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Zoom Tai Chi for Arthritis and falls prevention instructor training workshop by Rani Hughes

When and Where

Date: 6th - 13th May, 2022
Time: 9.00-5.00pm (Melbourne based times)
Address: Online platform using Zoom
Melbourne
Victoria
Australia

Information

Information

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


Requirements

            

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

 

Clothing

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.”

 

 

 

Details

On successful completion of this two day intensive workshop, you will be provided with the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct safe and effective modified tai chi for arthritis/falls prevention classes. Tai Chi for Arthritis/falls prevention is a program specially designed by Dr. Paul Lam in conjunction with a team of medical specialists and tai chi experts. Based on the Sun style, Tai Chi for Arthritis is easy to learn, effective and safe. It is designed to help manage arthritis and improve balance. The program aims to improve health and wellness.

At the conclusion of the workshop

  • Learn how to teach this program safely and effectively
  • Gain knowledge of what is Tai Chi and how it helps people with arthritis and improves balance
  • Be able to perform the Tai Chi for Arthritis set

Who is eligible to attend this training?

Suitable participants include: Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Tai Chi teachers and advanced students, Nurses, Health professionals (eg doctors), Accredited ExerciseInstructors, Certified Allied Health Assistants. 

Your trainer

Rani Hughes is an occupational therapist and master trainer in various Tai Chi for Health programs. Rani enjoys teaching and has trained hundreds of Tai Chi for Health instructors. She has taught tai chi for over twenty years to a diverse range of people including people with arthritis, diabetes and people experiencing mental illness. She has taught tai chi across Australia, New Zealand, Sth Korea, Sri Lanka and India. 

Preparation

Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD (or online lessons) 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

You need to purchase these products yourself. Once workshop payment has been received, you will be forwarded a discount code to purchase these items. 

Cost

$430 instructor certification

$50 per Tai Chi for Health Updates if you are attending the 2-day course.

If you are attending Day 2 as an update only, it costs $200 for your first update and $50 for subsequent updates. 

An invoice with payment details will be sent on registration 

Location

Online via Zoom platform Melbourne, Australia time Zone 

Contact

Rani Hughes 

E: [email protected] 

Phone: 0409 164 396