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
Mr. Tuckey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, School of Physical Therapy in 1990. He has 30+ years of outpatient orthopedic experience and has been certified as an orthopedic specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Examiners since 1995. Mr. Tuckey started Tuckey and Associates Physical Therapy, specializing in outpatient orthopedics and Counterstrain techniques in April of 2004.
In 1992 Mr. Tuckey began training at the Jones Institute under the guidance of the famous osteopathic physician Dr. Lawrence Jones D.O., the originator of Strain and Counterstrain technique. Eventually Mr. Tuckey became one of only 4 physical therapists in the United States to be personally certified by Dr. Jones to teach Strain and Counterstrain.
In the late 1990’s, following the death of Dr. Jones, Mr. Tuckey took over the reins of Counterstrain innovation at the Jones Institute, expanding the curriculum from approximately 220 to over 1000 anatomically based treatments. This modern-day version of Counterstrain is currently called “Fascial Counterstrain” due to its unique ability to impact and treat all the body’s fascial systems including the vascular, visceral, nervous and muculoskeletal systems. This multi-system approach is unique in the world of manipulation giving it unparalleled diagnostic and curative capacity. Fascial Counterstrain is currently being taught to a rapidly expanding audience of domestic and international medical professionals.
Chris Butler, DPT
Mr. Butler received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University, in Wheeling West Virginia. He has over 15 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 15 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.
Karen Andrews, PT, MTC
Karen Andrews graduated from the University Of Maryland, Eastern Shore in 1992 with her physical therapy degree. Karen spent 12 years at Kernan Hospital in Baltimore where she treated a variety of orthopedic and sports related injuries from young adolescents to geriatric patients, including athletes of all ages. Karen then spent 6 years with Physiotherapy Associates as a clinic/group director in Baltimore before moving to their Frederick office where she continued to enjoy treating a variety of orthopedic patients.
In 2010 Karen earned her certificate in Manual Therapy from the University of St. Augustine, after becoming proficient with joint mobilization of the spine and extremities. Over the past ten years, Karen also begun utilizing a form of Counterstrain called Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) which enhanced her manual training and improved her treatment outcomes. Prior to coming to Tuckey and Associates, Karen worked for Superior Physical Therapy in Spring Ridge for 5 years and began her training in advanced Strain Counterstrain.
Karen feels privileged to now be a part of Tuckey and Associates and feels her passion for improving patient’s lifestyles in combination with her years of experience allow her to offer a comprehensive approach to helping patient’s reach their goals and live a more fulfilling life.
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.
Justin Green, LMT
Justin graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in 2004 and received a Master’s of Science in Sports Management in 2018. He has an extensive strength and conditioning background and has a Level II CrossFit Certified Trainer Certificate. After working in the exercise field, Justin realized that he wanted to do more for his clients and decided to attended massage school. He completed his Massage and hydrotherapy training at the Florida School of Massage, in 2010. He has been board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 2010 and has spent the last several years working primarily in Chiropractic and Physical Therapy offices.
Justin gradually developed an intense interest in manual therapy techniques and eventually began training under Brian Tuckey PT, OCS in Fascial Counterstrain (FCS.) After observing superior outcomes in patients who received FCS, he decided to dedicate himself to becoming an expert in the technique and joined Tuckey and Associates in 2019.
One of Justin’s passions in life is health and fitness. He loves the fact that his career is focused on helping people recover from injuries, maintain general wellness and reach whatever health and fitness goals they wish to achieve.
Jason Shiflett, PT
Jason graduated from the University of Buffalo in 2001, receiving his Bachelor of Science in physical Therapy. He has worked in multiple areas of his fields including outpatient orthopedic, skilled nursing and transitional sub-acute physical therapy over his 20 year career.
Jason’s training as a manual therapist has a foundation in osteopathic principles and eastern medicine philosophies. He has an extensive background in multiple osteopathic techniques but his favorite has always been strain-counterstrain. He took his first class with Brian Tuckey in 2005 and has been learning from him ever since.