Shift Performance PT


At Shift Performance Physical Therapy in Knoxville, we specialize in revitalizing the physical capabilities of former athletes and active individuals affected by chronic pain or injuries. We aim to restore your movement and freedom through innovative treatments, including the increasingly popular cupping therapy, especially beneficial for high-profile athletes.


Understanding the Power of Cupping Therapy

What is Cupping? Cupping, a therapeutic practice dating back over 2,000 years from Chinese medicine, is now a favored technique among elite athletes. It involves creating suction on the skin using various types of cups. Our clinic utilizes modern equipment like variable pressure pumps for precise control and patient comfort.

How Cupping Works: Cupping therapy is believed to enhance blood flow to targeted areas, potentially aiding in healing. It is considered effective for conditions like chronic neck pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic low-back pain, among others.

Cupping Techniques: Our therapists employ various cupping methods, such as cross-fiber and longitudinal gliding, to lift tissues and relieve muscle tension, enhancing lymphatic flow and circulation.


Personalized Cupping at Shift Performance PT

Customized Therapy: We understand that each client is unique. Therefore, we customize our cupping therapy, considering factors like limb size and blood pressure, to deliver the most effective treatment.

Modern and Safe Cupping: Our clinic uses contemporary cupping tools for safety and efficiency, ensuring a comfortable and tailored therapeutic experience.

Skilled Professional Care: Our therapists are adept in cupping, focusing on bringing you lasting relief from pains and chronic injuries, while prioritizing your comfort and safety.


The Benefits of Cupping

Chronic Pain Relief: Cupping is lauded for its effectiveness in alleviating conditions such as neck pain, back pain, and fibromyalgia, providing muscle relaxation and improved tissue health.

Success with Cupping: We have observed significant improvements in patients with conditions like iliotibial band pain, who have experienced immediate relief and a quick return to their regular activities.


Your Cupping Session at Shift Performance PT

The Cupping Procedure: In our sessions, we use a pump to create suction in cups placed on your skin. This stimulates blood flow and muscle relaxation, often providing a massage-like effect.

More than Pain Relief: While primarily used for pain relief, cupping also offers benefits like improved skin health, reduced inflammation, and faster recovery from muscle injuries.

If you’re hindered by chronic pain or injuries, cupping therapy could be a valuable addition to your recovery process. Our therapists will evaluate your condition to ensure cupping aligns with your health objectives, guiding you every step of the way.

Join us at Shift Performance Physical Therapy in Knoxville to rediscover an active, pain-free lifestyle through cupping therapy. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step towards enhanced physical health and athletic performance.


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Cheri Siler

After over a year of shoulder pain, myofacial release therapy AND 3 different physical therapists…Blake has me moving pain free and getting stronger. He’s also helped me with some nutrition and fitness goals along the way. He listens and responds to what I tell him is going on. He’s also available to answer questions and offer support between appointments. I could not be more pleased! This is the beginning of a long partnership in my health! Thank you, Blake!! 

Rachel Rice

Blake helped me with knee pain when I started weight lifting in the gym after taking some time off. He was able to figure out what was causing the pain and taught me proper form so I wouldn’t continue to hurt my knee at the gym. I highly recommend Blake for any physical therapy needs!