Tai Chi Principles: A System of Balance for Health Professionals
Evidence-based Tai Chi course designed specially for health professionals

Date: October 27, 2018

Hours: 09:00 am to 4:30 pm

Local: Digby, NS ( Digby Fire Hall)

Background: 

There is a growing interest in the effectiveness of Tai Chi for improving balance, coordination, pain and mental health status. Tai Chi is an ancient physical activity in which several studies have demonstrated that it is an effective, evidence-based exercise in reducing pain related to chronic conditions and prevention of falls through improving balance, flexibility and muscle strength

This is an introductory one day course designed to be of interest and practical use for Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Rehab Assistants, Kinesiologists and students.

This course will offer an innovative approach based on a system of balance where the principles of Tai Chi can be applied to your clinical practice.

The course is a combination of theory and demonstration with small group practice of Tai Chi movements and postures. Course content can be applied in different practice settings such as private clinics, hospitals, long term care centres, wellness centres and community health centres.  

Learning objective

  • Knowledge of current evidence-based approach of Tai Chi for improving mobility and pain.
  • Knowledge of assessment and outcome measures for participation in Tai Chi for improving balance, mobility and chronic pain.
  • Learning the principles of Tai Chi and how to incorporate them into clinical practice for individuals and groups.

Target Audience

The content of this course would be relevant to all health professionals who wants to start an innovative approach for treating patients with musculoskeletal  and chronic conditions and have an interest in learning about the balance system based on the Tai Chi principles.

LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Instructors:

Maureen Eagle Aalders, PT

Dr. Mirella Veras, PT, PhD

Investment:

Register before                                                             Regular Course Price:

Until September 15, 2018                                              after September 15, 2018 $ 225,00                     

for early bird pricing    $ 195.00                                             



Registration types

Tai Chi Brochure for download