Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor Training with Rosalie Rudduck

When and Where

Date: Mar 13th 2022
Time: 9am to 5pm
Address: Toowoomba Senior Citizens Hall
39 Victoria St



Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention


What is Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention?

Dr Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts designed this program to be safe and effective for people who are at increased risk of falling.  It will also provide health benefits and improve almost anyone’s quality of life.

Based on the Sun style of tai chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (TCAFP) 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.


The TCAFP program includes warm up and cool down exercises, the teaching method, knowledge about arthritis and the cause of falls, and how to teach this program safely.  This program is the same as the Tai Chi for Arthritis program with the addition of a specialized module to further enhance its efficacy in preventing falls.


Qualified participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to become Board Certified to teach this program.


Thousands of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCAFP program. Many scientific studies have shown that the program relieves pain, improves quality of life and make people feel better. Studies also shown the program prevent falls; that is why the Center of Disease Control and Prevention recommends it for this purpose. It is supported by many Arthritis Foundations including the USA, Australia and UK.






 Reasons to Come


  • Learn how to teach this program effectively and safely
  • Discover how tai chi improves health and arthritis
  • Learn Dr Lam's Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method
  • Gain essential knowledge about arthritis and fall prevention
  • Learn about the essential principles of tai chi
  • Improve your level of tai chi in a positive, enjoyable and interactive environment



Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order     

to be eligible to be certified as an instructor, please check

the recommended qualifications listed below.                           


  • Physical therapists or physiotherapists
  • Tai chi teachers or advanced students
  • Exercise instructors
  • Other similar professionals


Participants will receive either an attendance or instructor/leader’s certificate.



By the Completion of the Workshop you will:


  • Know the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention set at a deeper level
  • Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation and helps to prevent falls
  • Have learned how to teach this program effectively and safely
  • Have improved your tai chi skill and knowledge
  • Have learned how to attract and retain more students



Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.


NB:  The name of the Master Trainer authorized by Dr Lam to conduct this workshop is displayed on the workshop location and details page. 


Tai Chi for Health Program Updates


At this workshop instructors have an opportunity to update their other Tai Chi for Health certifications. Please contact the organising MT for details.


For Australia only

If you are currently qualified as an Instructor through the National Martial Arts Instructor Accreditation Scheme, you will be qualified as a Tai Chi for Health Instructor upon successful completion of the program. All other persons will be qualified as Leaders of the program.


Australian Physiotherapy Association

This course is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.  For more details please contact the organiser.


Fitness Australia

This course is accredited by Fitness Australia.  For more details please contact the organiser.


For USA only - Optional Continuing Education Hours Available

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.”





Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention is based on the Sun style of tai chi and is easy to learn, effective and safe. Regular practice improves flexibility, muscle strength and balance. It has been recommended as an effective falls prevention and arthritis management activity by the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

The Tai Chi for Arthritis programme is designed by Dr Paul Lam in conjuction with a team of medical specialists and tai chi experts and scientific studies have proved its effectiveness in assisting pain relief, quality of life, balance and falls prevention.

This one day intensive workshop is the second stage of your training, with the first stage being a self paced learning package - see Preparation below. 

Reasons to participate in the Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention workshop (Stage 2):

  • Complete your training on how to teach this programme safely and effectively.
  • Gain knowledge of what is Tai Chi and how it helps people with arthritis.
  • Be able to perform the Tai Chi for Arthritis set.

Who is eligible to attend this training?  Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Certified Allied Health Assistants, Lifestyle Co-ordinators, Diversional Therapists, Health Practicioners, Nurses, Tai Chi teachers and advanced Tai Chi students, who have completed the Stage 1 self paced learning package. 

Your trainer:  Rosalie Rudduck is a physiotherapist and master trainer in the Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention, Tai Chi Diabetes, Memory, Heart Conditions, Osteoporosis & Rehabilitation programmes with the Tai Chi for Health Institute. She has Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training.  Rosalie has worked extensively with people of all ages and has special interests in fall prevention and healthy ageing. 

Preparation:  Stage 1, pre-requisite: self paced learning package needs to be completed prior to attending the workshop and is available from Rosalie once you are registered and payment is received.   

Each participant needs to be familiar with the movements in the Tai Chi for Arthritis programme (included in the learning package, DVD's available for $35.99). Tao Chi for Arthritis handbook ($12.95) and the textbook "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively" by Dr Paul Lam (available in hard copy $21.95 or e-book $9.99) before coming to the Stage 2 workshop. These products are available from Tai Chi Productions - Phone: 02 9533 6511 or 

Board Certification: Following successful completion of Stages 1 & 2 fo the course, you will be required to register to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute Board certified instructor before teaching the programme.  Annual fee $26 (Standard Membership), $46 (Premium Membership) & covers Board Certification fro all your Tai Chi for Health qualifications.  You will then be listed on the TCHI website. 


Instructor Certificate includes Stages 1 & 2 $420 (early bird $400 paid by 28th January 2022).

Tai Chi for Arthritis Update $220 (early bird $200), extra updates $45 each (maximum $90).

Attendance Certificate $150 (early bird $140 paid in full by 28th January 2022). 

Cancellation subject to $130 administration fee.  Morning and afternoon tea supplied.

Payment methods:  

  • Direct bank transfer: BSB: 034 221  Account: 619582. 
  • EFTPOS available: please phone Rosalie to arrange (see below).
  • Cheque or money order payable to Rosalie D Rudduck T/A Toowoomba Tai Chi for Health.  


Toowoomba is a beautiful inland city, with a population of around 100,000. Just 135 kms west of Brisbane, it is the gateway to southwest Queensland. Plenty of accommodation, some good eating spots, parks, museums and opportunities to explore. With the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, it is now serviced by diret flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Townsville with bus and shuttle services available from Brisbane as well. 


Rosalie Rudduck: Phone 0429 096 973 or 0499 290 910. Please be prepared to leave a message and I will call back.

Postal address: 96 Rudducks Rd, Derrymore Q 4352. Email: [email protected]