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Clinical Tai Chi: System of Balance: Level 1

Clinical Tai Chi: System of Balance:  Level 1

Clinical Tai Chi: System of Balance: Level 1

CA$585.00
This course includes
2:24:41 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion

Background

Liveby Tai Chi is a unique and innovative tai chi method that incorporates balance exercises and postures from different tai chi styles, Pilates, and Yoga that are adapted with the physiotherapy, medical knowledge, and scientific principles to be used in rehabilitation and wellness. 

The system of balance works the static and dynamic balance. The balance training at all levels is a useful intervention in the rehabilitation of postural stability impairment as well as in training to improve performance.  The Liveby Tai Chi “System of Balance” method, incorporates concepts of an evidence-based approach called Sensory Training (STM), which is defined as a progressive balance training program where the dose and progression of the balance challenges are taken into consideration.

Participants in our System of Balance tai chi classes love our unique method of teaching tai chi with body-mind exercises, balance, breathing, and tai chi postures and movements that are easy to learn and remember. Because everything is easier with balance!

Relevance for your practice

The course content can be applied in different settings, such as private clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, wellness centers, and community health centers. The system of balance works the static and dynamic balance. The balance training in all levels is a useful intervention in the rehabilitation of postural stability impairment as well as in training to improve performance.  The Liveby Tai Chi “System of Balance” method, incorporates concepts of an evidence-based approach called Sensory Training (STM), which is defined as a progressive balance training program where the dose and progression of the balance challenges are taken into consideration. 

Audience

This is an introductory course relevant to all health care professionals who want to start an innovative approach for treating patients with musculoskeletal and chronic conditions and have an interest in learning about the balance system based on tai chi principles.  Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, kinesiologists, recreation therapists, nurses, rehab assistants, fitness instructors, and physicians can particularly benefit from taking this course.

Learning objective

  • Knowledge of the current evidence-based approach of tai chi for improving mobility and pain.

  • Knowledge of assessment and outcome measures for participation in tai chi for improving balance, mobility, and chronic pain.

  • Learning basic Tai Chi exercises and how to incorporate them into clinical practice for individuals and groups.

What's included:

  • Certification of completion. 
  • Clinical Tai Chi exercises to apply to your practice
  • Fundamentals of the Unique clinical Tai Chi System of Balance

Investment: $585,00                              

The instructors
Dr. Mirella Veras
PT, PhD

Physiotherapist, Cochrane author, researcher and founder of Liveby Tai Chi System of Balance, Pilates instructor and pregnancy and postpartum exercise specialist. She is registered physiotherapist with a postdoctoral in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Montreal with more than 20 years of experience as a physiotherapist, including as a clinician, consultant, professor, and coordinator of health services. She is author of the book Evidence-Based Tai Chi for Rehabilitation and Wellness: A System of Balance for Clinical Practice.”

Dr. Veras has worked with a diverse population, including all age groups and varied diagnoses and she says: “Through my clinical experience and research, I have learned that exercise is one of the most powerful clinical tools available to health professionals who have an interest in working with human movement. It is also one of the best self-management tools for patients to prevent and treat disease.” She also added: “ I have a passion for exercise, My passion for exercise guided me to learn tai chi because I realised the potential of this discipline for rehabilitation and wellness.” and “ As a scientist, I researched the evidence based benefits of tai chi for several health conditions in different areas such as musculoskeletal, neurological, pelvic floor, as well as mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. This knowledge gave me more confidence to continue my journey with tai chi in my physiotherapy practice.”

Course Material included in this course
  • 2. Evidence Based Clinical Tai Chi
  • Lecture Evidence-based Clinical Tai Chi
  • Tai Chi for Physiotherapy Practice (Dr. Mirella Veras)
  • An Evidence map of the effects of Tai Chi on health outcomes
  • Tai Chi for preventing falls in older adults
  • Health benefits of Tai Chi: What is the evidence?
  • Tai Chi improves brain metabolism and function
  • Tai Chi Benefits for Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Tai Chi for preventing falls in older adults
  • Tai chi efficacy and safety for Parkinson's disease
  • Tai Chi effect and Brain function
  • Feedback
  • 3. History and Philosophy of Tai Chi
  • Introduction for History & Philosophy of Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance
  • History, Tai Chi styles and Philosophy Lecture
  • Quiz 1: History of Tai Chi
  • Feedback
  • 4. Principals and Fundamentals of Clinical Tai Chi
  • 1. Breathing
  • 2. Balance
  • 3.Concentration, 4. Earthing and 5. Flow
  • 6. Posture, 7. Visualization and 8. Weight transfer
  • The Aerobic Capacity and Ventilatory Efficiency During Exercise in Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan Practitioners
  • 2. Quiz
  • Feedback
  • 5. Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance Exercises: Upper body
  • Dan Tian Breathing
  • Centralization Exercise
  • Centralization Exercise in a Chair
  • Cloudy Hands
  • Cloudy Hands in a chair
  • Bird flying in the spring
  • Waving hands
  • Opening and closing hands
  • High and Low Tide
  • High and Low Tide Exercise exercise sheet
  • Strong Tiger
  • Hungry Bear Coming Out of Hibernation
  • Push in and out
  • Upper back -Front and back semi circle
  • Chin Tuck and Nerve Mobilization
  • Feedback
  • 6. Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance Exercises: Lower body
  • Ankle Plantar Flexion and Dorsiflexion Standing
  • Ankle Plantar flexion and Dorsiflexon Exercise with Balance Support
  • Ankle Eversion and Inversion
  • Half Moon Foot
  • Hip Circle
  • Hip Flying Bird
  • Hip Flying Bird with a chair
  • Single Leg Hip Flexion, Abduction & Adduction
  • Marching and Punching Standing on One Leg
  • Marching and Punching in a Chair
  • Spine Twist in Low Stance
  • Kick Knee Standing on One Leg
  • Kick Knee Standing on one Leg with Balance Support
  • Kick Knee in a Chair
  • Prayer Wheel
  • Crane Standing on One Leg
  • 3. Quiz
  • Feedback
  • 7. Level 1 Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance Postures Sequence (Short)
  • How to Perform Clinical Tai Chi Exercises
  • 1. CP Left side Long Posture
  • Posture 2
  • Posture 3
  • Posture 5
  • Complete Sequence of 14 Postures Level 1 Short version
  • Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance_Instructor Manual Level 1 (Short sequence)
  • Feedback
  • 8. Level 1 Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance Postures Sequence (Long)
  • Posture 1 Long
  • LTC Right Posture Long
  • Postures 1 and 2
  • Posture OC Long
  • Postures 3 and 4
  • Posture SW Left Long
  • SW Right Long Posture
  • LH Left Long Posture
  • SW L plus LH Left Postures Long
  • SW R plus LH Right Postures Long
  • WHLC Right Posture Long
  • WHLC Left Posture Long
  • Postures 1 to 17 Long
  • HLT Posture Long
  • CT Long Posture
  • 24 Postures System of Balance Level 1 LONG
  • 9. Clinical Case Studies
  • Case Study 1
  • Case Study 2
  • Case Study 3
  • Feedback
  • 10. Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance: Clothes and Shoes
  • Resource: Clothes and Shoes in Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance
  • Feedback
  • 11. Safety
  • Safety in Clinical Tai Chi
  • How to safely help someone get up after a fall
  • Feedback
  • 12. Outcome measures
  • Falls and Balance Assessment Tools
  • Falls Risk Assessment Tool
  • Balance assessment 2
  • Balance assessment 3
  • Balance assessment 3 modified
  • Balance assessment 4
  • Balance assessment 5
  • Balance assessment 6
  • Balance assessment 7
  • Balance assessment 8
  • Feedback
  • 13. Infection Control and Prevention
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Feedback
  • 14. Resources, Advertising and Network
  • Network and Website
  • Congratulations for completing the Level 1 Clinical Tai Chi
  • Clinical Tai Chi System of Balance Level II information coming soon
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