Cupping Therapy Intro: 6 Hrs.

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Cupping Therapy: Intro

Faculty: Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS,CHY,DD


Myofascial Cupping therapy is a centuries-old method for managing medical conditions, based on traditional Asian medicine. Reap the benefits of modern cupping therapy to release scar tissue and fascial adhesions, manage trigger points and spasm, improve circulation and relieve pain. Many clinical conditions may benefit from cupping to improve functional outcomes. Learn the benefits of myofascial cupping with clinical tips on how to utilize these manual therapy tools to get people moving with greater ease for measurable functional outcomes.


1. Discuss the history and benefits of cupping therapy
2. List indications, contraindications, and precautions for cupping therapy
3. Discuss the evidence based research for cupping therapy
4. Discuss the application of cupping therapy as part of program design to treat a variety of clinical conditions to promote mobility and functional outcomes.

Contact hours 6

Course type: home study program

Course category: myofascial

Teaching techniques include lecture, demonstration video, and question and answer periods.


Home Study course allows students to progress at their own pace. The format is modular. Course requires reading and reviewing slides, lab practice and exam time for 2 hours along with viewing 5 hours of videos

Module 1: 1 hour

Introduction, history of negative pressure cupping, equipment safety and infection control Oriental medicine theory and practice

Module 2: 1.5 hours

Tools, evidence, precautions, indications, contraindications, and benefits Myofascial release principles and practice, scar tissue

Module 3: 1 hour

Applications of clinical cupping and demonstration: skin glide and scar release

Cupping demo: upper body positioning & technique

Cupping for neck pain, adhesive capsulitis, forward head posture with kyphosis, lateral/medial epicondylitis, palmar fascia restrictions,

Module 4: 1.5 hours

Cupping demo: lower body positioning & technique

Cupping demo for low back pain, ITB syndrome, tight hip flexors, hamstring strain, calf stiffness, plantar fasciitis

Clinical cupping release and practice integration with tools, positioning, and home programs

Review Powerpoint slide presentation with lab and online demos: 2 hours

Post-course exam and course evaluation completion: estimated 1 hour

Credit hours 6

Educise PC is an approved provider of continuing education for the NCBTMB, Inc. Educise PC is an approved provider for the NY State Boards of Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy. This seminar is available as a live seminar, webinar or as home study.

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