Who: Physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapy assistants, certified occupational therapy assistants
When: September 16, 2017
Where: Parker Square, 650 Parker Square Dr. Flower Mound, TX 75028 (That’s the Dallas/Fort Worth area for those unfamiliar with Flower Mound.)
“At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to:
- Apply the principles of Tai Chi practice for therapeutic intervention to address various patient deficits
- Understand internal and external Tai Chi principles and their therapeutic benefit
- Apply Tai Chi principles to address functional mobility, ADLs, balance and strength, pain management, ROM and Fall Prevention
- Modify Tai Chi for various levels and disabilities
- Provide appropriate documentation when using Tai Chi as a therapeutic intervention
- Access Tai Chi resources for further development and use in practice
- Understand Tai Chi as an Evidenced Based Practice with appropriate documentation”
7 CCE hours!
How: $195 early bird, $215 regular. Click here for more information or to sign up!
There’s a a TON of research that has come out in the past several years involving Tai Chi that makes it sound like a fantastic therapeutic exercise mode for everything from breast cancer, cardiac conditions to Parkinson’s and general geriatrics. However, I haven’t seen too many people offering courses in it’s use a therapeutic intervention. So when I saw this come through my e-mail, I figured I had better let ya’ll in on this scoop!
I did a 2 day workshop on Tai Chi at CSM pre-conference this past spring and even with those 2 days worth of work, I still feel like I barely touched the surface of what Tai Chi could be. I do feel confident enough in my own skill to instruct it to use it clinically though. So what you can get out of a 1 day course, I’m kind of on the fence about. Principles for sure! Generally, I say that if you can get the principles of something, you can reason out the application, but this is motor work… and I’m kind of a motor moron (clutz). I know, I know; how can a physical therapist be a motor moron? But it’s true.
The Tai Chi course I took was hands down the most fun CCU course I’ve ever taken though! Because it’s a lot of motor work on your own part, we were doing Tai Chi for probably at least a third of the class time. It was glorious to not be sitting for HOURS and getting education credit at the same time.
So if you’re at all interested in Tai Chi, I think this class is worth checking out. It’s not that expensive considering the topic, so if it’s not that great, you haven’t wasted $1,000 or something close.