Kelly Powers, PTA
Education & Training
Kelly Powers, PTA, CKTP, CCT graduated from Mohave Community College in Lake Havasu City, AZ with her Associates of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant in 2016. She enjoys working in an outpatient setting and has experience treating a variety of post-operative, acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. She utilizes a hands-on approach during treatment sessions in conjunction with providing her patients with the proper tools for long term success outside of therapy.
Kelly is constantly looking for new techniques to acquire in treating her patients and chose to become a certified cupping therapist (CCT). She elected to get certified in cupping because of how gentle and effective it is in releasing stubborn knots and myofascial adhesions throughout the body. She has found that, at times, it is much faster to release tissue with cups than with traditional hands-on approaches. Cupping therapy also improves blood flow and aids the body’s natural healing process by drawing up stagnant blood and toxins from restricted, sore muscles, sometimes leaving circular marks on the skin. These circular marks are commonly misconceived as being a bruise; they are actually the remnants of cellular debris that has been released from the underlying tissue. Combining cupping therapy with exercise and other manual therapy techniques can better facilitate the healing and recovery process.
Kelly is also a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP). Kinesiotaping is a research-proven taping technique used to decrease swelling or bruising as well as provide support to joints and muscles without limiting range of motion. Additionally, Kinesiotape delivers extended mobilization of soft tissue which decreases pain and prolongs the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinic.
Kelly was born in Scottsdale, AZ and has lived in Colorado for most of her life. In her free time she enjoys lifting weights, skiing, kayaking and hiking.