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Houston TX - Tai Chi for Arthritis, Fall Prevention, Seated TCA and Updates

When and Where

Date: 21st - 22nd Aug, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Address: BakerRipley (Aberdeen)
3838 Aberdeen Way
Houston
TX
United States

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Details

Dr Paul Lam, a retired family physician and tai chi master, led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this evidence based program. It is easy, enjoyable and safe for people with arthritis to learn. Medical studies have shown the program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as prevent falls for older adults.  For this reason, the Arthritis Foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are giving it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis and fall prevention, it is a great start for beginners to improve health and wellness. 

Who Can Come?

Anyone with or without prior tai chi experience can attend this workshop. Preparation is strongly recommended (see https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/how-to-become-an-instructor-of-dr-lams-program-3/). 

Preparation

Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Seated TCA dvds or online lessons as much as possible. This will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop and improve your ability to become certified in these programs.

The book “Teaching Tai Chi Effectively” and the "Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention" handbook will be our texts for this workshop. Review of these texts, and especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions is part of your preparation.

The dvds, text, handbook and other resources are available at www.taichiproductions.com. Paid participants receive a 20% discount.  A code will be given to you when your booking is confirmed and payment received.

Please arrive to the workshop scent free in consideration for those with perfume allergies. Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise. Please also bring a water bottle.

Who will be Certified to Teach the Program?

Participants who have met all requirements on completion of the workshop will be eligible to be certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program. Please see the following link for details of the certification process:  https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/faq-for-becoming-a-board-certified-instructor/ and https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/how-to-become-an-instructor-of-dr-lams-program-3/ for details on requirements and preparation. A nominal annual membership fee is required. In addition, you must be CPR/First Aid certified.

Updates

At this workshop qualified instructors will have an opportunity to update their existing qualifications. There may be an administration fee, and you will need to complete a written assignment and submit it no later than two weeks prior to the workshop (If updating TCA, TCAFP or Seated TCA, and attending both Days 1 and 2 (highly recommended), no assignment is required.). Be prepared to demonstrate the form associated with the program you are updating. TCHI membership and CPR and First Aid training must be up to date. Reminder: Updates are required every two years.

Update assignments are due August 7. Failure to submit information on time will delay your update/recertification. There will be a $10 mailing fee if your certificate has to be provided post-workshop.

Registering online

Register online with TCHI by clicking the link above.

If you are already a certified instructor, you will need to login to the website to register for this workshop.  Use the "Lost Password" link to reset your password if you are having difficulties logging on.

CEU Credits

6.5 contact hours for CEUs per day are available for a small additional fee for Physical Therapists (PTs & PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs and OTAs), Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) & American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSM). Every state and certifying organization has different requirements, and these requirements are subject to frequent changes.  TCHI, as with all CE providing organizations, require that each participant check with their certifying organization to verify that they will accept these CEUs.

The Tai Chi for Health Institute is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  The course offering is approved for up to 16.5 contact hours applicable to APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure.   KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number (SP1460-0321).

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency has approved the Tai Chi for Health Institute, c/o The Home Gym, Inc. to provide continuing education contact hours to Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants. This workshop (Tai Chi for Health) provides a maximum of 14 OT/OTA contact hours. Provider #98000561A

As a Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Kansas Physical Therapy Association has approved the Tai Chi for Health Institute to provide continuing education contact hours to Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. This workshop (Tai Chi for Health) provides a maximum of 14 PT/PTA contact hours. Provider #CEULO10539

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “Tai Chi for Health Institute” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2018 – December 2021). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 701292. ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.”

Authorized Provider:  Tai Chi for Health Institute • www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org USA Program Administrator:  TCHI-USA (CE) • c/o Meghan E Creations, LLC, 265 Turkeysag Trail, Ste 102 #130, Palmyra, VA 22963

Cost

Please note Early Bird Discounts below!  REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE!!!

$245 if registered and paid by July 21 (includes training in all 3 programs)

$270 standard rate if registered and paid after July 21 (includes training in all 3 programs)

$125 if registered and paid by July 21, $150 therafter (TCA, TCAFP, Seated TCA Update Days 1 - 2) (Highly Recommended) ($120 discount)

$125 if registered and paid by July 21, $150 thereafter (TCA, TCAFP, Seated TCA Update Day 2 only - assignments required)

$125 if registered and paid by July 21, $150 thereafter (All other updates) Day 2 attendance and assignment(s) required. Price includes 1 update. Additional updates are $40 per update (Other updates available: TCA2, TCR, TCD, TCE, TCE2, TCO, TCB). If updating a TCA related program, it is highly recommended that you attend both days (no additional fee).

All updates will have an assignment to be returned with copies of TCH certificate(s) and CPR/First Aid card. PLEASE COMPLETE AND EMAIL BACK TO Jocelyn Simpson at jocelynsimpson854@gmail.com (preferred) or mail to Jocelyn Simpson, PO Box 540, Acworth GA 30101 PRIOR TO AUGUST 7, 2019.  Failure to submit information on time will delay your update/recertification. There will be a $10 mailing fee if your certificate has to be provided post-workshop.

$30 for CEUs (Please review information above and ensure acceptance by your certifying body prior to making this payment. Payment may be made at the workshop if needed.)

For all registration, updates and ceu payments, please mail check or money order to Jocelyn Simpson, PO Box 540, Acworth, GA 30101.

Payment is due no later than 2 weeks after registering. 

There is a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds after August 7.

Note: Each participant is required to purchase the Tai Chi for Arthritis and the Seated TCA dvds or online lessons subscription, "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively" by Dr. Paul Lam as a hard copy book or e-book and "Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Handbook". These products are available through Tai Chi Productions in USA at 906-217-2000 or www.taichiproductions.com. You will receive a 20% discount code after registration as noted above.

Location

BakerRipley (Aberdeen)

3838 Aberdeen Way

Houston, TX 77025

Contact

Master Trainer:

Jocelyn Simpson 

jocelynsimpson854@gmail.com

770-912-9229

Local Coordinator:

Gena Prejean

Office    713.558.6304

Mobile   832.466.1463

Fax        713.956.2079

Email    gprejean@bakerripley.org