Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention

Training workshops in London, Surrey and Manchester

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The causes of falls in the elderly include muscle weakness, poor balance and vision, lack of confidence at moving about and the effect of medication. Many studies have shown Tai Chi as being one of the most effective approaches for preventing falls. Several Studies have shown Tai Chi for Arthritis effective at preventing falls. It works through improving balance, muscular strength and confidence. Australian and New Zealand government departments have utilised this programme to prevent the elderly from falling.

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention programme is essentially the same as the Tai Chi for Arthritis programme, with an added component covering fall prevention. It was specially designed by Dr Paul Lam in conjunction with his Tai Chi associates and a team of medical experts. Based on the Sun Style Tai Chi, it is easy to learn, effective and safe. It improves flexibility, muscle strength, and integrates the mind and body. Scientific studies have shown this programme to significantly relieve pain and improve physical function.

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Instructor Training Workshops (2-days)

Who is eligible?

Anyone with or without tai chi experience can participate in this workshop, however only qualified participants will be certified to teach.

Suitable participants include
  • Tai Chi instructors
  • Advanced tai chi students
  • Physiotherapists and other physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Other allied health professionals
  • Nurses
  • Rheumatology professionals
  • Qualified exercise instructors

 

The workshop will cover
  • The 12-movement Sun style Tai Chi sequence
  • How to teach this programme effectively and safely
  • How tai chi improves health and arthritis
  • Dr Lam’s Stepwise Progressive teaching method
  • Essential knowledge about arthritis
  • Fall Prevention component
  • The essential principles of Tai Chi

There will be a short written test covering the above on the second day.

 

Requirements
  • Complete the required preparation work to the best of your ability
  • Complete an application form and questionnaire and return to the local organiser two weeks prior to the workshop
  • Hold a current certificate of an accredited first aid course or similar qualification
  • Pass a written test
  • Continue to practice and update every two years
 
Preparation

Certification as a TCA Leader/Instructor

All participants will receive a certificate, although only qualified participants who have fulfilled all requirements will be certified to teach this programme.

 

 

Include in the fee

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD
  • Certificate
  • Morning and Afternoon tea