Kinesio Taping® Instructors

Our Kinesio Taping® Instructors are certified and approved in the Kinesio Taping® method by Kinesio University.  Feedback on all have been in the very good to excellent range from attendees.  We are delighted to work with each:  Dr. Masa, Dr. Kwan, and Kyle Nelson!

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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 Welsh 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.​