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Hi I'm Dr. Simcha Shapiro here with Expert Village. Now we're going to talk about an
Osteopathic technique called strain counter strain. Now strain counter strain was developed
in the 70's by Lawrence Jones. Strain counter strain was developed in the 70's by Lawrence
Jones and the basis to the technique is to shorten the muscle that we're working with
in order to release it and to reset the pain mechanism. Now in order to understand how
this technique works, you have to understand a little bit about the anatomy of the body.
There are a lot of different way we perceive pain in the body. One of the ways is through
damage to the anatomy. Another way is through stretch. If you stretch something too far,
your stretch receptor is going to send back a message to the brain that will say "Hey
don't do that it hurts". So, what this does, is sometimes, we'll make a quick movement
and the stretch receptor gets set to too short. So what's happening is when you're at a normal
stretch its sending a message to the brain saying "Hey don't do that it hurts". And so
what we do is, Jones came up with a great technique that resets the stretch receptor.
That resets the stretch receptor on the muscle and puts it back at an appropriate setting
and miraculously the pain goes away right away. And we're going to show it go you right