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Introduction to Clinical Tai Chi

Introduction to Clinical Tai Chi

Introduction to Clinical Tai Chi

CA$124.99
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Certificate of completion

Introduction to Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance

Background

Liveby Tai Chi  (System of Balance) is a unique and innovative tai chi method that incorporates balance exercises and postures from different tai chi styles, Pilates, and Yoga that are adapted with the physiotherapy, medical knowledge, and scientific principles to be used in rehabilitation and wellness. 

The system of balance works the static and dynamic balance. The balance training at all levels is a useful intervention in the rehabilitation of postural stability impairment as well as in training to improve performance.  The Liveby Tai Chi “System of Balance” method, incorporates concepts of an evidence-based approach called Sensory Training (STM), which is defined as a progressive balance training program where the dose and progression of the balance challenges are taken into consideration.

Participants in our System of Balance tai chi classes love our unique method of teaching tai chi with body-mind exercises, balance, breathing, and tai chi postures and movements that are easy to learn and remember. Because everything is easier with balance!

Relevance for your practice

This is an introductory course about the Tai Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance. In this course you will learn the history and evidence based of Clinical Tai Chi. You will learn some upper and lower body exercises for using in Clinical Tai Chi individual or group exercises.

The course content can be applied in different settings, such as private clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, wellness centers, and community health centers. The system of balance works the static and dynamic balance.

The Liveby Tai Chi “System of Balance” method, incorporates concepts of an evidence-based approach called Sensory Training (STM), which is defined as a progressive balance training program where the dose and progression of the balance challenges are taken into consideration.  For the introduction course you will learn some exercises for beginners.  

Audience

This is an introductory course relevant to all health care professionals who want to learn more about  an innovative approach for treating patients with musculoskeletal and chronic conditions and have an interest in learning about the balance system based on tai chi principles.  Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, kinesiologists, recreation therapists, nurses, rehab assistants, fitness instructors, and physicians can particularly benefit from taking this course.

Learning objective

  • Knowledge of the current evidence-based approach of tai chi for improving mobility and pain.
  • Tai Chi History
  • Learning basic Tai Chi exercises and how to incorporate them into clinical practice for individuals and groups.

What's included:

  • Certification of completion. 
  • Clinical Tai Chi exercises to apply to your practice

Investment: $ 124,99                   

The instructors
Dr. Mirella Veras
PT, PhD

Physiotherapist, Cochrane author, researcher and founder of Liveby Tai Chi System of Balance, Pilates instructor and pregnancy and postpartum exercise specialist. She is registered physiotherapist with a postdoctoral in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Montreal with more than 20 years of experience as a physiotherapist, including as a clinician, consultant, professor, and coordinator of health services. She is author of the book Evidence-Based Tai Chi for Rehabilitation and Wellness: A System of Balance for Clinical Practice.”

Dr. Veras has worked with a diverse population, including all age groups and varied diagnoses and she says: “Through my clinical experience and research, I have learned that exercise is one of the most powerful clinical tools available to health professionals who have an interest in working with human movement. It is also one of the best self-management tools for patients to prevent and treat disease.” She also added: “ I have a passion for exercise, My passion for exercise guided me to learn tai chi because I realised the potential of this discipline for rehabilitation and wellness.” and “ As a scientist, I researched the evidence based benefits of tai chi for several health conditions in different areas such as musculoskeletal, neurological, pelvic floor, as well as mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. This knowledge gave me more confidence to continue my journey with tai chi in my physiotherapy practice.”

Course Material included in this course
  • Introduction to Clinical Tai Chi: System of Balance
  • System of Balance
  • Overview of Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance
  • History and philosophy of Clinical Tai Chi
  • History, Tai Chi styles and Philosophy
  • Evidence-Based Clinical Tai Chi Intro
  • Evidence-Based Clinical Tai Chi Introduction
  • Article: Tai Chi for Physiotherapy Practice (Dr. Mirella Veras)
  • An Evidence map of the effects of Tai Chi on health outcomes
  • Health benefits of Tai Chi: What is the evidence?
  • Introduction to Tai Chi Exercises
  • Tai Chi breathing
  • Opening and closing hands
  • Strong Tiger
  • Hip Flying Bird
  • High and Low tide
  • High and Low Tide Exercise exercise sheet
  • Waiving Hands Like Clouds- Hands only
  • Half moon foot
  • Clinical Tai Chi Instructor course
  • Competed course Video
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