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Myofascial Cupping in the Olympics

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Myofascial Cupping to relieve shoulder pain.

One of the biggest healthcare buzzes coming out of the Olympics this year is Myofascial Cupping.  This technique is commonly used to help reduce chronic pain from old injures and speed up recovery in athletes. 

Myofascial Cupping differs from cupping commonly used in acupuncture in that it is usually applied to specific muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints and the patient performs stretches and exercises to release myofascial adhesion that can be causing pain.  It is similar to acupuncture cupping in that it draws blood into the area in an effort to speed up healing.

While Myofascial Cupping is a very useful technique, it is rarely used alone.  It is usually combined with chiropractic adjustments, deep tissue therapy, and/or specific stretches and exercises to maximize the results.

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  1. daphne smith says
    Aug 15, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    I was wondering about the spots on Phelps, do you do that type of procedure too?

    • Bradley Sikes says
      Aug 15, 2016 at 4:11 PM

      Yes.

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