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Digital Seminar

Fascial Cupping Therapy for Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement

Theresa A. Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS
Approx. 4 Hours
May 17, 2024
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Save your hands! Many clinical conditions benefit from fascial cupping as part of program design to improve physical performance and functional outcomes. Dr. Theresa Schmidt will walk you through an understanding of the fascial system, the effects of negative pressure modalities, and the evidence that supports the inclusion of cupping in both rehab and sports therapy applications for rapid, measurable results.

Now you can reap the benefits of modern cupping therapy in your practice. Negative pressure cupping tools provide you with an extra set of hands in a versatile tool that works with you to:

  • Promote functional movement
  • Release scar tissue and fascial adhesions
  • Manage trigger points
  • Improve circulation and lymphatic drainage and
  • Modulate pain

You will experience the benefits of cupping techniques with clinical tips on how to utilize specialized manual therapy tools alone or in combination with multimodal therapies and exercise to improve functional outcomes and physical performance. Best of all? These results will be measurable!

Immediately integrate the use of rehab cupping therapy into your practice to save your hands, add value to clients’ therapy and sports programs, and make your practice even more successful.


Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Dr. Danny Porcelli is an independent contractor presenter with RockTape USA. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
All other members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the remaining committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Dr. Theresa Schmidt is an orthopedic physical therapy specialist and massage therapist integrating traditional and alternative medicine with emphasis on manual therapy, precision exercise, wellness, Reiki, hypnosis, and mindfulness. She presented for NASA/Inomedic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Vanderbilt Med, Wake Med, and professional associations. She received her doctorate at UNE and served as faculty at Touro PT Programs and CUNY Queens Colleges in NY. She is a published author, Expert Consultant, Reiki Master Instructor, and hypnotherapist in private practice at Educise® in New Hampshire.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Theresa Schmidt has employment relationships with Educise and Home CEU She receives a speaking honorarium and a consulting fee from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Theresa Schmidt is a member of APTA and AMTA. She has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Identify the indications and contraindications of negative pressure fascial cupping as related to function.
  2. Choose appropriate cupping tools based on cup design, rim shape, size, and material to promote functional movement.
  3. Utilize techniques for scar release and skin glide to improve function.
  4. Select cupping applications for various body regions including the spine and extremities to improve function.



  • Evidence related to cupping
  • Equipment safety and infection control
  • Theory and Eastern uses of cupping
  • Safety and precautions
  • Indications and contraindications


  • Equipment and techniques
  • Cup design differences
  • Rim shape
  • Cup size and shape
  • Materials
  • Multimodal tools


  • Positive and negative pressure considerations
  • Scar release
  • Skin glide
  • Lab demonstration


  • Spine
  • Trunk
  • Abdomen
  • Extremities


  • Review of select evidence-based research on fascial release and cupping therapy outcomes
  • Clinical case studies and Q&A


  • Billing codes for myofascial cupping
  • Justify rehab with the right progress measures and documentation

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Massage Therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Athletic Trainers


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