November 14-15, 2015 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
Registration begins at 7:30am
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (exact location TBA)
Cost of Course: $400 ($90 Program Materials included in cost)
All proceeds from this course will be donated to the Foundation for Physical Therapy as part of the Pitt-Marquette Challenge.
Sorry no refunds will be issued.
The Tai Chi Fundamentals Program (TCF) The first program of its kind, it provides a clear, systematic approach for mastering Tai Chi basics that builds from simple to complex patterns of movement. Integrates mind/body components of Tai Chi with clinical overview, movement analysis, therapeutic & functional applications. Provides a prequel to a lineage tai chi form, and creates a bridge between tai chi practice and the medical model.
Program Elements: movements are taught in a motor development progression. Includes simple movements that can be practiced with walkers and have been modified for wheelchair use. Includes three elements:
- Mind/Body Principles: foster mind/body integration; enhance breathing, relaxation, sensorimotor skills, proprioception and sense of well-being.
- Movement Patterns: graded sequence of exercises with symmetrical arm movement that reinforce functional movements repeated throughout the Tai Chi form. Introduced in a motor development sequence, they have applications both as assessment and intervention tools.
- Fundamentals Form: sequence of simple to more complex movements of modified Yang Style Tai Chi.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1) Demonstrate and perform TCF Movement Patterns
2) Perform first section of the TCF form
3) Describe TCF’s medical, biomechanical & functional benefits
4) Apply tai chi as therapeutic exercise for rehabilitation and wellness programs
5) Document tai chi as part of therapeutic treatment intervention
6) Guide exercises in breathing, sensory awareness, visualization
Continuing Education Units
Direct Access CEUs : 0
General Access CEUs: 15
Total CEUs: 15
About the Speaker:
Kristi Hallisy PT, DSc, OCS, CEEAA, CMPT, CTI is an Assistant Professor at the UW-Madison DPT Program. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of WI – Madison (1984), a Master of Science in Kinesiology from the University of MI – Ann Arbor (1992) and a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. Dr. Hallisy has been certified in Tai Chi Fundamentals since March 2008, with dozens of workshops and training performed.