PT Extending the Continuum of Care 1 Day Continuing Education Program & Tai Chi for Therapy Teacher in Training Certification.
Workshop Agenda/Course Schedule
8:00 AM to 5:00PM
8:00-8:15 Students sign in and pick up workshop materials.
8:15-9:05 Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop: review of relevant literature supporting Tai Chi (TC) as Therapy adjunct or treatment option in a continuum of care, and fall prevention programming. Review TC and Parkinson’s Disease, and TC and Depression studies. Review TC assessment model(disability and intervention), and TC’s therapeutic elements. (Stephen L. Wolf)
9:05-9:20 Break and Stretch.
9:20-12:00 Instructor led laboratory: discussion: program protocol, demonstration and practice; tai chi movements (1-4), 3 tai chi principles (proprioception training), and functional balance training approach of Tai Chi Moving for Better balance Program. (Fuzhlong Li)
1:00-2:15 Instructor led laboratory: discussion,demonstration and practice; pre and post program fall risk measures, and tai chi movements (5-8), 3 tai chi principles (proprioception training,and functional balance training of Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance.
2:15-2:30 Break and Stretch.
2:30-3:45 Instructor led laboratory: linking tai chi exercise movements into a tai chi form to challenge advancing students, practice linked movements.
Review other modification options (sitting, sit to stand, standing assisted), for persons of varying disability. Review protocol for Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease.
3:45-4:45 Discussion of teaching and practice related issues:
Class duration and frequency, core of teaching protocol, teaching pace, movement modification, class size and attendance; Program fidelity and outcome evaluation
Training certification, Wrap up.
4:45-5:00 Written Workshop Evaluation
Competency Disclaimer: Practicing Tai Chi as a complement(adjunct) to medical treatment, or as an alternative to medical treatment when standard care is no longer indicated, has been shown to improve balance, posture, core strength, grip strength, and other quality of life indicators when practiced regularly. Tai Chi is not meant to be a substitute for medical treatment.