Timothy J. Hodges, LMT, JSCCI, CACI

Tim has worked in the field of physical rehabilitation since 1996. He has spent the last 16 years honing his skills in the clinicalapplication of Counterstrain and the last 10 years designing and optimizing training programs renowned for producing highly-
skilled practitioners. Tim has worked as an assistant instructor with the Jones Institute since 2004, where he earned his board level certification. He is one of two instructors certified by Brian Tuckey, PT to teach Fascial Counterstrain and has helped to develop many of the techniques used today. He continues to apply his expertise in the field through private treatment at Counterstrain Portland, developing the Counterstrain Academy mastery program curriculum and instruction manuals and through the mentorship of healthcare practitioners in the Counterstrain Academy, which now offers its mastery program training in multiple locations throughout the country.


Dr. Holly Christy, ND, LAc, CACI

Dr. Holly Christy earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington, a Master of Acupuncture from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University where she is also clinical adjunct faculty. Dr. Christy is a member of a very small group of healthcare providers trained in the highly specialized technique of Fascial Counterstrain. In 2013 she completed a 2.5 year long Mastery level Internship with Tim Hodges, LMT, JSCCI. Tim has worked with Brian Tuckey, PT, JSCCI in expanding the methodology of Fascial Counterstrain to effectively restore function to all of the various fascial systems (lymphatic, venous, arterial, neural, visceral, myofascial and ligamentous). Holly has worked as a lead instructor for the Counterstrain Academy since 2014.


Chris Michels, MSPT, JSCC, CACI

Chris graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy (MSPT) from New York Institute of Technology in 2000 and has been an avid learner of the healing arts ever since. Chris believes in using a holistic approach to diagnosing and treating the body, mind, and spirit. Chris became a board certified counterstrain practitioner (JSCC) in 2012 and while finishing his training with the Counterstrain Academy – Mastery Program, began assistant teaching in 2014. Chris taught his first course as a lead instructor for the Counterstrain Academy – Mastery Program in the fall of 2015.