A total of 35 health professionals and community care workers in both Albany (21) and Perth (14) have successfully completed the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Instructor Training courses held this September.
The two-day intensive courses were delivered by Master Tai Chi Trainer Rani Hughes and aimed to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to deliver a modified Tai Chi for Arthritis program to older adults living in the community. A one-day option was also available to those who had already completed the training and wished to update their qualifications.
This evidence-based program has demonstrated ability to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls amongst participants.
These qualified instructors now have the opportunity to deliver the program within their practice or organisation, to existing and new clients to improve their strength and balance to prevent slips, trips and falls. There will also be follow-up sessions provided for participants in Albany and Perth to enable ongoing practice, workshop solutions to common barriers to program delivery, and further improve upon their skills to deliver Tai Chi for Arthritis.
If you would like to attend an upcoming Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention instructor training please register your interest via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. People eligible to participate in the training are:
- Tai Chi teachers or advanced Tai Chi students,
- Allied health professionals (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Allied Health Assistants), Nurses, General Practitioners, Accredited Exercise Instructors, Fitness Instructors.
Perth workshop participants:
Albany workshop participants: