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Tai Chi for Rehabilitation: Instructor Certification Course
Tai Chi for Rehabilitation: Instructor Certification Course


When:  Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Sunday, January 28, 2018

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In this exclusive 2-day seminar, Ralph Dehner (COTA, CPT) – a Master Trainer in Tai Chi – guides you through the research, benefits, and movements of Tai Chi for Rehabilitation (TCR). Upon completion of the hands-on training, you become a certified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation instructor through Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute and join a growing community of Tai Chi instructors around the world. Mr. Dehner 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 Chen, Yang, and Sun style of Tai Chi with application of lab

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

  • Independently apply the basic styles of Chen, Yang, and Sun style of Tai Chi by the end of the course to strengthen clients’ flexibility, core, and balance

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

  • Physical Therapist

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Athletic Trainers

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Exercise Physiologists

  • Nursing Home Administrators

  • Restorative Team Members

  • Personal Trainer

  • Activity Professionals


RALPH DEHNER, COTA, CPT, is the Director and Program Coordinator of the Mighty Vine Wellness Club, a nonprofit wellness center serving the mental health community. As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), his clinical experience includes rehabilitation and injury prevention through behavior modification, exercise, work simplification, and functional activity. Mr. Dehner started studying internal martial arts in the early 1970s and is a Certified Master/Trainer for Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for health programs in the USA. In addition, he is certified as an instructor for such courses as Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, Tai Chi for Back Pain, and Tai Chi for Balance. Mr. Dehner has taught both Qi Gong and Tai Chi in hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes, senior centers, integrative medicine centers, and mental health facilities. In conjunction with his vast experience, he has presented several conferences, such as the National Autism Conference, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Conference, the Inaugural International Tai Chi for Health Conference (Seoul, So. Korea).  Mr. Dehner is also an experienced program developer who has produced and presented training courses on such topics as fall prevention, Tai Chi for OTs, and integrative medicine in mental health. He received his BS in Holistic Studies with a concentration in Wellness Management from Union Institute and University. Mr. Dehner is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, American Council on Exercise, International Association of Reiki, and Tai Chi for Health Community of America.

Financial: Receives an honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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 approved for Continuing Education for 13 total clock hours and 13 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval # Grand Rapid, MI on 1/25/2018-1/26/2018, #20180927-13-A39482-IN and Sterling Heights, MI on 1/27/2018-1/28/2018, #20180927-13-A39483-IN. This program is approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards. For additional information, contact NAB at 1444 I St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-2210, (202)712-9040, or

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 Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: 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.

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.

"The course was the most useful and applicable of any CE course I’ve taken."
-Catherine, OT

"Very useful info that I will use in my clinic. Fantastic presentation."
-Michael, PTA

"I walked away with some real solid direction on how to implement the content in my studio. The best course I’ve taken in the last 10 years."
-Peter, CSCS
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