• Professions

    PT, PTA, OT, OTA, ATC & NDs

  • Contact Hours

    10 CEUs/CCUs

  • State Approvals

    Multi-State, See Below

  • Course Format

    Self Study / Web Based

  • Course Access

    6 Months, Unlimted

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    Course Manual & CE Certificate

Course Description

T’ai Chi (TC) and Qi Gong (QG) are sophisticated movement systems that have great rehab potential. Rather than trying to learn complex movements all at once, we'll break down and simplify the process similar to how you’d teach it in the clinic. You’ll benefit both personally and professionally by actively participating in the movement sequences along with learning to observe and analyze each section to understand their clinical relevance.

The video-recorded labs begin with basic stances and weight shifting movements, progresses to the upper extremity section and finishes with a variety of stepping/balancing movements. Everything then comes back together in the final two labs with a series of TC and QG derived drills. Possible course applications include:  

  • Spinal—pelvic control, thoracic mobilization,  lumbar & cervical stabilization
  • Upper Extremity—fractures, glenohumeral conditions, thoracic outlet & scapular dyskinesis
  • Lower Extremity—fractures, knee/ankle stabilization, amputees, hip/knee replacements
  • Neuro—stroke & parkinsons 
  • Seniors—balance, gait, conditioning & fall prevention
  • Sitting & Standing Options—for all drills

The 4 hours of reading material is interspersed between the 6 hours of movement labs—both to facilitate a deeper understanding of what you are doing and to give you a physical break from moving. Topics here include:

  • TC & QG—brief history, descriptions & contrasts 
  • Principles of Optimal Movement
  • Styles of Integrated Movement
  • Principles of Informational Exercise
  • Language of Integrated Movement & Pattern Specificity

Now is the time to take a course you’ll enjoy! Get up out of your chair, actively participate in the movement and feel confident using it in your practice.   


Physical Therapist, Author & Instructor

I started my physical therapy career in the early 1980’s. Yes, I've been around awhile! Growing up as a movement junkie, I enjoyed games, sports and martial arts. I went to PT school hoping to learn about movement. I learned lots of great stuff in my rehab training, but learning about how the body moves or how to get a body to move better was not one of them. For this, I had to venture outside traditional rehab sources. I have studied the Feldenkrais Method, T’ai Chi, Yoga and Qi Gong over the last 30 years, and have incorporated elements of these movement systems into my PT practice. Learning and utilizing these systems opened my eyes to the unintentional mistakes and erroneous assumptions seen in much of both rehab related and fitness related exercise. I knew I wasn't alone in my search so I started teaching continuing education courses to rehab professionals in 1999 hoping to share this knowledge with my colleagues. I've written 2 books: A Manual Therapists' Guide to Movement (book & audio) and Outsmarting Low Back Pain (booklet & video).

Course Outline

    1. Introduction & The Basics

    1. Regional Themes & Safety Precautions

    2. Chapter 2: Quiz

    1. Background & Purpose

    2. Brief History of TC & QG

    3. Chapter 3: Quiz

    1. Motor Principles & Grounding Stances Drills

    2. AP Pelvic Control & Language of Integration

    3. Postural Types & Balancing Stances Drills

    4. Chapter 4: Quiz

    1. UE Rotation & Arms Out Drills

    2. Integrated Movement & Arms Forward Drills

    3. Discussion & Applications

    4. Chapter 5: Quiz

    1. Weight Shift OR Rotation Drills

    2. Pelvic Force Couples

    3. Weight Shift AND Rotation Drills

    4. Chapter 6: Quiz

About this course

  • $110.00
  • 31 lessons
  • 10 hours - CEUs

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of Reversibility in movement & list 2 examples of when it could be used in rehab.

  • List the 2 main differences between Static & Dynamic Integration Principles & relate to TC/QG drills.

  • Define the difference between Grounding & Balancing stances and give 2 TC/QG derived examples of each.

  • List 3 benefits derived from rotational/weight shifting movements in TC & QG.

  • Explain the relevance of the phrase ‘Proximal Mobility Facilitates Distal Stability’ in the lower extremity system.

  • Correlate the terms High Horizon & Weight Under-Side with postural optimization & dynamic scapular stabilization.

  • Explain the relevance of the phrase ‘Proximal Mobility Facilitates Distal Mobility’ in the spinal & upper extremity systems.

CEUs & State Approvals

We Work Hard So You Don't Have To

This 10-hour online course has been approved and/or meets continuing education requirements as noted below.


- Texas Physical Therapy Association

- New Mexico Board of Physical Therapy

Approvals In Other States: 

PT/PTA:  *This course meets the following state board requirements - No pre-approval required: AL, CO, CT, GA, IA, KS, MO, ND (meets requirement for approved units, 10-unit max), NE (10 hr max home study), NH, OR (required examination included), SC & WA.

PT/PTA: *Your board accepts courses approved by other state PT Boards/Associations: AK, AZ (Cat A), DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MO, MS, MT (Cat A), NC (10 hr max home study), OR (required examination included), PA, RI, SD, TN (Class 1, 10 hr max online), UT (Cat. II examination included, each hour equals 1.5 CEUs), VA, VT, WI & WY.

OT/OTA:  *This course meets the following state board requirements - NO pre-approval required: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, ID, KS, NE, UT, WA, WV & WY.

*Please note that due to the changing nature of state requirements for continuing education, Therapeutic Movement Seminars suggests you contact your state licensing board or association for the most current information on continuing education, specific rules and regulations. 

Refund Policy

Once the course is purchased and accessed online, there are no refunds available.