T'ai Chi Adapted Program Basic Moves Training Course
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T'ai Chi Adapted Program Basic Moves Training Course

T'ai Chi Adapted Program Basic Moves Training Course

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University of Saint Francis

2701 Spring Street

Doermer Center for Health Sciences

Fort Wayne, IN

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T'ai Chi Adapted Program Basic Moves Training Course

Applications for Optional Standing Support, Walker Support and Seated


September 30, 2016, 12:30-5:30pm & October 1, 2016, 8:30am-5:00pm

Doermer Center for Health Sciences - Room 231

SPONSORED BY:

University of Saint Francis - Department of Physical Therapist Assistant Studies

and Parkview Ortho Hospital

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Diane Martin, PT, DPT has been practicing Physical Therapist since 1977. She has studied under Tricia Yu, founder of the TCF Program over the past 14 years, is an Advanced Certified Professional Training Instructor for TCF program, and has presented numerous community and professional workshops. Diane has contributed in the development and training for the new Adapted Tai Chi Fundamentals® Program. Currently, she is an adjunct professor in the PTA Program at USF, a practicing physical therapist (PRN status) with Mallers & Swoverland Physical Therapy, consultant for development and use of Tai Chi in Rehab and Fall Prevention in practices as well as for groups and private use.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learn Tai Chi Fundamentals® (TCF) Adapted Program Basic Moves: Optional Side Support, Walker & Seated versions. Course features analysis and applications for wellness, and rehabilitation. Includes partner teaching practicums, training in attention and focus, posture and breath awareness and physical relaxation and introduction to TCF Adapted Program Short Form Part One.

CONTACT HOURS

Approved for 12 contact hours.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. Learn all three versions of TCF Adapted Program Basic Moves.
2. Teach all versions of TCF Adapted Program Basic Moves.
3. Describe TCF’s rationale, biomechanics & functional benefits.
4. Lead Centering, Breathing and Posture Awareness exercises.
5. Practice TCF Adapted Program Short Form, Part One.

    Day One - Friday
    12:30 pm    On-site registration
    1:00 pm    Course overview, program background
    Tai Chi as evidence-based practice
    Centering teaching sequence
    Movement lab: OSS Basic Moves Part 1
    Beginning Breath awareness teaching sequence
    2:45 pm    Break
    3:00 pm    Orientation to DVD
    Movement lab: OSS Basic Moves Part 2/3
    Teaching practicum: OSS Basic Moves Part 1
    Movement Lab: W Basic Moves – All
    Discussion / Closing OSS/W Basic Moves with intro to TCF Adapted form
    5:30 pm    Adjourn

    Day Two- Saturday
    8:30 am    Energize! Warm-ups
    Flow movement: OSS/W Basic Moves – All
    Teaching practicum: OSS/W Basic Moves - 2/3
    TCF for rehabilitation, examination and intervention
    Medical billing of TCF in rehabilitation
    10:30 am    Break
    10:45 am    Movement lab: Seated Basic Moves – All
    Teaching tai chi group classes
    ROM Dance® Program
    Movement lab: OSS/W Form, Part 1: Beginning
    12:30 pm    Lunch on own (1 hour – return mindfully)
    1:30 pm    Flow: OSS/W / Seated Basic Moves – All
    Discussion: Why Tai Chi Works
    Teaching Practicum: Seated Basic Moves
    2:45 pm    Break
    3:00 pm    Movement lab: OSS/W Form, Part 1
    TCF further training & certification information
    Flow: OSS/W Basic moves, Form
    Complete course evaluation
    5:00 pm    Closing Circle  Adjourn

    COURSE CONTENT

    TCF ADAPTED PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

    *Breathing, posture, functional relaxation
    *Flexibility & strengthening: Upper and Lower extremity
    *Mobility: ambulation, weight shifting, transitional movements
    *Neuromuscular re-education: spinal stabilization, coordination
    *Balance, double and single leg
    *Breathing, relaxation, pain management

    TEACHING PRACTICUMS

    PROGRAM ADAPTATIONS FOR SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

    COURSE FEES*

    $280 per individual
    $230 for USF PTA Clinical Instructors**
    $125 student (limited 3 seats)

    *Required Course Materials:

    ● TCF Adapted Program Book & 3 DVD set ($95) – unless participant owns book through prior USF course participation

    ● TCF Adapted 3 DVD set only ($65) – for participants who already own book

    Participant must purchase these no later than September 23. Go to:

    http://www.taichihealth.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=TCHCMW&Category_Code=TCH

    **USF PTA Clinical Instructor is defined as the PT or PTA responsible for the clinical experiences of a USF PTA student. This is verified by the Clinical Instructor’s signature on the USF Clinical Education I or II Assessment Form or on the CPI form for Clinical Education III or IV.

    $50 cancellation fee.

    No refunds after September 23, 2016.

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