Jim Wagner – Fundamentals of Cupping and IASTM Therapy



Jim Wagner – Fundamentals of Cupping and IASTM Therapy

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Jim Wagner
1 Hour 33 Minutes
Audio and Video
Oct 01, 2019


Explore the history, evolution and research behind the two modalities, and learn how they can complement each other to enhance your soft tissue treatments. Discover both static and dynamic cupping techniques to take myofascial manipulation to the next level.



Introduction, History and Mechanisms of IASTM and Cupping

  • Introduction and disclaimer
  • History of IASTM
  • Why IASTM?
  • IASTM Proposed Mechanisms of Action
  • IASTM Effects and Research
  • History of Cupping
  • Mechanisms of Cupping
  • Cupping Research
  • Precautions and Contraindications

Introduction to Cupping Therapy

  • Types of Cups
  • Proper Cupping Application
  • Therapeutic Cupping Categories
  • Cupping Dosage
  • Cupping Techniques
  • Cupping Aftercare
  • Documentation for Cupping

Introduction to IASTM Therapy

  • IASTM Instrument Selection: Shapes, Edges and Bevels
  • IASTM Strokes
  • IASTM Dosing
  • Documentation for IASTM
  • IASTM Treatment Overview
  • Clinical Reasoning for IASTM and Cupping
  • Treatment Principles of IASTM

Combining Modalities: Demonstrations

  • Combining IASTM and Cupping Therapy for:
    • Quadriceps
    • Neck region
    • Lateral Elbow
  • Practical Application
  • Further Education Opportunities


Jim Wagner, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CPAM, CSCS Related seminars and products: 3

Dr. Wagner is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist who has worked in upper-extremity orthopedic clinical settings for more than 20 years. He received his post-professional clinical doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a specialty in hand therapy. Dr. Wagner is currently team leader of the OT/Hand Therapy Department at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. In addition, he is credentialed in physical agent modalities and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Dr. Wagner is also an adjunct professor in the Occupational Therapy Program at Keuka College in Keuka Park, NY. He is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and has been published in the practice forum section of the Journal of Hand Therapy. Dr. Wagner has integrated his passion for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) into his daily clinical practice and personal training. On a personal note, he has been involved in competitive powerlifting/weightlifting for 28 years.



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