Saxony Matousek is the first and currently, the only physical therapist in Michigan participating in the Counterstrain Mastery Program, which was developed by a board-certified orthopedic specialist, Brian Tuckey PT, OCS, JSCCI. Counterstrain Clinic Search
Saxony started her own practice, Think Physical Therapy PLLC., to provide this gentle, holistic technique that gets to the root causes of painful conditions rather than treating just symptoms.
Saxony’s first experience with the Counterstrain technique was as a physical therapy doctoral student at Grand Valley State University. She was assigned to an outpatient clinic in Indiana where CS was the sole manual therapy used. This was not her first internship so she was able to make comparisons between CS and traditional methods she had experienced at previous clinics. What struck her the most was the fact that patients were getting 100% better. Many patients with chronic conditions were experiencing relief quite quickly and with less effort. No unnecessary pain was produced during their treatments. These results were something she had never seen, nor would again with any other manual therapy technique. After she earned her doctorate, she took a position in Chicago at ARC Physical Therapy honing her technique in CS.
Saxony returned to Michigan, working at the Grand Rapids Home for the Veterans, prior to starting her own practice, where she served clients with a multitude of chronic conditions and diagnoses. In addition to her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, she also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Communications/Public Relations, as well as a Certified Pilates Instructor, and has experience as a dance instructor.