tai chi for rehabilitation level ii


What's it About?

TCR II builds on knowledge acquired in TCR I. TCR II provides an in depth understanding of Tai Chi principles as they apply to therapeutic application and benefit. A higher level of Tai Chi principles of movement will be introduced. 

These include 

  • Master William Ting’s “24 postural musts” 
  • Postural alignment 
  • Weight transference
  • Contralateral movement and connections
  • Movement around center of gravity 
  • Body mechanics as they relate to specific movements

Participants will be taught how to apply these concepts for improved ROM, reducing pain, fall reduction, and improving strength and balance.   

 This course will have a heavy emphasis on application. 2 hours of requisite work will be required and assigned. Master Ting’s book will be included in the course materials 

Course Objectives

  1. Clearly articulate and apply the 6 basic Tai Chi principles as a therapeutic intervention  
  2. Appropriately apply and demonstrate the use of Tai Chi form, warm up, Qigong or principle to a complex patient for therapeutic benefit 
  3. Provide strong documentation when using Tai Chi as an evidenced base intervention  
  4. Learn  Master William Ting’s “24 Musts” as it applies to posture and movement 
  5. Demonstrate intermediate level application of Tai Chi movement principles  
  6. Generate appropriate modifications of movements for various patient levels  


Continuing Education Credit:  

TPTA CEU Statement: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation II has been approved for 12 continuing competence units(s) (CCUs) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. 

AOTA CEU Statement: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation II: Intermediate. AOTA Category I: Domain of Occupational Therapy: Areas of Occupation, Category II: Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention. .12 CEUs/12 Contact hour per module. 15 modules total for .12 CEUs/12.0 Contact hours 

NBCOT CEU Statement: Tai Chi for Rehabilitation fulfills requirements for 13.75 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward NBCOT certification renewal.   

Who Should Attend

Therapists who have attended TCR Level I or individuals who have a basis of Tai Chi experience. 

TCR Level II Course Outline