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3-Day: Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Certification Workshop
3-Day: Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Certification Workshop

Where:   AURORA, CO

When:  Thursday, July 18, 2019 - Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Details

$599.99
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$549.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

HILTON GARDEN INN DENVER AIRPORT
16475 E. 40TH CIRCLE
AURORA, CO 80011
Phone:  303-371-9393
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Course Description:

Are you tired of using the same old manual therapy techniques or home exercise programs for your patients and still not seeing better results? Looking to infuse your practice with something new, yet evidence-based and reimbursable? Look no further than the ancient art form of Tai Chi.

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 reimbursable justification for using this ancient form in your client’s rehabilitation.

With pre-workshop study and showing competency at the end of 3 days, you are eligible for certification as a Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute. Your course presenter has trained extensively with Dr. Paul Lam and risen to Master Trainer status, providing you the research, benefits and most importantly, movements of Tai Chi to incorporate into any patient’s treatment plans. 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.

No experience with Tai Chi is required, as your instructor will teach you the movements step-by-step to ensure you can safely and properly teach others.

In addition, these 3-days will bring an inner calmness to your life, restoring you mentally and physically so that you can be the best therapist your patients need.

Register for your spot to join the growing movement of Tai Chi certified instructors and be recognized in your community as an authority in the benefits of Tai Chi.
Objectives:

TO BE CERTIFIED BY THE TAI CHI FOR HEALTH INSTITUTE BOARD, YOU MUST DEMONSTRATE SAFE AND INDEPENDENT PERFORMANCE OF THE ROUTINE BY THE END OF THE WORKSHOP

  1. Analyze the history of Tai Chi principles and practices.
  2. Explain the relevancy of Tai Chi in the rehab clinical setting.
  3. Articulate the link between chronic arthritis pain and fall risk.
  4. Utilize safety precautions for Tai Chi in rehab.
  5. Apply the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method during treatment.
  6. Teach the movement, body, and internal principles of Tai Chi for effective progress.
  7. Incorporate mindfulness in Tai Chi practice to enhance health and well-being benefits.
  8. Practice the dan tien breathing method to promote relaxation.
  9. Utilize weight transference techniques to improve balance.
  10. Apply situational focus in Tai Chi practice, encouraging mental alertness.
  11. Demonstrate Sun style of Tai Chi with application of lab.
  12. Teach modifications for participants of different movement abilities.
  13. Practice Tai Chi adaptations specific for fall prevention.
  14. Define the international fall reduction statistics directly related to Tai Chi programs.
  15. Independently apply the basic styles of Sun style of Tai Chi by the end of the course to strengthen clients’ flexibility, core, and balance.
  16. Demonstrate the various Tai Chi movements into a seated position to be used for non-ambulatory patients.
  17. Discuss how to implement a community-wide program teaching others Tai Chi.
  18. Develop practices of incorporating Tai Chi into real-life situations for fall prevention.
OUTLINE

UNLOCK THE POWER OF TAI CHI: WHO AND HOW TAI CHI BENEFITS
  • What is Tai Chi?
  • The latest research on Tai Chi
  • Recommendation from the CDC and Arthritis Foundations across the globe
  • Effective movements you can use immediately to:
    • Prevent falls
    • Build muscle strength, which supports and protects joints
    • Increase stamina
    • Enhance flexibility and balance
    • Optimize mobility and function
    • Reduce arthritis and back pain
    • Improve posture/memory/relaxation
    • Decrease stress and anxiety
ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES TO REMEMBER
  • Improve upper body/lower body coordination
    • Make the movements slow, even and continuous
    • Gentle resistance
  • Be mindful of your body/center of gravity awareness to improve balance
    • Be aware of weight transference
    • Importance of upright position, if possible
  • Be mindful of your mind
    • Stay focused on each movement so that the internal and external are integrated
TAI CHI: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP SAFETY IN MIND
  • What environment is ideal for teaching Tai Chi?
  • Realize the limitations of your patient, even if they don’t recognize it
INCORPORATE TAI CHI INTO YOUR PRACTICE
  • Where to start – assessing your patients’ ability to perform certain movements
  • Motivate your clients toward recovery with 3 methods:
    • Choice theory
    • Positive psychology
    • Mindfulness
  • Affect rehab outcomes positively
  • Group exercise - LAB
    • Warm-up exercises
    • Cooling down exercises
  • Coding and billing tips to get the most out of reimbursement
TEACH YOUR PATIENTS AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE
  • Role play the Stepwise Progressing teaching method
  • Precautions and modifications
  • Barriers to mindfulness-based biofeedback
  • Taking it to the street – community classes
HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATION AND LAB
INTRODUCE THE 12 FORMS SEQUENCE, STEP-BY-STEP
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Step-by-step instruction of each movement
  • 6 basic movements
    • Commencement
    • Open and close
    • Single whip
    • Waving hands
    • Open and close
    • Closing
  • 6 advanced movements
    • Brush knees
    • Playing the lute
    • Parry and punch
    • Block and close
    • Push the mountain
    • Open and close
  • Cooling-down exercises
GROUP THERAPY PROGRAM (SUN SYTLE TAI CHI)
  • Adaptations for knee, joint, and balance limitations
SEATED TAI CHI
  • How to build strength and flexibility for non-ambulatory patients
POST-TEST FOR CERTIFICATION
  • Demonstrate Safe and Independent Performance of the 12 Movements
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Restorative Team Members
  • Personal Trainers
  • Activity Professionals
What to Bring:
  • Loose, comfortable clothing and flat, supportive shoes suitable for exercise (shoes are required)

RALPH DEHNER, COTA, CPT

Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT, after 17 years as the director and program coordinator of the Mighty Vine Wellness Club, a nonprofit wellness center serving the mental health community, has stepped into a consultant’s role. 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 Rehabilitation, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, and Tai Chi for Diabetes.

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 and the Inaugural International Tai Chi for Health Conference (Seoul, So. Korea). Mr. Dehner is also an experienced program developer who has produced and 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.
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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 19.0 hours of Category A continuing education.


Exercise Physiologists
ASEP members will earn 10.0 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 1.9 CEUs. PESI, Inc. Provider Number is 544.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


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 19.0 clock hours and 19.0 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 19.0 contact hours or 1.9 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 19.0 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 1140 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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