Tai Chi For Rehabilitation
Tai Chi for Rehabilitation (TCR) is a therapeutic exercise that is safe and efficient for a variety of patients throughout their rehabilitation process. TCR can be used across a variety of settings and diagnoses.
TCR is created by physician Dr. Paul Lam and is approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tai Chi has a growing body of medical research with significant findings, proving efficacy as an evidence based practice.
Learn how to use Tai Chi in your practice to address a range of deficits:
• Adapt Tai Chi for different levels of rehabilitation needs
• Apply Tai Chi in your practice for improving:
o Gait and balance
o ADL independence and safety
o Fall reduction
o Cardiovascular endurance
o Orthopedic rehabilitation
o Neurological deficits
Tai Chi is relevant to the profession of physical therapy and occupational therapy for promoting health, increasing mobility and function. TCR empowers patients to continue managing their health and wellbeing beyond the clinic walls.
Learning Outcomes/Objectives:At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to:
- 1. Understand Tai Chi as an evidence based therapeutic modality
- 2. Recognize the relevance and effectiveness of Tai Chi as a powerful yet accessible form of therapeutic exercise
- 3. Apply Tai Chi movement forms for rehabilitation through varied diagnoses
- 4. Modify and apply Tai Chi forms across a variety of clinical settings
- 5. Identify accessible movement patterns for improving balance and strength
- 6. Apply Tai Chi movement forms toward improved ADL function and safety
- 7. Appropriately modify Tai Chi forms to various disabilities and movement restrictions
- 8. Teach simple Tai Chi forms effectively as part of HEP
- Learning Objectives are measured through group participation, applied learning activities, movement labs and short question and answer strategies throughout the workshop.
Course Outline (click here)
- Physical Therapist
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Occupational Therapist
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Case Managers involved in Fall Prevention
Continuing Education Credit:
- TPTA CEU Statement: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation has been approved for 15.5 continuing competence units(s) (CCUs) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association.
- AOTA CEU Statement: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation: Intermediate. AOTA Category I: Domain of Occupational Therapy: Areas of Occupation, Category II: Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention. .155 CEUs/15.5 Contact hour per module. 15 modules total for .155 CEUs/15.5.0 Contact hours
- NBCOT CEU Statement: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation fulfills requirements for 19.375 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward NBCOT certification renewal.