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Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Instructor Program (Perth) – Registrations closed!
September 19, 2015 - September 20, 2015$400
On successful completion of this two-day intensive workshop, you will be provided with the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct safe and effective modified Tai Chi classes.
Tai Chi for Arthritis is a program specially designed by Dr. Paul Lam in conjunction with a team of medical specialists and tai chi experts. Based on the Sun style of tai chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis is easy to learn, effective and safe. It improves flexibility, muscle strength, increases heart/lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates the mind and body.
Tai Chi for Arthritis works to prevent falls through improving balance, confidence and muscular strength in older adults. Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention is the same as Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis program except it has additional emphasis on fall prevention. Both programs are evidenced based to effective at preventing falls. In another word, both programs are the same except the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention has a little bonus.
At the completion of the workshop, you will have learnt:
The Tai Chi for Arthritis set
- How Tai Chi improves health and arthritis
- How to teach this program effectively and safely using Dr. Paul Lam’s stepwise progressive teaching method
- The essential principles of Tai Chi
Tai Chi for Arthritis Update (1 day Sunday 20 September 2015)
To update your Tai Chi for Arthritis certificate, you can attend the 2nd day of this workshop. The cost of the Tai Chi for Arthritis Certificate Update is $200. Please email a copy of your Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor’s Certificate to email@example.com to confirm your eligibility to attend the one day update.
Who is eligible to attend this training?
People who wish to qualify as a Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor with Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute must be suitably qualified and agree to certain requirements necessary for accreditation.
Suitable Qualifications for instructor/leader are as follows:
- Tai Chi teacher, advanced Tai Chi Student
- Physiotherapist or Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Health Professional including Nurse, Doctor, Traditional Therapist, Accredited/Certified Exercise Instructor, Allied Health Assistants and other similar qualifications
- Fitness instructors
To be eligible to receive an instructors certificate you are required to:
- Complete the required preparation work to the best of your ability
- Hold a current certificate of an accredited first aid course or similar qualification
- Continue to practice and update every two years
- Pass a written test and a practical assessment
Rani Hughes is an occupational therapist and master trainer in the Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis and Tai Chi for Kids programs. She has Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training. Rani enjoys teaching and has trained hundreds of Tai Chi for Health instructors. She has taught tai chi for over fifteen years to a diverse range of people including people with arthritis, diabetes and children.
Click here for an excellent summary of the research into the effectiveness of Tai Chi for arthritis on the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Website.