Would you like to deliver Tai Chi for Arthritis to older adults?
Tai Chi for Arthritis is a program designed by Dr Paul Lam and a team of medical specialists and tai chi experts. Based on the Sun style of tai chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis is easy to learn, effective and safe. Tai Chi for Arthritis is an evidence based program which works to prevent falls through improving balance, confidence and muscular strength in older adults.
During the workshop, you will learn:
- The essential principles of tai chi
- How tai chi improves health and arthritis
- The Tai Chi for Arthritis set
- How to teach the program effectively and safely using Dr Paul Lam’s stepwise progressive teaching method.
This year we are also offering Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 which teaches nine new movements. Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 is suitable for those who have completed the original Tai Chi for Arthritis program (on either 17/18 November or a previous training) and are looking for a more challenging course.
Previous attendees of Tai Chi for Arthritis will have the opportunity to update their two-yearly certification by attending the course on Saturday 18 November.
Dates and fees:
- Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 1 – 2 day course (17 – 18 November) – $400
- Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 – 1 day course (19 November) – $200
Part 2 can be combined with both part 1 and the certificate update
- Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 1 and 2 – 3 day course (17 – 19 November) – $550 **Combined ticket available at a discounted rate**
- Tai Chi for Arthritis Certificate Update only – 1 day course (18 November)– $200
Who is eligible to attend this training?
Everyone is welcome to attend the training, however only participants with relevant qualifications are eligible for certification as an instructor. This includes:
- Tai chi teachers or advanced students (at least one year of experience)
- Physiotherapists or physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Allied health professionals
- Rheumatology professionals
- Qualified exercise instructors/leaders
- Other appropriate health professionals (please call to discuss).
Participants who wish to qualify as a Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor with Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute must meet certain requirements. Interested participants will need to register to become a board certified instructor and pay an administrative fee of $25. Full details on the requirements for instructor’s certification can be found here.
About the presenter:
Rani Hughes, is an occupational therapist and master trainer in the Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, and Tai Chi for Kids programs. She has taught tai chi for over fifteen years to a diverse range of people including people with arthritis, diabetes and children.
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