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Chiropractic Continuing Education

Functional Taping Seminars:

Light Elastic Seminars
SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Taping) Seminars

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Program Information

Parker University is proud to offer the Functional Taping Seminar chiropractic continuing education classes.  With Parker's 30+ years experience in offering quality chiropractic education, we feel we are the number one choice for healthcare providers wanting to learn Functional Taping.  Register for one or both of Parker's Functional Taping continuing education classes today!

These classes are perfect for chiropractors and massage therapists as well.  Don't get "stuck" with the wrong information - let our instructors show you the right solution!

Functional Taping: Light Elastic Seminar

The focus of this course is the use of Light Elastic Tape to allow the joint to maintain as much normal function as possible during the recovery and rehabilitation phase. This concept applies for both the athlete who wants to continue to participate in a sport, or for the everyday patient who needs to maintain their function, but at the same time, have protection from injury/re-injury. In this 12-hour class, Drs. Troy Liming and Leon Tom will cover:

  •  Introduction of Light Elastic Tape: History and Theory
  •  Concepts of Light Elastic Therapeutic Tape
  •  Qualities of Light Elastic Therapeutic Tape
  •  Benefits of Light Elastic Therapeutic Tape
  •  Variety of Purposes & Uses
  •  Differences between Light Elastic Therapeutic Tape and other sports tape
  •  Introduction to Taping Accessories
  •  Skin Preparation
  •  Handling Skills
  •  Functional Taping Protocols for
    •  Shoulder
    •  Elbow
    •  Wrist/Hand
    •  Spine
    •  Hip/Pelvis
    •  Knee
    •  Ankle/Foot

Instructors for Functional Taping: Light Elastic Seminar


 Leon TomLeon Tom, DC - Dr. Tom was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He obtained his BS in Mathematics in 1995 from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He graduated from Parker University College of Chiropractic in 1999 and served the community of North Texas for six years before joining the Parker faculty in 2005, where he is currently an associate professor of clinics and the clinic faculty director for Parker University Chiropractic Wellness Clinics in Irving, Texas. In 2001, Dr. Tom became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, and is also certified in acupuncture (1999). In 2004, he obtained a Diplomate from the American Academy of Pain Management. His area of specialty includes the treatment of soft tissue injuries with Kinesiology Tape, manual therapies, rehabilitation and chiropractic care. He has been teaching kinesiology taping techniques since 2009.







Troy LimingTroy Liming, DC- Dr. Liming is an experienced chiropractor and educator with a special interest in helping athletes with sports specific injuries as well as improving athletic performance.  He utilizes and incorporates his knowledge of functional movement assessment and innovative rehabilitation for all of his patients whether or not they are athletes, resulting in excellent outcomes.  He is a Certified Chiropractic Clinical Neurologist and enjoys incorporating functional neurological methods to enhance successful outcomes for a variety of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.  he is also a certified Interactive Metronome provider, which allows him to utilize techniques to enhance athletic performance and improve deficits created by a number of neurological disorders.  Dr. Liming enjoys incorporating his extensive continuing education in myofascial-release techniques and kinesiology taping techniques to enhance both athletic performance and patient outcomes.

Dr. Liming graduated from Northwestern University College of Chiropractic where he received a Bachelor of Science degree and Doctorate of Chiropractic.  While in private practice, he was invited to join Parker University College of Chiropractic as an assistant professor teaching clinical application and chiropractic technique.  He has since been promoted to associate professor and is currently a Clinic Faculty Director at Parker University Chiropractic Wellness Clinics.  He has received numerous awards and honors from the student body and faculty, including being names Faculty of the Year by both his peers and student body.




Functional Taping SPRT Seminar 

The concept focused in this course is for the joint to maintain as much normal function as possible during the recovery and rehab phase.  This concept can also be used for the athlete who wants to continue to participate in a sport and needs to maintain their function but at the same time have protection from injury/re-injury.  Among the topics Dr. Thomas will cover are:

  • Introduction of SPRT tape: history, theory, research
  • Concepts of SPRT Tape
  • Qualities of SPRT that make it different from others
  • Benefits of SPRT Tape
  • Effects:
    • Acute
    • Chronic
    • Pain Reduction
  • Indications
  • Contraindications
  • Variety of purposes & uses
  • Differences between SPRT tape
  • Introduction to taping accessories
  • Skin preparation
  • Taping procedures-application removal
  • Handling skills
  • Functional taping protocols for:
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow
    • Wrist/hand
    •  Spinal taping
    • Hip/pelvis
    • Knee
    • Ankle/foot
  • Combination taping

Instructor for Functional Taping: SPRT Taping


/uploadedImages/20_Parker_Seminars/24_Become_a_Speaker/241_Speaker_Bios/ken-thomas.jpg Ken Thomas, MS, DC, CCSP - Dr. Ken Thomas, Vice President of Academics at Parker University is a 1986 graduate of Parker.  He holds a master’s degree in physical therapy.  In practice for over two decades, Dr. Thomas is a respected expert in the chiropractic field.  In spite of his heavy workload, he finds time to lecture extensively on the use of modalities and exercise in chiropractic practice, as well as treatment of sports injuries, current trends in health care and various aspects of a wellness lifestyle. He is a board member of FICS and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician who has worked with many Olympic and professional athletes during the last twenty years. 




Class Dates

  • Functional Taping Light Elastic Seminar
    • March 29-30, 2014
  • Functional Taping SPRT Seminar
    • June 21-22, 2014
     Class Hours - all dates
  • Saturday - 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday - 8am to noon
  • Class start dates are dependent on pre-enrollment numbers.

CE Hours

  • DC - Application for 12 CE hours has been submitted to selected states. (Course not submitted to all states - please check the States Approved list or contact the Parker Continuing Education department to verify your state's status.)
  • LMT - 12 hours for Texas-licensed massage therapists. 

Tuition  per session

Tuition includes taping supplies.

  Prepaid more than 1 week in advance         Prepaid less than 1 week in advance        Paid on site (cash is not accepted as onsite payment)
DC/LMT    $330 $380 $415
Parker Alumni (DC or MT) $280.50 $330.50 $365.50
Student (TRI 6 or up DC Student/TRI 2 or up MT Student )    $175 $225 $260


  • 15% discount for Parker Alumni - price is reflected above.  (Not applicable to current students or Parker first-year graduates.)

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Dallas, TX 75229

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