tai chi for rehabilitation course outline

 

Course Outline – PLEASE NOTE – a more detailed course outline will be provided at the workshop.  The following is shortened version for copyright purposes.  

 

7:30 – 8:00 – Sign in & Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 – 8:30  Introduction

ï What is Tai Chi?

ï Relevance in today’s practice

ï Pre-test 

 

8:30 – 9:00  Evidence Based Research; Module I- supporting evidence: 

ï Tai Chi and CVA

ï Tai Chi and Arthritis

ï Tai Chi and Fall Prevention

 

9:00 – 9:45 Lab I: Warm up; focused joint movement

 

9:45 – 10:00 Morning Break

 

10:00 – 10:45  Lab II: Opening Form; application of movement principals:

 

10:45 – 11:30 Evidence Based Research: Module II – supporting evidence:

ï Tai Chi and Heart Disease

ï Tai Chi and Health in Older Adults

ï Tai Chi and balance/vestibular disorders

 

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch

 

12:30 – 1:00 – Lab III: Warm Up

 

1:00 – 2:00 – Lab IV: Open and Close

 

2:00-2:30 – Applied learning & discussion

ï Case study – application of Tai Chi for recovery

 

 

 

2:30 – 3:00 – Lab V: Opening Form/Open and Close

ï Modifying for seated, wheelchair or hemiplegia

ï Application across clinical environments

 

3:00-3:15  Afternoon break

 

 

3:15 – 3:45 – Evidence Based Research; Module III – supporting evidence for: 

ï Tai Chi and reducing back pain

ï Tai Chi and work related/computer injuries/pain

ï Tai Chi and stress reduction

ï Tai Chi and PTSD

 

3:45 – 4:30 – Lab VI: Warm up and Combined Form

ï Review of movement principles learned 

 

4:30 – 5:00 – Closing concepts: Module IV

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DAY TWO:

 

7:30 – 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 – 8:20 Warm Up

 

8:20 – 9:00 Lab Review: Opening Form, Open and Close

ï Functional MRI and movement imagery

 

9:00-9:30  Evaluation and Documentation

ï Reimbursement 

ï Tai Chi as a therapeutic exercise for Medicare

ï Evaluation

 

9:30 – 10:30  Lab II – UE movement and stabilization (Waving Hands at Clouds)

 

10:30 – 11:00 Case Study application

 

11:00 – 11:30 Lab III Sequencing of motor patterns

 

12:30 – 1:30 Lab IV –Spiral force in creating power and strength


 

1:30 – 2:15 Module IV: Applying Movement Patterns in Functional Tasks

 

2:15 – 3:00  Lab VI: Mirror image

ï Exploring challenges in motor decussation

 

3:00- 3:15 – Afternoon break

 

3:15 – 3:30 – Kahoot competition: online quiz – applied learning

 

3:30 -4:30 – Lab VII: Putting it Together: 

Review of concepts through movement practice

 

4:30 – 5:00 Implementation in practice settings

ï Questions & discussion

ï Post test