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

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Some of your clients need more than traditional therapy. Yet you still need to use evidence-based practices to be reimbursed for your care.

Tai Chi combines gentle and adaptable exercises you can easily use with your clients for a variety of benefits, such as:
  • Improve flexibility and balance to prevent falls
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Strengthen cardiovascular system
  • Decrease chronic pain
  • Recover from injuries and surgeries faster
In addition, the evidence behind Tai Chi offers you justification for using this ancient form in your client’s rehabilitation.

In just 2 days, you can be a certified Tai Chi practitioner and instructor through Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute and join a growing community of Tai Chi instructors around the world. Your instructor has trained extensively with Dr. Lam and risen to Master Trainer status, providing you the research, benefits, and most importantly, movements of Tai Chi to incorporate into any client’s treatment plans.

No experience with Tai Chi is required, as your instructor will teach you the 12 movements step-by-step.

Register today for your spot to join the growing movement of Tai Chi certified instructors.

  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 styles 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.
Tai Chi: What It Is And What It Is Not

Benefits of Tai Chi For Your Clients
  • Increase muscle strength and cardiovascular system
  • Increase stamina
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve balance, thereby reducing falls
  • Improve posture/memory/relaxation
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Decrease chronic pain
How To Incorporate Into Your Practice
  • Motivate your clients to start the road to recovery using:
    • Choice theory
    • Positive psychology
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Group Therapy Program Lab (Yang, Sun, and Chen Style)
  • Introduction of TCR Eight Forms sequence
  • Cooling-down exercises

DAY 2 (8:00 am – 3:30 pm)

Tai Chi: Teaching Safely
  • Why safety is important
  • Warm-up exercise
  • Review TCR Eight Forms sequence
  • 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 Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Activity Professionals


Jocelyn Simpson is a Master Trainer and Board-Certified instructor for the Dr. Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), a nonprofit corporation based in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Simpson also serves as secretary of the TCHI governing board. She offers instructor qualification workshops in 6 TCHI programs, including Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Diabetes and Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, and is Board-Certified in nine programs including Tai Chi for Back Pain, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, and Tai Chi for Osteoporosis. She is a certified Pilates instructor with over 1000 hours of formal training with a specialty certificate in pre/postnatal Pilates (trained personally with Carolyne Anthony). She has taught Tai Chi for Health programs in a variety of settings including physical therapy clinics, assisted living facilities, community centers, senior centers, specialized rehab/fitness centers, and Pilates studios. Ms. Simpson has served on the programs committee and Walk for a Cure Committee with the Arthritis Foundation and has presented in various capacities for that organization as well as the Fall Prevention Coalition and State of Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services. She works closely with the latter in bringing evidence-based Tai Chi programs to all counties of the state of Georgia, working with regional Area Agencies on Aging and other organizations.
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 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.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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 13.0 hours of Category A continuing education.

Exercise Physiologists
ASEP members will earn 10 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 13.0 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 13.0 clock hours and 13.0 participant hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 13.0 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 13.0 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.

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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