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2-Day: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation: Instructor Certification Course
2-Day: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation: Instructor Certification Course

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Friday, December 14, 2018

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Details

$429.99
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Location

HILTON GARDEN INN FAIRFAX
3950 FAIR RIDGE DR
FAIRFAX, VA 22033
Phone:  703-385-7774
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Course Description:

In this exclusive 2-day seminar, Ralph Dehner (COTA, CPT) – a Master Trainer in Tai Chi – guides you through the research, benefits, and movements of Tai Chi for Rehabilitation (TCR). Upon completion of the hands-on training, you become a board-certified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation instructor through Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute and join a growing community of Tai Chi instructors around the world. Mr. Dehner equips you with the relevant tools and techniques to incorporate into any patient’s treatment plans. Such a plan reduces the fall risks in your clients, decreases debilitating pain, and leads to improved functional outcomes and goal achievement. Adding this reimbursable therapy to your toolbox will immediately enable you to provide an additional modality to enhance patients’ stability, flexibility, posture, balance, and coordination.

To be certified, you must prove safe and independent performance of the routine by the end of the workshop.
Objectives:
  1. Examine the evidence behind Tai Chi and how it benefits your clients.
  2. Utilize safety precautions for Tai Chi when teaching others.
  3. Apply the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method during treatment.
  4. Teach the movement, body, and internal principles of Tai Chi for effective progress.
  5. Incorporate mindfulness in Tai Chi practice to enhance health and well-being benefits.
  6. Practice the dan tien breathing method to promote relaxation.
  7. Utilize weight transference techniques to improve balance.
  8. Apply situational focus in Tai Chi practice, encouraging mental alertness.
  9. Demonstrate the Chen, Yang, and Sun style of Tai Chi with application of lab.
  10. Teach modifications for participants of different movement abilities.
  11. Define the international fall reduction statistics directly related to Tai Chi programs.
  12. Independently apply the basic style of Chen, Yang, and Sun style of Tai Chi by the end of the course to strengthen clients’ flexibility, core and balance.
  13. Demonstrate the various Tai Chi movements into a seated position to be used for non-ambulatory patients.
  14. Develop practices of incorporating Tai Chi into real life situations for fall prevention.
OUTLINE

DAY 1 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)

Tai Chi: Definition, History & Relevance
  • What is Tai Chi?
  • Benefits of Tai Chi for rehabilitation
    • Increases muscle strength, which supports and protects joints
    • Increases stamina
    • Increases flexibility
    • Helps balance, thereby reducing falls
    • Improves posture/memory/relaxation
  • How to motivate to start the road to recovery: choice therapy
  • Positive psychology
Lab
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Group Therapy Program Lab (Yang, Sun, and Chen Style) – Adaptions for knee, joint and balance limitations
  • Strategies for increasing strength and balance
  • Intro of TCR Eight Forms sequence – essential principles for fall prevention
  • Cooling-down exercises

DAY 2 (8:00 am – 3:30 pm)

Tai Chi: Teaching Safely

Lab
  • Warm-up exercise
  • Deepen your understanding of the Tai Chi movements through the essential principles – improve upper body/lower body coordination, center of gravity awareness to improve balance
  • Seated Tai Chi for the non-ambulatory client
  • Cooling-down exercise
How to Teach Effectively
  • Overview
  • Role play the Stepwise Progressing teaching method
  • Precautions and modifications
  • Take it to the street – community classes
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Restorative Team Members
  • Personal Trainers
  • Activity Professionals
What You Should Wear
  • Loose, comfortable clothing
  • Flat, supportive shoes suitable for exercise (shoes are required)

RALPH DEHNER, COTA, CPT

Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT, is the director and program coordinator of the Mighty Vine Wellness Club, a nonprofit wellness center serving the mental health community. As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), his clinical experience includes rehabilitation and injury prevention through behavior modification, exercise, work simplification, and functional activity. Mr. Dehner started studying internal martial arts in the early 1970s and is a Certified Master/Trainer for Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for health programs in the USA. In addition, he is certified as an instructor for such courses as Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, Tai Chi for Back Pain, and Tai Chi for Balance. Mr. Dehner has taught both Qi Gong and Tai Chi in hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes, senior centers, integrative medicine centers, and mental health facilities. In conjunction with his vast experience, he has presented several conferences, such as the National Autism Conference, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Conference, the Inaugural International Tai Chi for Health Conference (Seoul, So. Korea). Mr. Dehner is also an experienced program developer who has presented training courses on such topics as fall prevention, Tai Chi for OTs, and integrative medicine in mental health. He received his BS in holistic studies with a concentration in wellness management from Union Institute and University. Mr. Dehner is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, American Council on Exercise, International Association of Reiki, and Tai Chi for Health Community of America.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ralph Dehner has an employment relationship with Mighty Vine Wellness Club. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Ralph Dehner is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; the American Council on Exercise; International Association of Reiki; and Tai Chi for Health Community of America.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




ATHLETIC TRAINERS
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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 13 hours of Category A continuing education.


EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS
ASEP members will earn 5.0 CECs for full attendance at this seminar. The ASEP allows members to earn a maximum of 10 CECs in any one 5 year period.


PERSONAL TRAINERS
This course has been approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-BOC) for 1.3 CEUs. PESI, Inc. Provider Number is 544.


NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 13 clock hours and 13 participant hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 13 contact hours or 1.3 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS
This activity consists of 13 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

MARYLAND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS: This course has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for review.

VIRGINIA PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS - Credit Available Until: 6/13/2019
This course has been approved for 13 contact hours by the Virginia Physical Therapy Association. Approval #: CEUL023977.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 780 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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