If you've been watching the Olympics in Rio, you’ve probably heard about cupping. It's the treatment that left prominent round welts all over Michael Phelps’ shoulder and back. In this video, Nicholas Quarrier, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, explains the treatment, which uses suction to lift the skin away from the muscle. Quarrier said it can help with things like pain control and flexibility, and the method is taught to athletic training students at the college.
Clinical Associate Professor Nicholas Quarrier Explains Cupping Therapy in TV Inteview
By Alexis Forde ’17, August 19, 2016
Nicholas Quarrier Explains Cupping Therapy in TV Inteview