Seminar Detail

2 Day: Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention: Instructor Certification Course
2 Day: Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention: Instructor Certification Course

Where:   RESTON, VA

When:  Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 397-0180

In this exclusive 2-day seminar, Jocelyn Simpson – a Master Trainer in Tai Chi – guides you through the research, benefits, and movements of Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (TCAFP). Upon completion of the hands-on training, you become a board certified Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention instructor through Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute and join a growing community of Tai Chi instructors around the world. Ms. Simpson equips you with the relevant tools and techniques to incorporate into any patient’s treatment plans. Such a plan reduces the fall risks in your clients, decreases debilitating pain, and leads to improved functional outcomes and goal achievement. Adding this reimbursable therapy to your toolbox will immediately enable you to provide an additional modality to enhance patients’ stability, flexibility, posture, balance, and coordination.


  • Analyze the history of Tai Chi and its relevancy in the rehab clinical setting

  • Articulate the link between chronic arthritis pain and fall risk

  • Demonstrate the Sun style of Tai Chi with application of lab

  • Define the international fall reduction statistics directly related to Tai Chi programs

  • Independently apply the Sun style of Tai Chi by the end of the course to strengthen clients’ flexibility, core, and balance to reduce falls

  • Demonstrate the various Tai Chi movements into a seated position to be used for non-ambulatory patients

  • Discuss the dos and don’ts of how to proper teach Tai Chi to patients

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Athletic Trainers

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Exercise Physiologists

  • Nursing Home Administrators

  • Restorative Team Members

  • Personal Trainers

  • Activity Professionals

What to Bring:

  • Loose, comfortable clothing and flat, supportive shoes suitable for exercise (shoes are required).


Jocelyn Simpson is a Master Trainer and Board-Certified Instructor for the Dr. Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), a nonprofit corporation based in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Simpson also serves as Secretary of the TCHI governing board. Currently, she offers instructor qualification workshops in 6 TCHI programs, including Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Diabetes and Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, and is Board-Certified in 9 programs including Tai Chi for Back Pain, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, and Tai Chi for Osteoporosis. She is a certified Pilates instructor with over 1000 hours of formal training with a specialty certificate in pre/postnatal Pilates (trained personally with Carolyne Anthony). She has taught Tai Chi for Health programs in a variety of settings including physical therapy clinics, assisted living facilities, community centers, senior centers, specialized rehab/fitness centers, and Pilates studios. Ms. Simpson has served on the Programs Committee and Walk for a Cure Committee with the Arthritis Foundation and has presented in various capacities for that organization as well as the Fall Prevention Coalition and State of Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services. She works closely with the latter in bringing evidence-based Tai Chi programs to all counties of the state of Georgia, working with regional Area Agencies on Aging and other organizations.

Financial: Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial: Member and Secretary of the Tai Chi for Health Institute governing board.

Activity Professionals
This course has been submitted for approval of 13 hours of continuing education to NCCAP.

Athletic Trainers
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Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider #P3097. 13 CEUs will be awarded.

Exercise Physiologists
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Vyne Education, LLC. meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status from (2016-December 2019). Providership #650699. This Continuing Education offering meets the criteria for 13 credit hours of ACSM Continuing Education Credit.

Nursing Home Administrators
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This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 13 total clock hours from NAB/NCERS. Call Vyne Education, LLC. at 1-800-397-0180 for further information.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 1.3 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Maryland: This program has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for pre-approval of 1.3 continuing education hours.

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 13 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

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