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In-Person Seminar

WA Myofascial Cupping Course: Hands-On Experiential Lab Featuring Functional Movement Training (FMT) Techniques

Meghan Helwig, PT, DPT
7 Hours 30 Minutes
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In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast
Hotel Murano - Tacoma, Washington (Multiple Locations Available)



This is your gateway to mastering the art of myofascial cupping for clinical practice. Delve into the core principles of myofascial decompression with hours of hands-on labs:

Enhance Tissue Mobility: Gain profound insights into the world of myofascial sequencing and discover how it can transform tissue mobility and facilitate smoother movement patterns in your patients.

Neuroanatomy Unveiled: Explore the intricate neuroanatomy of the dermal and fascial subsystems to tailor your assessments and interventions to address the root causes of movement dysfunction.

Comprehensive Screening Process: Master a cutting-edge skin/fascial/movement screening process that forms the foundation of effective clinical evaluation to target the precise issues that hinder your patients’ functional abilities.

Evidence-Based Practice: Stay at the forefront of the field by dissecting and interpreting the latest research. Understand how connective tissue gliding, pain modulation, and movement therapies intersect to inform your clinical decisions.

Precise Cupping Techniques: Develop proficiency in myofascial cupping techniques tailored specifically for soft tissue pathologies. Implement these techniques to address your patients’ unique needs with precision and confidence.

Functional Integration: Harness the power of cupping to enhance functional outcomes. Discover how to leverage tension/decompression effects, directional cues, and graded pressure levels to optimize performance and rehabilitation.

Transform your clinical practice with expert-led myofascial cupping. Elevate skills, unleash potential, and make a lasting impact. Register now to join us for clinical excellence.

What to Bring: Yoga mat or massage table (if applicable)

What to Wear: Please wear comfortable and loose clothing for labs. Shorts and tank tops are recommended.


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.

* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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 profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


PESI is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This activity consists of 7.0 CE hours of instruction in the following subjects: Adjunctive/Modalities (1.0hr);  Anatomy (1.5hrs);  Corrective/Therapeutic Exercise (1.5hrs);  Pain Management (1.0hr);  Sports Medicine (2.0 hrs).. Approval #91006TAC. No more than 7.0 total CE hours may be earned for this activity.


For a list of boards that accept PACE courses, please visit this website:


**Please note that Chiropractors and/or Chiropractor Assistants must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to PACE.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 360 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


Meghan Helwig, PT, DPT's Profile

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Meghan Helwig PT, DPT, is an experienced outpatient orthopedic clinician based out of Carlsbad, CA where she owns and manages Primal Strength Physical Therapy. Since graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University in 2009, she has earned numerous certifications as a trained provider of full body Active Release Technique (ART), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT3). In addition, she is a trained practitioner in IASTM, kinesiology taping, and performance movement techniques through RockTape, for whom she conducts national trainings.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Meghan Helwig maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from Rocktape and PESI, Inc. Her relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Dr. Meghan Helwig has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Additional Info

Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.

Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


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  1. Analyze the myofascial sequencing model to understand its role in movement function, and soft tissue health.
  2. Examine the neuroanatomy of the dermal and fascial subsystems.
  3. Identify functional issues with a comprehensive skin/fascial/movement screening process.
  4. Appraise relevant research findings related to connective tissue gliding, pain modulation, and the impact of movement therapies.
  5. Determine myofascial cupping techniques to address soft tissue pathologies and enhance functional outcomes.
  6. Utilize cupping techniques to improve functional aspects for performance and rehabilitation purposes.


Review framework of the Movement Pyramid

  • Understand neuroanatomy, skin and fascial systems and how they relate to the course
  • Review the current literature related to myofascial cupping techniques
  • Define Time Under Pressure (TUP) as it relates to decompression (curative vs. destructive dosages)
  • Review safety of applications
  • Cupping indications/contraindications

Introduce skin/fascial/movement screening process

  • Introduce and practice use of cupping as it relates to direction and pressure
  • Types of Treatments
  • Tissue decompression:
    • External Glide – multiple vectors
    • Internal Glide
    • Cupping plus functional movement
  • Treatment variables:
    • Body positions
    • Graded exposure techniques
    • Distraction methods

Introduce external cueing concept in respect the use of cupping for movement disorders (post stroke, different types of dystonias, parkinson’s, etc)

  • Introduce and practice use of cupping as it relates to movement dysfunction
  • Types of cueing: Visual & tactile

Learn, practice, and perform specific applications of cupping for nerve entrapments:

  • Upper extremity entrapments – median, radial, ulnar, others
  • Treatment considerations for neural entrapment cupping: external glide, internal glide, meaningful movement

Learn, practice, and perform specific applications of cupping with movement:

  • External cueing for movement dysfunction
  • Isolated movements – flexion, extension, rotation, Ab/adduction, deviation
  • Functional movements – sagittal, frontal, transverse plane patterns
  • Treatment considerations for cupping with movement, all movement is a screen/treatment opportunity, work and sport-related movement examples

Condition Specific Applications

  • Introduction of progression and regression concepts for specific conditions with cupping and taping applications (combo of therapeutic interventions)
  • Case studies - lower extremity, trunk, upper extremity
  • Q/A

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Massage Therapists
  • Athletic Trainers



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