Tai chi for rehabilitation; Level I


What's It About?

Tai Chi for Rehabilitation is a relevant, evidenced based form of exercise that is safe and efficient for a variety of patients throughout their rehabilitation progress.  This form set was created by Dr. Paul Lam, a Western trained general physician. 

Tai Chi has a growing body of medical research with significant evidence, proving efficacy in reducing joint pain, decreasing falls, improving strength and balance, reducing stress, and improving cardiovascular fitness.    Tai Chi is a safe, effective form of therapeutic exercise that can be used across a variety of settings and diagnoses. Tai Chi is relevant to the profession of physical therapy for promoting health, balance and strength, reducing falls, increasing mobility and function while facilitating empowerment of patients to continue to manage their health and well being beyond the clinic walls.   

Course Objectives

  1. Understand Tai Chi as an evidenced based therapeutic modality
  2. Recognize the relevance and effectiveness of Tai Chi as a powerful yet accessible form of therapeutic exercise
  3. Apply Tai Chi movement forms for rehabilitation through varied diagnoses
  4. Modify and apply Tai Chi forms across a variety of clinical settings
  5. Identify accessible movement patterns for improving balance and strength
  6. Apply Tai Chi movement forms toward improved ADL function and safety
  7. Appropriately modify Tai Chi forms t various disabilities and movement restrictions
  8. Teach simple Tai Chi forms effectively as part of a HEP

Who Should Attend

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, PTAs and COTAs.  Massage therapists may also attend but must send their CEU credit in independently. 


Continuing Education Credit:  

TPTA CEU Statement: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation has been approved for 15.5 continuing competence units(s) (CCUs) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. 

AOTA CEU Statement: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation: Intermediate. AOTA Category I: Domain of Occupational Therapy: Areas of Occupation, Category II: Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention. .155 CEUs/15.5 Contact hour per module. 15 modules total for .155 CEUs/15.5.0 Contact hours 

NBCOT CEU Statement: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation fulfills requirements for 19.375 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward NBCOT certification renewal.