Tai Chi as Physical Therapy Expanded Course

Tai Chi as Physical Therapy Expanded Course                    Spring 2016 Brochure

Location: Farmington (CT) Marriott, June 04/05

The workshop title has been changed to reflect the growing demand for Complementary and Alternative (Integrative) approaches to health and well being, and the mounting evidence that these practices are delivering results.   The expanded workshop will give participants additional time to practice the Tai Chi exercises learned on the first day, and to examine Tai Chi as a Mind-Body practice as opposed to primarily exercise.  Participants are also given the opportunity to examine first hand, several other related practices identified as “Qigong”, analyze the impact of the practices on treatment, and document analysis and patient instructions.  The expanded workshop consists of a day and a half of mostly lab or workshop experience.  Therapists are welcome to participate in the Day 1 workshop or both Day 1 and Day 2 workshop*. Fast paced and fun simulation and role play.

Evidence Based Mind-Body Practices and the Physical Therapist: Extending the Continuum of Care with Tai Chi & Qigong

Develop effective, practical, personalized strategies for promoting health and well-being.
Enable better evidence-based decision making regarding use of complementary and integrative therapies and their inclusion in health care and health promotion.

Physical Therapists gain knowledge and skill to integrate evidence based Mind-Body practices with planned or ongoing therapy intervention as part of their clinical practice.

Review the evidence for Mind-Body practices reducing risk of injury, impairment, functional limitation & disability, and promotion & maintenance of fitness, health & wellness:

  • 20 + years of study: Peer Reviewed RCT’s, Reviews, Integrative Reviews, Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analyses, and Bibliometric Reviews.
  • Nine Outcome Categories

Provide evidence based Tai Chi injury (fall) prevention training as part of your clinical practice.

Analyze community based Mind-Body programs to determine effects on planned or on-going treatment, discuss and document instructions to client, influence client preference.

  • Learn age old health improving/health maintenance practices (Qigong) with instructor,
  • Analyze using a standardized framework,
  • Discuss/Document analysis and patient instructions.

This Tai Chi as Physical Therapy Expanded Course will give therapist knowledge and skills to be able to identify, analyze, integrate and educate clients on the effects Mind-Body practices could have on current or planned treatment.




*Day 1 or Day 1 & 2 options only have been reviewed for credit.  Day 2 only  is NOT an available option.