Tai Chi Fundamentals Adapted Short- Form Training Course - Day 1
Section: Academy of Geriatric PT
Session Code: GR-P1-9041
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Room: 205

Speaker(s):   Kristine Hallisy, PT, DSc, OCS, CEEAA

Session Type: Preconference Courses
Session Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: proficiency in elements taught in Tai Chi Fundamentals' Training Program: Levels 1 and 2.

In this course, the speaker will review tai chi fundamentals (TCF) basic moves and TCF Short Form Part 1, as well as its optional side support (OSS), walker support (WS), and seated (S) versions. Attendees will learn TCF Short Form Parts 2 and 3 (free-standing) and how to adapt them to all 3 versions (ie, OSS, WS, S). The course will include mind/body skills training, partner teaching practicums, TCF applications for specific populations, and training in sensing chi. Clinicians will learn how to apply tai chi in wellness and rehab settings.

Applications of tai chi include balance dysfunction; orthopedic, neurological, and sports rehabilitation; pain management; cardiovascular and respiratory diseases; and medically complex, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and special populations. The speaker will discuss the use of tai chi in hospitals, subacute facilities, outpatient clinics, and home care. Attendees will learn to teach TCF adapted program elements to groups of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels in community wellness classes, health clubs, tai chi and martial arts schools, senior centers, and long-term care facilities.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who have attended both days and have demonstrated ability to teach program elements. This course also qualifies as partial contact fulfillment hours for TCF Instructor Certification.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Perform all Tai Chi Fundpmentals Basic Moves and Short Form with training options for optional side support, walker support, or seated versions.

2. Teach basic moves and Short Form for all versions.

3. Describe TCF's rationale, biomechanics, and functional benefits.

4. Lead centering, breathing, and posture awareness exercises.

5. Apply sequence for introducing mind/body skills.

CEU: 1.7

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