You may remember from our previous posts Here, Here, and Here, our clinicians have been working hard to become Myofascial Decompression Certified. Last weekend, Lexi traveled to University of California, San Francisco to take her Level I course in Myofascial Decompression!
Myofascial decompression or “cup therapy” has been gaining popularity since Michael Phelps was seen sporting his round marks at the 2016 Olympics. Myofascial decompression is a modern adaptation of a form of ancient Chinese medicine. In our physical therapy practice, we use the cups over restricted areas in the muscle during specific movement and exercise in order to correct movement dysfunction. The cups provide a negative pressure to decompress the area, and when coupled with movement, the treatment can retrain the body's movement patterns.
The research behind myofascial decompression is growing, and current movement science literature is showing more positive effects of the use of decompression to treat inefficient movement patterns, sports injuries, contractures, chronic orthopedic problems, decreased flexibility, and more!
What Lexi has to say about her newly acquired knowledge from the course:
"Learning about the physiology behind the results of MFD and seeing the current research that is being done has helped to solidify my "why" when it comes to incorporating MFD into treatment sessions for my patients. I'm looking forward to taking Level 2 at the end of June!" -Alexis Theuring, PT, DPT
This sweet little girl just graduated from physical therapy! One of our pediatric physical therapists, Lexi, has been working to help Erika's achieve her motor milestones! We are always so happy when our patient's meet their goals, but we sure will miss seeing Erika's smiling face! Thank you to Erika's family for trusting us with her care, and for letting us share this sweet photo of her