Seminar Detail

4-Day: Tai Chi For Rehabilitation Retreat & Instructor Certification
4-Day: Tai Chi For Rehabilitation Retreat & Instructor Certification

Where:   SCOTTSDALE, AZ

When:  Thursday, November 15, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018

Other ways to Register: Call (800) 397-0180   |   Printable Form (fax or mail)
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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Single Occupancy
$1,499.99 per person by September 3, 2018
$1,899.99 per person after September 3, 2018


Double Occupancy
$1,299.99 per person by September 3, 2018
$1,699.99 per person after September 3, 2018


*** All prices are shown in US Dollars ***
 
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Location

THE SCOTTSDALE RESORT AT MCCORMICK RANCH
7700 E MCCORMICK PARKWAY
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85258
Phone:  480 991-9000
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Become Certified as a Tai Chi for Rehabilitation instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute.

Evidence-based treatment to prevent falls; improve flexibility and balance; enhance muscle strength and the cardiovascular system; recover from injuries or surgeries faster.

Easily adaptable exercises for the specific needs of your clients.

Join a growing, global community of certified instructors with the Tai Chi for Health Institute.

In this exclusive 4-day retreat, 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 5-hour digital pre-study course and 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.

Sleeping Accommodations:
 
If you would like to be paired up with another potential, unknown attendee to take advantage of the double occupancy rate, please call and let us know. We will aim to pair you up if somebody else registers who also would like to share.
 
In the meantime, please register at the single occupancy rate. If we are able to pair people, the $200 will be credited.

RETREAT SCHEDULE:  THURSDAY – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15-18, 2018 

Thursday, November 15, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 pm - Check In
4:30 – 5:00 pm - Program Introduction
5:00 pm - 6:30 – 5:00 pm - Lab and Experiential
Dinner on your own

Friday, November 16, 2018
7:30 – 8:00 am - Morning Activity (optional)
8:00 – 9:00 am - Networking/Breakfast (included)
9:00 am – 12:30 pm - Lecture and Tai Chi Instruction
12:30 – 1:30 pm - Lunch (included)
2:30 – 4:30 pm - Tai Chi Practice
Dinner on your own

Saturday, November 17, 2018
7:30 – 8:00 am - Morning Activity (optional)
8:00 – 9:00 am- Networking/Breakfast (included)
9:00 am – 12:30 pm - Lecture and Tai Chi Instruction
12:30 – 1:30 pm - Lunch (included)
2:30 – 4:30 pm - Tai Chi Practice
Dinner on your own

Sunday, November 18, 2018
7:30 – 8:00 am - Morning Activity (optional)
8:00 – 9:00 am - Networking/Breakfast (included)
9:00 – 10:00 am - Tai Chi Warmup
10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Tai Chi Closing Session

Cancellation Policy:  Prior to October 10, 2018, you may receive a gift certificate for your purchase amount to attend any future Vyne/PESI sponsored seminar or a tuition refund less a $100 cancel fee. For cancellations received after October 10, 2018, you will receive a certificate for your purchase amount to attend any future live Vyne/PESI sponsored seminar.

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze the history of Tai Chi principles and practices.
2. Explain the relevancy of Tai Chi in the rehab clinical setting.
3. Articulate the link between chronic arthritis pain and fall risk.
4. Utilize safety precautions for Tai Chi in rehab.
5. Apply the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method during treatment.
6. Teach the movement, body, and internal principles of Tai Chi for effective progress.
7. Incorporate mindfulness in Tai Chi practice to enhance health and well-being benefits.
8. Practice the dan tien breathing method to promote relaxation.
9. Utilize weight transference techniques to improve balance.
10. Apply situational focus in Tai Chi practice, encouraging mental alertness.
11. Demonstrate the Chen, Yang, and Sun style of Tai Chi with application of lab.
12. Teach modifications for participants of different movement abilities.
13. Practice Tai Chi adaptations for arthritis and fall prevention.
14. Define the international fall reduction statistics directly related to Tai Chi programs.
15. 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.
16. Demonstrate the various Tai Chi movements into a seated position to be used for non-ambulatory patients.
17. Develop practices of incorporating Tai Chi into real life situations for fall prevention.

RETREAT CONTENT
 
TAI CHI: DEFINITION, HISTORY, & RELEVANCE
  • What is Tai Chi?

  • Benefits of Tai Chi for Rehabilitation

    • Increases muscle strength, which supports and protects joints

    • Increases stamina

    • Increases flexibility

    • Helps balance, thereby reducing falls

    • Improve postures/memory/relaxation

  • How to motivate to start the road to recovery: choice theory

  • Positive psychology

 
LAB
  • Warm-up exercises

  • GROUP THERAPY PROGRAM LAB (Yang, Sun, and Chen Style) - Adaptations for knee, joint, and balance limitations

  • Strategies for increasing strength and balance

  • Intro of TCR Eight Forms sequence - essential principles for fall prevention

  • Cooling-down exercises

 
TAI CHI: TEACHING SAFELY
 
LAB
  • Warm-up exercise

  • Deepening your understanding of the Tai Chi movements through the essential principles - improving upper body/lower body coordination, center of gravity awareness to improve balance

  • Seated Tai Chi for the non-ambulatory client

  • Cooling-down exercise

 
HOW TO TEACH EFFECTIVELY
  • Overview

  • Role play the Stepwise Progressing teaching method

  • Precautions and modifications

  • Taking it to the street - community classes

• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Exercise Physiologists
• Nursing Home Administrators
• Personal Trainers
• Activity Professionals

  • Yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes and shoes, suitable for exercise

RALPH DEHNER, COTA, CPT

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.

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

Activity Professionals
This course has been pre-approved for 16.0 hours of continuing education by NCCAP (approval # NCCAP 500440-19).


Exercise Physiologists
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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 16.0 credit hours of ACSM Continuing Education Credit.


Nursing Home Administrators
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This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 16.0 total clock hours and 16.0 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval # Scottsdale, AZ on 11/15-18/2019; Approval #: 20191114-16-A48629-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 www.nabweb.org.


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 1.60 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level TBD.


Personal Trainers
Submitted for ACE approval.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: This educational offering qualifies for 16.0 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.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes California Education Connection as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. This course is approved for 16.00 CEs/Contact Hours (CEC-919).


Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 16.0 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 courses 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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