maryland Clinic

Reduce swelling, restore normal blood flow and calm inflamed nerves with Fascial Counterstrain.

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301.698.9956 75 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite L
Frederick, MD 21702