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PTNW provides KTA Approved Kinesio Taping® Continuing Education Seminars!
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Chiropractors, OTs, PTs, hand therapists, athletic trainers, 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!


KT 1 and 2 Course Description:

This course 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 and 2.


PTNW 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.  All KT 3 and 4 course registration fees include a full-color course manual and two rolls of Kinesio Tex® FP Tape to use during class lab sessions.

KT 3 Course Description:

This course 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).


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


KT 4 Course Description:

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) to the Seattle area this Spring.  We are looking forward to presenting Orthopedic/Sports Injury on June 22.  8 CEU's are awarded for completion of KT 4.


KT 1 and 2 Goals and Objectives:

  • Learn all fundamental information regarding Kinesio Taping® methods developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase
  • Begin development of advanced Kinesio Taping® techniques
  • Understand use of KTA reference data base
  • Understand and demonstrate appropriate Kinesio Tape® strategies for the upper and lower extremities
  • Understand and demonstrate Kinesio Taping ® strategies for the muscles of the superficial, middle, and deep layers
  • Understand the theories behind using Kinesio Taping® to improve lymphatic flow and healing

 

Kinesiotaping course attendees Kyle Nelson, ATC, CKTI Kinesiotaping continuing education instructorKinesiotaping continuing education attendeesDr. Masa instructing on Kinesiotaping application techniques


Click on the "Register Now" button below for an Online Registration Flyer: 
 
Fundamentals and Advanced Kinesio Taping® 1 and 2: 

April 26-27, 2014
Portland, OR
Instructor:  Kyle Nelson, ATC, CKTI
This course is full.  Clicking on the Register Now button will add you to our Wait List.





May 3-4, 2014
Missoula, MT
Instructor:  Kyle Nelson, ATC, CKTI
We regret this course has been cancelled.  Please register at another location offered below.
 
 
 
 
May 17-18, 2014
Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA
Instructor:  Edwin Ryan, DPT, MS, ATC, SCSC, RCEP, CKTI

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June 7-8, 2014
Anchorage, AK
Instructor:  Kyle Nelson, ATC, CKTI

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June 28-29, 2014
Richland, WA
Instructor:  Masahiro Takakura, ND, NAc, DC, CKTI
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September 27-28, 2014
Norwood, MA
Instructor:  Masahiro Takakura, ND, NAc, DC, CKTI
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October 4-5, 2014
Tacoma, WA
Instructor:  Masahiro Takakura, ND, NAc, DC, CKTI
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Clinical Concepts Kinesio Taping® 3: 

Saturday May 17, 2014

Seattle-Area (Bellevue), WA

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

Click Here for KT 3 and KT 4 Registration Flyer, Paper Version:

Registration Form KT 3 May 17 2014.pdf




Saturday June 21, 2014

Seattle, WA

Instructor:  Edwin Ryan, DPT, MS, ATC, SCSC, RCEP, CKTI

Click Here for KT 3 and KT 4 Registration Flyer, Paper Version:

Registration Form KT 3-4 June 2014 Kirkland WA.pdf

Please Note:  KT 1 and 2 are pre-requisites for KT3.  


Advanced Specialty Kinesio Taping® 4:


Sports and Orthopedic Concepts

Sunday June 22, 2014

Seattle-Area (Kirkland), WA

Instructor:  Edwin Ryan, DPT, MS, ATC, SCSC, RCEP, CKTI

Click Here for KT 3 and KT 4 Registration Flyer, Paper Version:

Registration Form KT 3-4 June 2014 Kirkland WA.pdf

Click here for detailed course description


Please Note:  KT 1, 2, and 3 are pre-requisites for KT4.  You do not have to be a Certified KT Practitioner to take KT4.



Approved Providers for PTNW and/or KTAI by:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Board of Athletic Trainers CE Providers
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider  (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) 

                                               


 

Please check back for our evolving 2014 course schedule or sign up for our newsletter via www.medrehabweb.com

 

 
 
 Dr. Masa  Dr. Masahiro Takakura


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 as part of the medical team for the Seattle Mariners!  Dr. Takakura has a special interest in physical medicine and pain management.  He is an outstanding speaker, we are lucky to have him present!



 

Kyle Nelson, ATC, CKTI

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 and excellent instructor, making complicated concepts seem easy!

 



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!

 




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