Certified Kinesiotaping:


Are You In Pain?

You have to try this!


Now you can try Kinesiotaping for yourself!


Call Sally Today at (509) 554-2256





"...Have other modalities let you down in your quest for pain relief?   You should try this...


How can you take this 100% cotton tape, with a fingerprint acrylic adhesive

that is no thicker than skin, apply it and claim that pain reduction,

joint stability, or correction in muscular dysfunction will be a reality?


When the client who has subluxed or dislocated her shoulder or knee,

or the young basketball player who has sprained his elbow and is unable to move without pain, or the athlete who has Achilles tendonitis, or shin splints

who hobbles through the door grimacing in pain,

or when the recent double knee replacement patient who has gained 20 lbs following surgery and is incapable of moving due to the pain and edema calls

asking for help ... I reach for Kinesiotape.


This remarkable product is one of the tools in my arsenal that I reach for

when working with my patients and clients. Yes, I know it seems unbelievable.

Yet, time and again, I see the smiles of relief and the and the head shaking

of disbelief dispelled after this product is applied..."


Sally T Carr, LMP, CKTP

The Kinesiotaping Method and the corrective application of Kinesiotaping Techniques began in 1973 in Japan and was introduced to the United States in 1995. When Sally learned of its potential therapeutic applications her desire to provide for her clients the best clinical treatment, she immediately began pursuing knowledge and training in Kinesiotaping.

In January of 2003 Sally became a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP).  She has been using Kinesiotape in her practice ever since.

Pain and muscular dysfunction due to weakness, overexertion or injury can be addressed with the use of Kinesio Tape. Kinesiotape application is different from other taping methods. Where traditional taping methods concentrate on immobilization for stability, Kinesiotape can be used to bring about stability while allowing muscular functionality.

Currently there are 6 different corrective applications used by Kinesiotaping Practitioners.  These applications include: mechanical, fascia, space, ligament/tendon, functional and lymphatic. Several of these correction techniques may have overlapping applications and the Kinesiotaping Practitioner determines the most appropriate application.

One of the marvelous aspects of Kinesio Tape is that can be applied to the entire body and within a short time of its application, the client becomes physically unaware of its presence. Pain reduction with Kinesiotape application is typically 50% or greater within 15 minutes or less.  We typically see pain reduction of 95% or greater with each treatment. There is an immediate pain reduction response which appears to increase or be stimulated by every movement following each treatment.  One of the marvelous aspects of Kinesiotape is that it works for and with you 24/7.  Which means the entire time you are wearing the properly taped application, the tape sends messaging through neural pathways and creates positive proprioceptive responses.  In short, applied correctly, the tape creates a positive change in the body which sends messages to reduce pain and to assist in muscular function; so, an individual can move more freely without pain and begin to recover more rapidly if an injury has occurred.

Where muscular weakness is present the client will feel support and stability and will have the ability to begin muscular strengthening practice. When muscles have been stressed due to trauma or overexertion Kinesio Tape application can bring near immediate release and relief. It is the desired result which influences the practitioner to choose the appropriate application. Applied one way the tape sends messages to the muscles to become tighter, stronger, applied another way it sends a signal to become looser.  Common uses of Kinesiotaping include but are not limited to: knee pain, patellar tracking, shin splints, hamstring strain, Achilles tendonitis, shoulder pain, back pain, herniated discs, edema (swelling) and more. 

Its application in sports injuries has been discovered by professional sports teams of all types and is becoming more widely used and accepted every year.  Our local AF2 football team can attest to its effectiveness --- Sally provided Kinesiotaping for the Tri-City Fever for several years!  College and even high school sports departments are discovering it as well; but don't think that its use is limited to sports injuries!  Anyone can now enjoy the relief that Kinesio Tape can bring.  We're sure you will agree after the very first application! 

So what does this mean for the average person?  Well, it means there is a non-invasive, non-drug treatment available to you to reduce or eliminate pain immediately.  Neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle pain, pain almost anywhere can be reduced through Kinesiotaping treatments.  A Kinesiotaping treatment can assist in preventing an injury.  When you know you have a general weakness in an area and you are going to be more active, simply have a treatment application to support the known weakness.  It can assist when recovering from injury, surgery or simply assist in improving your quality of life.  For example, Sally has applied Kinesiotape to clients who enjoy outdoor activities but who, in the past, refrained from these events due to pain and swelling in their knees following activities e.g. climbing Mt. Adams with the family, or skiing, or hiking.  Now these clients come in for a treatment before participating in an event, they get the benefit of enjoying the social activity, without experiencing past painful consequences.  It's opened up a whole new outlook on life and being active again.

Kinesiotape is a treatment that can be used to augment other therapies, e.g. chiropractic, or physical therapy.  When used in conjunction with these therapies progress seems to occur more rapidly, and in the case of chiropractic, adjustments seem to last longer.  Taping in the weeks prior to surgery can dramatically reduce pain, assist in stabilizing the joint and create a more normal movement pattern, while waiting for the necessary restructuring work.  Following more traumatic treatments like shoulder or knee surgery Kinesiotaping not only decreases pain, it can be used to assist the patient in increasing range of motion, and general muscle strengthening can occur more rapidly than without Kinesiotape.  Not only that but, the experience of pain during or following therapy is greatly reduced or eliminated, and recovery following physical exertion occurs more rapidly.  So, if you have some issue with pain, and would like relief sooner rather than later perhaps you should try a Kinesiotaping treatment.  Just do it.  Unless of course, you are afraid of parting company with your pain! 

Contact Us for an appointment to try this marvelous new approach to pain relief and healing.  Sally can be reached at (509) 554-2256.  Let Sally prove to you that you really will "Feel The Difference!"

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