Athletic Training: Cupping

Cupping

Cupping is one of the old methods of manual therapy in history, practiced by many cultures and civilizations. In Western medicine, specifically sports performance, cupping is used to help release myofascial tension built up from activity or injury.

Plastic or glass, dome-shaped cups are methodically placed prior to using a pump to create suction over soft tissue. This vacuum pressure pulls the layers of tissue apart allowing for increased circulation to the area, stimulating the bodies natural filtration system.


Personalized Athletic Training Session

Duration: 60 Minutes

Cupping can be part of your personalized Athletic Training Session where your Atlas Certified Athletic Trainer will focus on developing strength, endurance, flexibility and / or mobility needed to accelerate your fitness. Can be customized to replace a workout if the client is experiencing pain or disability. Session may include injury prevention screening, orthopedic assessment, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy or biomechanics analysis of movement patterns.

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Manual Therapy

Duration: 30 Minutes

Manual therapy is a hands-on approach to loosen up muscles or joints which can help establish mobility and function to gain the most from your workout. Intended for individuals that do need guided exercise prescription or who just want a quick tune up before a training session. This treatment would be most effective when utilized prior to a class or workout.

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