Hi this is Dr. Simcha Shapiro here with Expert
Village. Now we’re going to be talking about a technique called Strain/Counter Strain.
Now remember the concept of the technique is to take the muscle, and the area that hurts,
and shorten the muscle. So the first thing we do is we find a tender point. This is a
patient who has been complaining of shoulder pain. And that looks to be a tender point.
So, was that tender? Okay. So what we’re going to do is, I’m going to keep my finger here,
so that they know this is the same spot afterwards and it feels miraculously better. And I’m
going to put the patient in a position that’s going to shorten the area. And we’re going
to call that first pain; I want you to relax your arm. We’re going to call that first pain
a 10 on a scale of zero to ten. With zero being no pain and ten being the original pain.
And I’m going to press. What would you say it is now? Almost no pain. Great, that’s just
the answer we want. So I’m going to hold you in this position for ninety seconds. Okay,
great. Now, it?s important that you stay fully relaxed when I bring you out of the position.
So I want you to just relax your arm and let me do all the work. There we go. How is it
now? A 1 or 2, almost no pain. Great! That’s just the way it works. It?s just that easy.
And you’ll feel better.