What is MFD?
Myofascial Decompression (MFD) is a novel approach to manual therapy and exercise that combines negative pressure technology with evidence -based movement science principles in orthopedics and sports medicine. We focus on incorporating cupping therapy to achieve efficiency of motion with fascial mobility and neuromuscular re-education.
Our mission is to expand the clinical understanding and application of fascial anatomy and how it affects movement science.
Sports medicine providers that understand the science & the difference #beyondcupping
Click here to see The Supple Leopard - Kstar discuss why cupping works with Dr. DaPrato:
Watch: "The Role of Fascia in Health" with Dr. Helene Langevin, Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the NIH, discussing the important role that connective tissues play in human health - beyond simple mobility.
What the Cup!? A Podcast (Ep 26) - Dr. Jen Crane, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
What The Cup!? A Podcast (Ep. 21) - Kelly Starrett
Reversing the Pressure (Mini-Series) from What The Cup!? A Podcast (Ep. 1)- Dr. DaPrato & Dr. Keller
What The Cup?! A Podcast (Ep. 18) - Dr. Perry Nickelston
meet the team
It's our personal commitment to provide you all with innovative cutting edge assessments backed by current research based evidence. All our lecturers are actual professors in a medical schools setting, and will provide you with the best learning environment possible.
How it works
The myofascial decompression approach is the only one of its kind that works by lifting fascial structures, instead of compressing them. This is paired with movement re-education through a biomechanical lens.
MFD Level 1 and Level 2 courses come with different tools so you can immediately apply what you learn in lab.
Lost your tools? Want an extra for your clinic? Curved cups that fit the body contours? We've got you covered.
Follow us on Instagram @cuptherapy for updates on course listings, kit giveaways, and for video demos of our techniques utilizing fascial mobility, negative pressure science, and BFR.