Physical Therapy Applications
Physical therapists report that Cup and Release produces excellent treatment results for a wide variety of clinical rehabilitation needs. After discharge, many of their patients buy it for home use. But you don’t have to be a physical therapy patient to enjoy the benefits of Dynamic Cupping .
Cup and Release is an excellent treatment tool, even on painful and hardened radiated breast tissue. If used properly, it will produce lasting mobility changes in a fraction of the time. This device should only be used with the surgeon’s approval and performed by a licensed physical therapist with proper training in rehab cupping. That therapist, in turn, can then teach their client the proper technique for use at home.
Physical therapists trained in the Schroth Method of scoliosis management, have begun incorporating “Cup and Release” to facilitate “De-rotational Breathing”... this Schroth-specific exercise facilitates increased respiratory volume and is directly linked to decreased lateral shift and decreased asymmetrical rotation of the thoracic spine and ribcage of the corresponding thoracic curvature. The cups are used to stretch atrophied intercostal muscles and paraspinals as well as loosen restrictive fascia during active inhalation and exhalation.
Work Related Pain:
Some jobs, such as that of an office worker or a truck driver, require prolonged periods of sitting while other types of jobs require heavier physical demands (performing artists, carpenters, painters, electricians, etc.). Dynamic cupping is an easy and effective way to restore functional and manage the aches and pains that go along with everyday life.
OtherApplications (Cup size depends on the region treated)
- Acute pain and spasm
- Painless Patella Mobilization pre- and/or post-operatively
- Incisional Adhesions
- Gluteal, Hip and Ilio-tibial Band tightness and pain
- Acute muscle tear… to release the localized bundle of soft tissue before using kinesiotape.
- Sternal and Costo-Clavicular pain
- Subluxation of the rib head at the sternum
- Carpal and Tarsal Tunnel Syndromes (use small or medium cups)
- Scapular Pain and Rhomboid Pain
- Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow
Teach your patients to correctly use Cup and Release as a part of their Home Exercise Regimen!