T'ai Chi & Qi Gong
Ortho, Neuro & Senior Applications
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:
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:
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
Introduction & The Basics
Regional Themes & Safety Precautions
Chapter 2: Quiz
Background & Purpose
Brief History of TC & QG
Chapter 3: Quiz
Motor Principles & Grounding Stances Drills
AP Pelvic Control & Language of Integration
Postural Types & Balancing Stances Drills
Chapter 4: Quiz
UE Rotation & Arms Out Drills
Integrated Movement & Arms Forward Drills
Discussion & Applications
Chapter 5: Quiz
Weight Shift OR Rotation Drills
Pelvic Force Couples
Weight Shift AND Rotation Drills
Chapter 6: Quiz
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.
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.
Multi-State Approved & Accepted
Once the course is purchased and accessed online, there are no refunds available.