Myofascial Decompression- Cup Therapy

Myofascial Decompression, also referred to as Cup Therapy, is based on assessing and correcting movement inefficiencies. Backgrounds in biomechanics, kinesiology, and functional anatomy are essential to identify and treat ROM restrictions and muscular imbalance.  Interventions include neuromuscular re-education, active and active assisted range of motion, and PNF, making the patient an active participant in their treatment.  Traditional cupping does not include active movement, and often is targeting energetic imbalances from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective.  MFD is a novel approach to musculoskeletal treatment, utilizing negative pressure tools and western medicine based movement paradigms and algorithms.  These applications are very effective for orthopedics, sports medicine, contractures, post-op recovery, overcoming dominance strategies, postural syndromes, hand therapy, neuro re-education, and scar mobilization.

 

The myofascial decompression approach is the only one of its kind that works in the lifting of adhesions with movement instead of compressing on tissues.  If collagen is cross bonded, and fibrosis around tissues leads to decreased blood flow or metabolic exchange, it makes much more physiologic sense to pull on these structures instead of pressing down on them to allow flow improved exchange and mobility.

 

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