Can yoga help me with my mobility?

General movement and mobility are a necessary part of recovery for injured tissue. As Physical Therapist’s, we often get the question of whether or not a particular client should participate in yoga due to lack of mobility. This can be a more complex question with an even more complex answer than many clients may like, with the classic physical therapist’s answer of “it depends” holding true. Yoga can be beneficial for physical and mental health when the client knows how to move AND/OR the instructor knows how to coach proper movement.

What exactly is cupping and how can it help me recover?

Cupping is a treatment that uses small cups placed upon areas of muscular tension or stagnation. With the use of a small pump for gentle suction, a vacuum is formed between the cups and skin and is left in place for about 10 minutes. Cupping is widely used for pain relief and musculoskeletal injuries, such as strains, sprains, back injuries, and inflammation.