This course is only for those who have completed the Level I course.
*Tai Chi for Rehabilitation; Level II builds on the Level I course: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation (TCR I). All participants must have successfully attended and completed the TCR I course as a prerequisite to participate in TCR II.
TCR II builds on knowledge acquired in TCR I. TCR II provides an in depth understanding of Tai Chi principles as they apply to therapeutic application and benefit. A higher level of Tai Chi principles of movement will be introduced. These include William Ting’s “24 postural musts”, postural alignment, weight transference, contralateral movement, movement around center of gravity, and body mechanics as they relate to specific movements. Participants will be taught how to apply these concepts for improved ROM, reducing pain, fall reduction, and improving strength and balance.
Participants will be guided in movement activities to put principles into practice. They will learn to use Tai Chi movement as an evidenced based therapeutic exercise, to apply newly introduced principles to various diagnoses for maximum therapeutic benefit, and to appropriately document for reimbursement.
This course will have a heavy emphasis on application. 2 hours of requisite work will be required and assigned.
1. Clearly articulate and apply the 6 basic Tai Chi principles as a therapeutic intervention
2. Appropriately apply and demonstrate the use of Tai Chi form, warm up, Qigong or principle to a complex patient for therapeutic benefit
3. Provide strong documentation when using Tai Chi as an evidenced base intervention
4. Learn the William Ting’s “24 Musts” as it applies to posture and movement
5. Demonstrate intermediate level application of Tai Chi movement principles
6. Generate appropriate modifications of movements for various patient levels