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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PTNW provides KTA Approved Kinesio Taping® Continuing Education Seminars!

Chiropractors, OTs, PTs, hand therapists, athletic trainers, acupuncturists, naturopaths, and massage therapists enjoy our Kinesio Taping® Courses! All PTNW Kinesio Taping® Courses are approved by the Kinesio Taping® Association. PTNW is one of the top three CE approved providers in the country!

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Click on the "Register Now" button below for Online Registration:
Fundamentals and Advanced Kinesio Taping® 1 and 2:
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October 21-22, 2017

Seattle, WA

Instructor: Calvin Kwan, ND, CKTI

​Details coming soon
November 11-12 2017

Portland, OR

Instructor: Kyle Nelson, MPH, ATC/R, CKTI

​Details coming soon

Advanced Specialty Kinesio Taping® 3 and 4:
Kinesio Taping® 1 and 2 are pre-requisites for KT 3 and 4.  
Once KT 3 is completed, participants may sit for  the KTA Certification Exam.  
KT 4 attendees do not need to be KTA certified, but do need to have completed KT3.
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KT 3:  June 3, 2017

KT 4 Ortho & Sports:         June 4, 2017

Seattle-Area (Lynnwood), WA

Instructor: Masahiro Takakura, ND, LAc, DC, CKTI

Registration Form KT 3 and 4 June 3 and 4 2017 Seattle (Lynnwood) WA.pdf
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KT 3:  October 14, 2017

KT 4 Ortho & Sports:         October 15, 2017

Olympia, WA

Instructor: Kyle Nelson, MPH, ATC-R, CKTI

Registration Form KT 3 and 4 October 14 and 15 2017 Olympia WA.pdf
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KT 1 and 2 Course Description: 

KT 1 and 2 is designed to teach the fundamentals of Kinesio Taping® for the entire body as outlined by the Kinesio Taping® Association. Kinesio Taping® techniques are used to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain, prevent injury, and promote lymphatic flow and healing. Participants will learn the core concepts of the Kinesio Taping® method and will practice the techniques through multiple, intense lab sessions. 16 CEU's are awarded for completion of KT 1 & 2.


KT 3 and KT 4 Course Description:

KT 3 is designed to teach advanced fundamentals of Kinesio Taping for the entire body as outlined by the KinesioTaping® Association. Participants will learn advanced concepts of the Kinesio Taping® method. KT 1 and 2 are a prerequisite for taking KT3. 8 CEU's are awarded for completion of KT3 and you will be eligible to sit for the KT exam and become a certified Kinesiotaping practitioner (CKTP).

KT 4 Advanced Specialty courses are the newest courses researched and designed by the KTA. Each instructor has had extensive training in each specialty area he/she is teaching. Participants will problem solve and consult during extensive specialty lab sessions. KT 1-3 are prerequisites for KT 4. Attendees do not need to be KTA certified to attend KT 4 Advanced Specialty courses. PTNW brought KT 4 Pediatrics and Lymphedema (presented by De De Wanzek, PT, CKTI) and several KT 4 Orthopedics/Sports Injury (presented by various instructors) to WA in 2014 and 2015.  8 CEU's are awarded for completion of KT 4.​  Details regarding individual KT 4 courses may be downloaded here:  KT4 Pediatric Description.pdf, KT4 Lympedema Descriptiondocx.pdf, KT4 Ortho and Sports Rehab Descripton.pdf

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Registration Fees: 

KT 1 and 2 course registration fees include $180 worth of KTA approved items/services per person: Full-color reference workbooks, 2 month membership access to reference database, and three rolls of Kinesio Tex® FP Tape to use during class lab sessions.  KT 3 and 4 registration includes full-color reference book and 2 rolls of Kinesio Tex® FP Tape for in-class use per class.


KT 1 and 2 registration fees are approximately $555-565 early reg/$600-$615 regular registration depending on the course location/logistics.  Typical KT 3 and 4 course registration is $275 early/$300 regular.  Signing up for KT 3 and 4 together is $255 each early registration only. 



All licensed healthcare practitioners are eligible to take KT 1 and 2.  This includes PT/PTA, OT/COTA, ST, ATC, LMP, DC, ND, and LAc.  All others, please contact us to clarify.  KT 1 and 2 are required prior to taking KT 3 and the KTA requests at least 3 weeks practice time is taken following KT 1 and 2.  Once KT 3 is successfully completed, participants may take KTA's Certified Kinesio Tape® Practitioner examination.  KT 3 is required prior to taking KT 4.  KT 4 Participants do NOT need to be Certified KT® Practitioners.



All KT courses are approved for PTNW and/or the KTA by NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork), and AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association). 

BOC (Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers) approval by special request only.  We follow the licensing board requirements for each state in which we present.  

Feedback from our KT Attendees:  

"I attended the KT 1 and 2 over the weekend and I loved it. Great course. It was the best live course I have ever attended. Thank you for hosting it."

"I will be taking KT 3 + 4, this course (KT 1 + 2) was great!"

"Thank you for doing such an amazing job with the courses offered with Professional Therapies NW… I rave about the training to my colleagues, and have tried to send you lots of students :)"

"Greatly enjoyed.  Have been making a list of patients to use these techniques on all weekend."

"The course was amazing, instructor engaging answered all questions thoroughly.  Very knowledgeable and friendly.  Loved it and will be back for KT 3 and 4." 

Our Instructors:

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Masahiro Takakura, ND, LAc, DC, CKTI

Dr. Takakura (known to us as Dr. Masa) earned a BS (2000) in natural sciences, ND (2002), and MSAOM (2003) all from Bastyr University.  He practiced in Bellevue, Washington before moving to Illinois in 2004.  He attended the Chiropractic program at National University of Health Science while maintaining a private practice at The Brannick Clinic of Natural Medicine at Riverside, Illinois.  In 2005, he moved to Colorado and practiced at Fountain Creek Wellness Center in Manitou Springs, Colorado. He returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 where he was a Core faculty member of the physical medicine department at Bastyr University, clinical supervision at Myofascial Analysis; Naturopathic Manipulation 1; Hydrotherapy/Physiotherapy lab; CranioSacral Therapy; and Clinical Rotations.  In 2013, he began working on the Seattle Mariners medical team!  Dr. Takakura has a special interest in physical medicine and pain management.  He is an outstanding speaker, we are lucky to have him present!

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Kyle Nelson, MPH, ATC-R, CKTI

Kyle graduated from Portland State University in 1996 with a BS in Health and Fitness Promotion with a minor in Athletic Training.   He received a Master of Public Health from Portland State University in 1998 and was Certified as a Kinesio Taping® Instructor (CKTI) in 1997.  Kyle attended the Kinesio Taping® Association Symposium in Tokyo, Japan in 1999.  Kyle worked at Hope Orthopedics of Oregon in Salem, Oregon as the Athletic Training Coordinator for outreach programs.  In 2013, he accepted the Head Athletic Trainer position at Concordia University.  He is currently the vice president of the Oregon Athletic Trainers' Society.  Kyle is an excellent instructor, making complicated concepts seem easy!

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Calvin Kwan, ND,​ CKTI

Dr. Calvin Kwan is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who completed his doctorate (2012) and residency (2014) at Bastyr University, is currently an Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and Bastyr University, as well as the clinical director of the Masa Integrative Clinic (2012). He is currently a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor with 6 years of Kinesio Taping experience and is also a trainer for the Seattle Saracens Rugby Club. Dr. Calvin Kwan firmly believes that prevention is the key to health and longevity. He primarily focuses on the treatment of patients as a whole, with an emphasis in Sports and Physical Medicine, with interests in weight loss, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. 
When Dr. Kwan is not seeing patients; he enjoys spending time with his Pembroke Wellsh Corgi, Enoki and strengthening his body and mind through exercise and martial arts. Dr. Kwan hopes through his actions and choices, to inspire patients in their pursuit towards health and happiness.​

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Deanna "DeDe" Wanzek, PT, CKTI

Deanna "DeDe" Wanzek, PT, CKTI is a graduate from the Mayo Foundation School of Physical Therapy.  She specialized in pediatrics for the past thirty years utilizing a holistic approach to evaluation and treatment by incorporating myfascial release, craniosacral, muscle energy, lymphedema management, and other complimentary skills.  She is certified in the use of Universal Exercise Unit/TheraSuit Method.  She is a recognized Certified Instructor by the Kinesio Taping® Association, has recently specialized in Advanced KT 4 instruction methods for Pediatrics and Lymphedema, and was named KTA Instructor of the Year in 2007.  She is a Certified Lymphatic Therapist, and APTA board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist.  When not working at the non-profit Special Children Center in Hudson, Wisconsin, she is teaching pediatrics at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, or traveling to share her knowledge with PTNW KT 3 and KT4 Advanced Specialty Pediatric and Lymphedema course attendees!

De De is certified to provide KT 4 Advanced Specialty courses in Lymphedema, Neurology, and Pediatrics.  Contact us if you would like to host her KT4 courses!​


Edwin Ryan obtained his entry level clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Florida International University (FIU) with a minor in dietetics and nutrition at the graduate level and is currently pursuing an advanced terminal doctor of science degree (DSc) at Andrews University. He is a very passionate professional and was selected as the 2011Kinesio Taping Practitioner of the year.  Dr. Ryan obtained his first degree in Physical Education (Applied Science) with distinction through the University College of Barbados. He then completed a Bachelor of Science degree-with honors- at the University of South Florida in Athletic Training.  He also holds a Master's of Science degree in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in advanced athletic training from FIU and a 2 year graduate teaching certificate also from FIU.  Edwin is a member of the KTI research and education committees. He is also a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)  a Master Fitness Specialist through the Cooper Institute and a Corrective High Performance Exercise Kinesiologist (CHEK) Practitioner with the CHEK institute. He is currently working towards manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and holds professional memberships with the ACSM, NATA, and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Edwin utilizes an integrated manual therapy approach to treatment and specializes in movement screening / assessments and kinetic chain dysfunction.​

We look forward to taping with you!