Module 3: Counterstrain for the Lymphatic/Venous System

Course Description and Objectives

In Module 3, students will learn to master the assessment and treatment of the Lymphatic/Venous System. Once again, proficiency with the entire cranial scan will be emphasized in addition to the mastering of treatment techniques specifically for the veins and lymphatic vessels of the body. Relevance to clinical applications is highlighted, and updates of both the cranial scan and treatment techniques are incorporated into the course.

As in Module 2, which addresses the Visceral System, the labs in Module 3 are broken down into smaller pieces than the 3-day immersion course taught through the Jones Institute. This, in addition to the expansion of the program to 40 hours and much smaller class sizes, provides a superior learning environment. Instructors are able to spend time mentoring each student, ensuring an appropriate level of competence with the technique in its entirety. This includes the treatment of subsystems (epidural veins, respiratory sinuses, visceral lymphatics, etc.) head/neck, trunk and extremities.

Emphasis on precision with palpation of landmarks, tenderpoints and the cranial scan continues to be a priority throughout the program, enabling students to constantly improve their skills of Counterstrain assessment and treatment. This inevitably translates to superior performance in the clinical application of Counterstrain, as students of the Academy not only learn to speak the language of the body, but attain unparalleled fluency.

All levels of Counterstrain practitioners are welcome, but you must have completed Modules 1 and 2 in addition to the Jones Institute’s Counterstrain for the Lymphatic/Venous System.

Learning Outcomes for Module 3: Counterstrain for the Lymphatic/Venous System:

1. Students will palpate and identify all of the bony landmarks associated with ribcage surface anatomy for the lymphatic/venous system. (2 Hours)

2. Students will palpate and identify all of the regions associated with the Counterstrain Cranial Scan for the lymphatic/venous system. (3 Hours)

3. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the Counterstrain Cranial Scan for the lymphatic/venous system.

4. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the anterior epidural veins within the lymphatic/venous system.

5. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the anterior epidural veins within the lymphatic/venous system.

6. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the posterior epidural veins within the lymphatic/venous system.

7. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the posterior epidural veins within the lymphatic/venous system.

8. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the cervical region within the lymphatic/venous system.

9. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the cervical region within lymphatic/venous system.

10. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the thoracic region within the lymphatic/venous system.

11. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the thoracic region within lymphatic/venous system.

12. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the cranium and respiratory sinuses within the lymphatic/venous system.

13. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the cranium and respiratory sinuses within the lymphatic/venous system.

14. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the cranium and venous system for the brain within the lymphatic/venous system.

15. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the cranium and venous system for the brain within the lymphatic/venous system.

16. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with scapulo-thoracic region for the lymphatic/venous system.

17. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the scapulo-thoracic region for the lymphatic/venous system.

18. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the thoracic spine and ribcage for the lymphatic/venous system.

19. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the thoracic spine and ribcage for the lymphatic/venous system.

20. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the lumbo-pelvic region within the lymphatic/venous system.

21. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the lumbo-pelvic region within the lymphatic/venous system.

22. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the visceral/ lymphatics of the lymphatic/venous system.

23. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the visceral/lymphatics of the lymphatic/venous system.

24. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the geno humoral region within the lymphatic/venous system.

25. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the geno humoral region within the lymphatic/venous system.

26. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the elbow and forearm region within the lymphatic/venous system.

27. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the elbow and forearm region within the lymphatic/venous system.

28. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the anterior hip and thigh region within the lymphatic/venous system.

29. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the anterior hip and thigh region within lymphatic/venous system.

30. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the posterior hip and thigh region within the lymphatic/venous system.

31. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the posterior hip and thigh region within lymphatic/venous system.

32. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the knee within the lymphatic/venous system.

33. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the knee within the lymphatic/venous system.

34. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the proximal lower leg (calf) region within the lymphatic/venous system.

35. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the proximal lower leg (calf) region within the lymphatic/venous system.

36. Students will palpate and identify all of the tenderpoints associated with the foot and ankle region within the lymphatic/venous system.

37. Students will demonstrate the proper Counterstrain technique for the foot and ankle region within the lymphatic/venous system.