Alison Taylor OTR/L,CHT,CKTI
WHO AM I...
I have 30 years as a proud OT, and 25 years in hand therapy. I obtained my CHT in 1996, and became a Kinesio Instructor in 2011. In 1994, I completed my NDT certification up to advanced upper extremity,
and teach nationally and internationally on taping, splinting, and hand therapy.
I currently work at Baylor Scott and White Institute of Rehab at the STAR in Frisco, Texas, and am very proud to say that this is a combined venture with the Dallas Cowboys organization. I love representing the Cowboys "STAR" everyday and collaborating with the best physical therapists in sports.
My specialties are hands, sports, treating pain conditions, elbows, and tendonitis. I address pain in any part of the body, and am currently working on research algorithms for CRPS and Epicondylitis.
Teaching is my number one passion, and I have been a guest lecturer at OT schools including LSU Shreveport, Texas Women's University and Sydney University, Australia.
In 2019, I was honored to present my "Treating Without Pain" lecture to the Irish Hand Therapy Association, and in 2020 to the ErgoAcademie in the Netherlands. In March 2020, I was invited to lecture at the 12th Asia Pacific Hand Surgery and 8th Hand Therapy Conference in Melbourne, Australia. On the Horizon is ASHT 2020, and in 2021, France, Holland, and hopefully back to Australia and New Zealand.
I have presented at multiple state chapters, and hand special interest group conferences in GA, LA, SC, IL,MN CA and TX.
My purpose is to help educate as many hand therapists, OTs and PTs in concepts related to Kinesiotaping, cupping, IASTM, "wedges" and another treatment ideas that will help provide superior outcomes for our patients.
I designed this site to be a place to access information for classes, registration and speaking engagements. Right now I am teaching KT1-2-3-4 (Hands and Neuro).
I also teach class called " Treating Without Pain". This is offered as a two day, 16 hour lecture which addresses all pain in the UE including tendonitis (day 2).
All lectures are hands on and designed to have the participants leave with an improved understanding of kinesiotaping, joint, muscle and neural influences in relation to pain. Hopefully, I can also provide tips and pearls to advance your treatment practice.
I like to think that with any of these classes you will leave with at least 10 new things that you can take back to the clinic, and will have immediate success with your patients.
My goal is to help people with the journey to become better clinicians. I want to list articles, books, blogs and testimonials in this section.These are things that I find helpful to advance our knowledge, or that I find beneficial in hand rehabilitation. I often recommend these things to read or purchase to assist with a greater understanding of the concepts I focus on. I do not benefit from the books listed, I just like to share things that I find useful.
My other purpose is to unite my hand therapy community. To have a place to support friends who are also leading the field of education, or anything that promotes or elevates our profession.
I will add, as frequently as I find, great reading- so check back often
for information on tuning forks, kinesiotaping, wedges (patent pending), polypellets, IASTM and cupping.
Videos of patient treatments or concepts.
For four years I have made videos of my patients and their progress. This has allowed me to learn patterns of movement and analyze my treatment strategies. Because of this, I have found certain commonalities in each diagnosis and love to share these findings. This section is a area that you can access free videos and therapy tips and pearls.
Occasionally I will add free lectures and Masterclass lectures for purchase (minimal cost) to learn some more advanced concepts and treatment strategies.
I can hopefully add some videos from friends, who are experts in other areas i.e amputee rehab.
Look here for webinars or new uploads to help follow along with different "outside the box" concepts.