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2-Day: Tai Chi for Health and Wellness: Instructor Certification Course
2-Day: Tai Chi for Health and Wellness: Instructor Certification Course

Where:   EDISON, NJ

When:  Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Details

$429.99
Single Registration
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Location

CROWNE PLAZA
2055 LINCOLN HWY
EDISON, NJ 08817-3334
Phone:  (732) 287-3500
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Course Description:

Some of your clients need more than traditional therapy. Yet you still need to use evidence-based practices to be reimbursed for your care.

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

In just 2 days, you can be a certified Tai Chi practitioner and instructor through Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute and join a growing community of Tai Chi instructors around the world. Your instructor has trained extensively with Dr. Lam and risen to Master Trainer status, providing you the research, benefits, and most importantly, movements of Tai Chi to incorporate into any client’s treatment plans.

No experience with Tai Chi is required, as your instructor will teach you the 12 movements step-by-step.

Register today for your spot to join the growing movement of Tai Chi certified instructors.
Objectives:
  1. Examine the evidence behind Tai Chi and how it benefits your clients.
  2. Utilize safety precautions for Tai Chi when teaching others.
  3. Apply the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Methods during treatment.
  4. Teach the movement, body, and internal principles of Tai Chi for effective progress.
  5. Incorporate mindfulness in Tai Chi practice to enhance health and well-being benefits.
  6. Practice the dan tien breathing method to promote relaxation.
  7. Utilize weight transference techniques to improve balance.
  8. Apply situational focus in Tai Chi practice, encouraging mental alertness.
  9. Demonstrate the Chen, Yang, and Sun style of Tai Chi with application of lab.
  10. Teach modifications for participants of different movement abilities.
  11. Define the international fall reduction statistics directly related to Tai Chi programs.
  12. Independently apply the basic styles of Chen, Yang, and Sun style of Tai Chi by the end of the course to strengthen clients’ flexibility, core, and balance.
  13. Demonstrate the various Tai Chi movements into a seated position to be used for non-ambulatory patients.
  14. Develop practices of incorporating Tai Chi into real life situations for fall prevention.
OUTLINE

TAI CHI: WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT IS NOT

BENEFITS OF TAI CHI FOR YOUR CLIENTS
  • Increase muscle strength and cardiovascular system
  • Increase stamina
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve balance, thereby reducing falls
  • Improve posture/memory/relaxation
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Decrease chronic pain
HOW TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR PRACTICE
  • Motivate your clients to start the road to recovery using:
    • Choice theory
    • Positive psychology
LAB
  • Warm-up exercises
  • GROUP THERAPY PROGRAM LAB (Yang, Sun, and Chen Style)
  • Introduction of TCR Eight Forms sequence
  • Cooling-down exercises
TAI CHI: TEACHING SAFELY
  • Why safety is important
LAB
  • Warm-up exercise
  • Review TCR Eight Forms sequence
  • Seated Tai Chi for the non-ambulatory client
  • Cooling-down exercise
HOW TO TEACH EFFECTIVELY
  • Overview
  • Role play the Stepwise Progressing teaching method
  • Precautions and modifications
  • Taking it to the street – community classes
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Activity Professionals

MEGHAN BRYANT

Meghan Bryant, LMT, is a master trainer and board-certified instructor for the Dr. Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), a nonprofit corporation based in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Bryant is a member of the Tai Chi for Health Community (TCHC) and served on the scholarship committee for six years. She is a licensed massage therapist in Virginia. She has worked as a Rehab Tech for nearly 20 years, working with pediatric and geriatric patients.

Ms. Bryant’s entrance into the world of Tai Chi began as a rehab tech for Genesis. Asked to become a balance instructor to enhance the residents’ rehabilitation, she took her first Tai Chi course in 2006 and was asked to become a master trainer for TCHI in 2013. Ms. Bryant is authorized through TCHI to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) for Fall Prevention (TCAFP) and Seated; Tai Chi for Diabetes; Tai Chi for Rehabilitation; and Tai Chi at Work. She has taught Tai Chi for Health programs in a variety of settings, both locally in the Charlottesville, VA area on a weekly basis as well as along the East Coast and nationally with the VA Hospital system through v-tel. Her enthusiasm and mastery with Tai Chi will undoubtedly put you at ease yet empower you to pass along its benefits toward your own patients.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Meghan Bryant has employment relationships with the Tai Chi for Health Institute and Genesis Rehab Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Meghan Bryant is a member of the Tai Chi for Health Community.
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 13.0 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.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 13.0 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 the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

New Jersey Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 13.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


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 6.25 clock hours and 6.25 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 13.0 contact hours or 1.3 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 13.0 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 submitted to the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy for review.


Social Workers
This intermediate level activity consists of 13.0 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 the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 780 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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