Balance Enhancement Specialist Training, BEST

Become a highly credible and confident BodyMind specialist

  • Rapidly stimulate your clients’ natural healing process
  • Apply powerful mindfulness practices with every client
  • Become an expert in a progressive Rehabilitative Tai Chi form
  • Transform treatment sessions with energetic manual Tai Chi techniques
  • Accelerate personal and professional growth from an amazing 4-day training with other passionate bodymind professionals.
  • Rediscover meaning and purpose in your work as a rehabilitation professional!

 

The CDC estimated in 2010 that more than 2.3 million older adults suffered non-fatal falls in the US with an associated cost of 30.4 billion dollars. While physical injuries associated with unintentional falls is easily recognized, the psychological costs are less obvious and often more persistent. Following a fall, up to 50% of people report a subsequent fear of falling with self-imposed restriction of healthy activities, resulting in further functional loss and significant psychological depression.

In today’s health care climate of reduced payment and services, holistic treatment paradigms focused on people as whole beings and reaffirming the value of human relationships becomes necessary for true healing.

The ancient practice of Tai Chi is typified by slow, graceful, and controlled movements, and has been shown repeatedly in health-related research to enhance balance, prevent falls, improve psychological health, and ameliorate chronic diseases. More than just a movement practice, Tai Chi is also a deeply held philosophy advocating balance and harmony in all areas of life.

The Rehabilitative Tai Chi for Balance Enhancement and Improved Functional Outcomes certification course focuses on a comprehensive set of Tai Chi principles including the therapeutic use of mindfulness, functionally progressive form practices, and manual guiding techniques. Following RQTC certifications, students are endowed with a robust philosophy and skill set which allows them to become the BodyMind specialists that naturally radiate healing wherever they go.

 The Rehabilitative Tai Chi for Balance Enhancement and Improved Functional Outcomes certification course is intended for rehabilitation professionals including PT, PTA, OT, OTA, LMT, ATC, Nurses, and Tai Chi Instructors with a focus on bodymind physiology education and multidisciplinary treatment applications through the practice of Tai Chi especially as they relate to falls prevention and improving chronic disease outcomes. This course includes power point presentations, dynamic lectures, an abundance ofhands-onn practice, and is open to all levels of experience.

 

Course Prerequisites Include:

Fundamentals of Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi (Level 1)
Pre-review of selected research articles.

Hackney, M. E., and S. L. Wolf. “Impact of Tai Chi Chu’an Practice on Balance and Mobility in Older Adults: An Integrative Review of 20 Years of Research.” J Geriatr Phys Ther 37.3 (2014): 127-35. Pub Med. Web.

Sherrington, Catherine, Anne Tidemann, Nicola Fairhall, Jacqueline C.T. Close, and Stephen R. Lord. “Exercise to Prevent Falls in Older Adults: An Updated Meta-analysis and Best Practice Recommendations.” NSW Public Health Bulletin 22 (2011): 3-4. Web.

Chen Y-W, Hunt MA, Campbell KL, et al. The effect of Tai Chi on four chronic conditions-cancer, osteoarthritis, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analyses. Br J Sports Med.

Certification requirements include successful completion of:

  • 30 question multiple-choice examination with 70% proficiency
  • Group practicum review demonstrating knowledge of 9 out of 12 RQTC Balance Enhancement & Improved Functional Outcomes treatment principles
  • Student self assessment form
  • Course evaluation

 

Tuition: $1,500 per student
Course tuition includes:

  • all lectures and programming
  • 9 organic meals
  • Snacks/coffee/tea
  • 3 nights shared room lodging
  • Complete course materials
  • IRQTC website listing

Refund Policy: Full refunds (minus $50 processing fee) are offered up to 9/27/16. Refunds are unavailable within 30 days of the training. Tuition is transferable to another qualified student.

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