Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention /Seated TCA and Updates with Richard Link

When and Where

Date: 12th - 13th Feb, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Registration 8:30 am
Address: Bartlett Senior Center
5727 Woodlawn
United States



 What is Tai Chi for Arthritis?

Dr Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts designed this program to be safe and effective for people with arthritis; 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 (TCA) is easy to learn, effective and safe. It improves flexibility and muscle strength, increases heart/lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates the mind and body. The TCA program includes warm up and cool down exercises, the twelve movement set on both sides, the teaching method, knowledge about arthritis and how to teach this program safely.

Qualified participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to become Board Certified instructors.

Millions of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCA program. Many scientific studies have shown this 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  

To learn how to teach this program effectively and safely

To discover how tai chi improves health and arthritis

To learn Dr Lam's Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method

To gain essential knowledge about arthritis

To learn about the essential principles of tai chi

To improve your level of tai chi in a positive, enjoyable and interactive environment


Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order 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.

They will then be eligible to become Board Certified.

By the Completion of the Workshop

You will:

Know the Tai Chi for Arthritis set at a deeper level

Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation

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. For more information please contact the Master Trainer conducting the workshop.

 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.


For the USA:

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.”


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 Foundation 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. 


Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD as much as possible.It is recommended a minimum of 10 hrs.of practice with the DVD.  It will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop.

The book "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively" will be our text for this workshop. Review of this text, and especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method

After registration or payment a discount code for 20% and order information will be furnished.  It is required that participants purchase and study the DVD prior to the workshop.  

The Teaching Effectively book is required. Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions is part of your preparation. The Tai Chi for Arthritis handbook is also helpful.This book can also be purchased in ebook format.


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:

At this workshop qualified instructors will have an opportunity to update their existing qualifications. There is an administration fee and you will need to complete a written assignment and submit it no later than two weeks prior to the workshop. Be prepared to demonstrate the form associated with the program you are updating.  Reminder: Updates are required every two years.

Registering online

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.

All participants will receive a certificate. 

Those who meet the requirements for certification will receive "Instructor Certification” with an invitation from Dr. Paul Lam/ Tai Chi for Health Institute to register online to become Board Certified Instructor with Tai Chi for Health Institute.  Board Certified Instructor Annual fee (Australian $25, approx. US$19) is paid after workshop to TCHI

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Please register and pay by Feb 1 2022

Workshop Cost:  $275
Cost includes Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention and Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, Workshop Certificates, am and pm snacks

Updates $125 You may attend both days at no extra charge. Highly Recommended      If you attend both days you will not need to complete a written asssignment  .If you only wish to attend Day#2 a written assignment will be required.    Multiple updates with attendence  $40 each additional update.      Update assignments are required for each update requested.

Assignments will be sent after registration.

CEU Certification fee additional $20 if required.
CEU Credits –Up to 14 contact hours for CEUs for Physical Therapists (PTs & PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs and OTAs), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Licensed Mental Health Technicians (LMHT), & American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSMP).

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Richard Link

8608 Chimneyrock Blvd

Cordova TN 38016


Bartlett Senior Center

5727 Woodlawn

Bartlett TN 38134


Richard Link    Master Trainer

[email protected]