Are you living with chronic pain?

Cupping may bring relief!

To relieve pain, Forward Physical Therapy employs cupping therapy. It is an ancient form of alternative medicine known as “tissue distraction release.” It was first used in ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern societies to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Do you want to know more about cupping and how it can help you relieve pain and discomfort while allowing you to resume your normal activities? Make an appointment with Forward Physical Therapy in Knoxville, TN right away!

What is cupping therapy?

During cupping therapy, our Knoxville, TN physical therapists apply inverted rubber pumps or silicone cups to your skin. Your therapist will suction the pumps/cups onto the skin during treatment. As the air in the cup cools, a vacuum is created, causing the skin to rise and the blood vessels to enlarge. This vacuum reduces inflammation, relieves pain, promotes relaxation, and increases blood flow.

As a result, neural tissues, fascia, skin, ligaments, muscles, and tendons are more prone to dislocation. Cupping therapy relieves trigger points, increases lymphatic flow, improves circulation, and breaks up scar tissue adhesion.

What to expect from cupping at our Knoxville, TN Physical Therapy Clinic

This treatment has a multitude of advantages. Cupping is an effective treatment method for a wide range of conditions, including chronic neck pain, low back pain, and fibromyalgia.

It can improve your skin’s health, alleviate respiratory issues, and even aid digestion. The suction in the cups creates negative pressure, which improves hydration and blood flow to body tissues, reduces bonding, and eliminates excess fluids. Cupping therapy also speeds up recovery and alleviates symptoms associated with certain accidents and illnesses.

It is critical to understand that cupping can cause circular bruises on the skin that can last for up to two weeks. These bruises usually heal on their own and are not cause for concern!

Contact Forward Physical Therapy today to find relief!

Do you have an injury or a medical condition? Do you find it difficult for you to live the life you want? Consult with one of our licensed physical therapists to see if cupping therapy is right for you. Request an appointment with Forward Physical Therapy today to learn more about the health benefits of cupping. We can assist you in regaining control of your health!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!