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2-Day Certificate Training: Tai Chi & Qigong for Rehab, Wellness & Prevention
2-Day Certificate Training: Tai Chi & Qigong for Rehab, Wellness & Prevention

Where:   NEW YORK, NY

When:  Saturday, August 17, 2019 - Sunday, August 18, 2019

This event is not currently available for purchase.

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

You work hard to bring healing to your patients. Bringing an end to pain and restoring movement, strength, dignity, and independence. With the right skills and tools, your work can have life-changing impacts on those you serve.

But many patients fail to respond to traditional biomedical approaches that ignore the stress and social influences that can hinder therapeutic progress. And with a short amount of time in session, you worry that the “homework” you give your patients can seem tedious, unappealing, and ultimately fail to encourage them to commit to your treatment plan.

Attend this 2-day workshop and discover how to breakthrough these barriers and improve treatment sessions using the time-tested methods of Tai Chi and Qigong.

In just 2 days, become a certified Mind-Body Movement Specialist to revolutionize your treatment methods, regardless of where you practice. These ancient methods have been proven to reduce chronic pain and emotional stress, which can dramatically improve a client’s self-efficacy during and after therapy. In addition, these movements can help you reduce the risk of falls and dramatically improve functional movement. Best of all – get reimbursed using this comprehensive, mind-body method.

Don’t miss out – this certification is a must-have for any clinician looking to boost results.

  1. Analyze the evidence behind the need for a biopsychosocial model of healthcare
  2. Review the research of utilizing Tai Chi and Qigong within a variety of clinical settings
  3. Demonstrate 30 Qigong movements for improving flexibility and dynamic balance to prevent the risks of falls
  4. Demonstrate 15 Tai Chi movements for improving upper and lower body functional movement and strength
  5. Examine the use of other ancient exercises such as Gua Sha, Tui Na, Acupressure, and cupping
  6. Demonstrate the ability to safely utilize both Tai Chi and Qigong for rehab, fitness, and athletic performance to review the Level 1 Mind-Body-Movement Specialist Certification
  7. Utilize weight transference techniques to improve balance
  8. Apply situational focus in Tai Chi practice, encouraging mental alertness
  9. Teach modifications for participants of different movement abilities
  10. Define the international fall reduction statistics directly related to Tai Chi programs
  11. Develop practices of incorporating Tai Chi into real life situations for fall prevention
  12. Incorporate mindfulness in Tai Chi practice to enhance health and well-being benefits


The Importance Of Biopsychosocial Interventions In Healthcare
  • Letting the evidence speak for itself
  • The dangers of a strictly biomedical approach
  • Addressing more than the pain – addressing the client’s body, mind, emotions, and spiritual connectedness
What Is Tai Chi & Qigong
  • Looking at the evidence
  • How this model can comprehensively treat the client
  • How to utilize this method in various clinical settings
Demonstration Of Interventions
  • 15 Qigong exercise strategies for developing a relaxed state of readiness to prevent and recover from injury
  • 4 Tai Chi movements and physiological adaptations to manage physical and emotional stress
  • 15 Qigong exercise strategies for improving flexibility and dynamic balance to prevent falls
  • 3 Tai Chi movements for improving physical and emotional performance
  • 15 Qigong exercises for enhancing upper and lower body functional movement and strength
  • 8 Tai Chi movements and physiological adaptations for improving performance
Ancient Alternative Interventions
  • Gua Sha
  • Tui Na
  • Acupressure (Tao-Well version)
  • Cupping


Take Home Solutions
  • Safely review all Tai Chi and Qigong exercises
  • When the student becomes the instructor: how to empower your clients toward change
  • Why safety is important: teaching and practicing principles of Tai Chi and Qigong safely
When, Where, And How To Utilize Tai Chi and Qigong Methods
  • Case studies of various rehab settings
    • Orthopedics
    • Geriatrics
    • Pediatrics
    • Oncology
  • How to enhance your reimbursement using CPT codes
    • Real life scenarios
Becoming Certified
  • Written and practical certification examination to show you can safely utilize both Tai Chi and Qigong for a variety
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Activity Professionals
Please bring
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for exercise
  • If possible, bring 2-inch tubular stockinette and 3 tennis balls


John Burns DPT, MPT, MSOM, Dipl-Ac, is a nationally-recognized instructor of both Tai Chi and Qigong. For the past 30 years, he has explored the mind-body connection within the healthcare setting and created exercises and therapies to address it. Dr. Burns provides instruction of mind-body exercises in community and rehab settings, psychiatric hospitals, and to physical therapy students at Marquette University. In addition, he teaches students about oriental medicine at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. His seminars blend the most current evidence and his experience with a teaching style that reflects his passion and conviction to improve upon the health of people of all ages and abilities. He is the founding director of the Academy of Mind-Body-Movement and the Tao F.I.T. Center of Health Fitness and Wellness. Dr. Burns is also the clinical coordinator of acupuncture and mind-body exercises at Aurora Health Care. He holds a Doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Colorado Medical School and a Master of Science in oriental medicine degree from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. With his extensive knowledge and experience in both Western and Eastern medicine, he developed this program to help empower you in your continued efforts to provide optimal client-centered care.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: John Burns has an employment relationship with Aurora Health Care. He is a faculty member at Marquette University; and Midwest College of Oriental Medicine Dr. Burns has received a United State Patent for a fitness and rehab apparatus. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: John Burns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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 12.0 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.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.0 contact hours or 1.2 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 12.0 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.

New Jersey Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 12.0 credits. Board Course Number: 1905-59.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 14.4 Contact Hours.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 720 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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