Physiotherapy Courses

  • Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association

Tai Chi Principles: A System of Balance for Health Professionals

Location: Halifax

Dates: Saturday, May 04, 2019 -

Tai Chi Principles: A System of Balance for Health Professionals

Course Sponsor/Host: Canadian Institute for Mobility and Aging (CIMA)
Location: Halifax
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: 249.00
Registration Form: Download Form


Course Description

There is a growing interest in the effectiveness of Tai Chi for improving balance, coordination, pain and mental health. Tai Chi is an ancient physical activity in which several studies have demonstrated that it is an effective, evidence-based exercise in reducing pain related to chronic conditions and prevention of falls through improving balance, flexibility and muscle strength.

This is an introductory one day course designed to be of interest and practical use for Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Rehab Assistants, fitness instructors and Kinesiologists.

This course will offer an innovative approach based on a system of balance where the principles of Tai Chi can be applied to your clinical practice.

The course is a combination of theory and demonstration with small group practice of Tai Chi movements and postures. Course content can be applied in different practice settings such as private clinics, hospitals, long term care centres, wellness centres and community health centres. 


Course Objectives:

To learn the principles of Tai Chi.
To explore the concept of a “System of Balance” incorporating both Western and Eastern philosophies.
Discuss the benefits of Tai Chi.
Incorporate Tai Chi principles and movements into clinical practice.
Promote health and wellness through the practice of Tai Chi


Course Content:

History, Styles and Principles of Tai Chi
Health benefits of Tai Chi
Review of research / evidence-based information
“System of Balance”
Tai Chi postures and movements
Experiential application of Tai Chi into clinical practice

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