Functional Cupping Therapy

A step by step approach to determining the appropriate dosage and type of cupping methods

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Functional Cupping Therapy


Instructor: Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT, Cert MDT, MTC, FMS-C

Course Length: 3 hours | Tuition: $159 or FREE for Elite Passport Members (learn more)


This is a livestream, interactive course.  The instructor will teach in real time and you will have the opportunity to ask and answer questions.

Description

There has traditionally been a gap in the literature for the appropriate dosage, timing, and frequency for the proper application of cupping for musculoskeletal problems. During this web-based course you will gain an in depth understanding on how to increase or regress the intensity of cupping making it easier to program this treatment appropriately. The live and re-recorded, hands-on demonstrations will show you various tools for cupping and you will view general treatment strategies to apply cupping both static and dynamically. From Cervico/Thoracic to lower leg, ankle and foot you will take a step by step approach and learn the most effective ways to combine patient movement and cupping techniques. You can expect to leave with the confidence and knowledge needed to develop cupping session based on your assessment and the individual needs of your patient.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how, why and when to implement cupping strategies.
  • Learn about different types of cups and different types of cupping
  • Explore how Pain science, and BPS Model relate to cupping
  • Identify Indications and Contraindications for Cupping
  • Explore the efficacy of cupping through an evidence-based lens.
  • Learn about both Static and Dynamic techniques for Lower and Upper body

Objectives:

  • Identify the principles of functional cupping and supporting evidence.
  • Describe the physiological and neurological effects of cupping.
  • Differentiate common cupping techniques and review indications/contraindications for each.
  • Discuss how cupping techniques can be combined with corrective exercise to improve pain, sprains/strains, swelling, tendinopathies, and more.
  • Develop cupping applications based on your assessment/treatment approach and the individual needs of your patient.

 

Outline:

  • Lecture: Introduction
  • Lecture: What is cupping and how does it work
    • History
    • Mechanical effect
    • Neurophysiological effect
  • Indications for cupping
    • Goals for cupping treatment
      • Reduce pain
      • Improve tissue extensibility
    • Contra-Indications for cupping
    • Efficacy and research for cupping
    • Different types of cupping
      • Static
      • TDM
      • Dynamic
    • Lecture: Cupping and movement
      • Why use cupping with exercise?
        • Preparation for exercise therapy
          • Reduce pain
          • Improve tissue extensibility
        • Enhance exercise therapy
          • Pin & Stretch
        • Demonstration and Lecture: Cupping tools
          • Different Cupping Tools
          • Different Cupping techniques
            • Static cupping
            • Dynamic cupping
          • Demonstration Only: Cervico/Thoracic
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) before
            • Cupping options
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) afterwards
          • Demonstration Only: Shoulder
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) before
            • Cupping options
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) afterwards
          • Demonstration Only: Elbow/Forearm/wrist
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) before
            • Cupping options
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) afterwards
          • Demonstration Only: Thoraco/Lumbar
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) before
            • Cupping options
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) afterwards
          • Demonstration Only: Hip/Thigh
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) before
            • Cupping options
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) afterwards
          • Demonstration Only: Knee
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) before
            • Cupping options
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) afterwards
          • Demonstration Only: Lower leg/ankle/Foot
            • Assess ROM (and symptoms) before
            • Cupping options
          • Assess ROM (and symptoms) afterwards