Fall is by far the most common cause of injury in older people. It is the leading cause of injury-related deaths and injury-related hospitalizations in the elderly population. However, fall is preventable. There is compelling research evidence that Tai Chi is effective in improving health, postural control and balance. Over 13 randomised control trials around the world have consistently demonstrated that Tai Chi is effective in reducing the risk of fall and preventing fall.
Based on compelling evidence, informed by exercise science and guided by exercise prescription principles and safety guidelines, the Tai Chi for Health and Fall Prevention Programme (Beginner Level) is a safe and targeted Tai Chi intervention programme for improving health and preventing fall. It contains key techniques designed to increase the strength of lower limb muscles and knee and ankle extensors; expand motion range; improve mobility, toe clearance, dynamic balance and postural control; improve proprioception; overcome the fear of falling; and improve functional abilities, overall health and quality of life.
This programme has been accredited/approved by American College of Sports Medicine, California Physical Therapy Association, Texas and California State Physical Therapy Associations, New York State Occupational Therapy Association, Australia New Zealand Falls Prevention Society, AUSactive and Exercise and Science Australia.
This course is highly recommended for allied healthcare and exercise professionals to learn and practice as an ideal exercise intervention strategy for improving health and preventing fall in healthcare, residential and community settings.
What to Learn
The course contains practical and theoretical module:
- Step by step teaching and practice of the evidence-based Tai Chi intervention programme led by the course instructors.
- How to practice/apply/teach the programme safely and effectively for health improvement and fall prevention in healthcare, community, and residential settings
- Epidemiology of fall and fall-related injuries
- Human balance control mechanisms and risk factors of fall
- Evidence-based practice for fall prevention
- The objectives of the targeted Tai Chi intervention programme
- Research evidence and exercise science underpinning the Tai Chi intervention programme for improving health and preventing fall.
- Teaching and practice guidelines
This course involves 9 hours of live training vis zoom over 2 days plus full access to complete online learning resources (step-by-step teaching video and course notes).
This course is also available as a self-paced online learning course.
Visit: www.exercisemedicineinternational.org for course cost, schedule and registration