Restoring Balance Through Tai Chi – Ralph Dehner
Ralph Dehner – Restoring Balance Through Tai Chi
In this dynamic recording, Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT, guides you through the research, the benefits, and the movements of Tai Chi. Using a combination of his clinical therapy skills, personal training experience, and expertise in Tai Chi, Dehner equips you with the relevant tools and techniques to incorporate into your patients’ treatment plans. Such a plan reduces the fall risks in your patients, decreases arthritic pain, and leads to improved functional outcomes and goal achievement. Adding this reimbursable therapy to your toolbox will enable you to provide an additional modality to enhance patients’ stability, flexibility, core strength, posture, balance, and coordination.
- Analyze the history of Tai Chi & its relevancy in the rehab clinical setting.
- Identify the link between chronic arthritis pain & fall risk as it relates to treatment planning.
- Discuss various research and statistics supporting the evidence related to Tai Chi improving clinical outcomes.
- Utilize the basic styles of Tai Chi by the end of the course to help strengthen patients’ flexibility, core, & balance.
What is Tai Chi?
- Brief History
- Internal martial art
- Competitive sport
- Health care practice
- Many styles and Modified styles
Tai Chi for Fall Prevention and Balance
- Evidence to support
- Potential risks
- Tai Chi adaptations
- Tai Chi for arthritis and other populations
Benefits of Tai Chi Therapy
- Increases muscle strength which supports and protects joints
- Increases stamina
- Increases flexibility (R.O.M.)
- Helps balance thereby reducing falls
- Improves posture/memory/relaxation
- Deeper understanding of how it works
Put it to Practice- Tai Chi Demonstration