Exercise Medicine Australia

Tai Chi for Cardio Pulmonary Health

tai chi for cardio
2 students

Course Introduction

Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases are the leading cause of disease burden in Australia and around the world. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) alone accounts for nearly one third of global deaths. There is compelling research evidence that practice of Tai Chi can significantly improve cardiovascular and respiratory health. 14 randomized control trials conducted around the world demonstrated that Tai Chi significantly improved  cardiac  function,  coronary  risk profile and quality of life (QOL). It also improved heart  rate and  heart  rate  response, blood  pressure, baroreflex sensitivity and peak oxygen uptake, left ventricular ejection fraction, enhanced 6MWD (six-minute walking distance) and increased CRQ total score (Chronic Respiratory Disease Questionnaire).

Based on the compelling research evidence and guided by exercise prescription principles and safety guidelines, ©the Tai Chi for Cardiopulmonary Health Program also known as Tai Chi for Cardio and Respiratory Health is designed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disease and improve cardiovascular and respiratory health and fitness and the quality of life.

A recent clinical trial conducted in Australia has showed that 12 week practice of ©the Tai Chi for Cardiopulmonary Health Program (Tai Chi for Cardio and Respiratory Health) has significantly improved the cardiopulmonary patients’ life schema on SIWB.SIWB index is widely used in studies of chronic illness, aging, and palliative care to measure health-related quality of life and wellbeing. The results of the study also showed a trend for reduction in depressive symptoms in cardiopulmonary patients. Improvement in the patients’ lower limb strength and balance has also been reported. The study has reported that throughout the trial, there have been no adverse events reported.

What To Learn

The course contains practical and theoretical module

Practical Module 

  • Step by step teaching and practice of the targeted Tai Chi intervention program
  • How to teach and practice the program safely and effectively

Theoretical Module 

  • Epidemiology of cardiovascular and respiratory conditions 
  • Risk factors of cardiovascular and respiratory conditions 
  • The targeted Tai Chi intervention program and research evidence and exercise science underpinning the Tai Chi for Cardiopulmonary Health Program (Tai Chi for Cardio and Respiratory Health)
  • Application of the program for prevention, management and rehabilitation of cardiopulmonary health conditions
  • Teaching and practice guidelines

 

Why Choose the Course by EMA

  • Based on compelling research evidence
  • Informed by exercise science
  • Guided by exercise prescription principles and safety guidelines
  • Accredited or recognized by national or international professional governing bodies
  • Over 20 years of excellence in continuing education for professional development for health and exercise professionals
  • High level of course participants’ satisfaction (refer to course feedback on the Homepage )
  • Gaining accreditation for teaching/practicing the program
  • Advancing your professional development with 15 CPD / CECs
  • Complete learning resources (course manual and step-by-step teaching video) provided

 

tai chi and respiratory healthHow To Enrol In This Course

This course is available in face to face; real time training over Zoom; and self-paced online learning. To enrol in this course as a face-to-face course or Zoom training course, click the ‘ENROL IN FACE-TO-FACE COURSE’ button for the course dates and registration. Click here to view the course dates

To enrol in this course as a self-paced online learning course, click the ‘ENROL IN ONLINE COURSE’ button for the course registration. Your have the freedom to complete the course at your own pace in your own time and space.

 

 

 

Cost

AU$850
Special:
AU$545+GST for 2-day face-to-face or Zoom training course;
AU$450+GST for self-paced online course

 

 

Terms and conditions

CARDIO AND RESPIRATORY HEALTH

Alice L Yuan

Alice L Yuan is an exercise specialist and leading international authority in evidence-based Tai Chi, Qigong and Mulan exercise programs for prevention and rehabilitation of chronic conditions and fall, and improvement of mental health, cognition, functional abilities and quality of life. Alice has conducted accreditation courses in evidence-based Tai Chi, Qigong and Mulan exercise programs for health and exercise professionals in Australia and internationally for over 20 years

Alice is also the director of International Tai Chi, Qigong and Mulan Health Institute. She is a past gold medallist in national and international competitions and frequently invited to judge at national and international Tai Chi, Qigong and Mulan competitions.

 

Dr Henry Zheng

Dr Henry Zheng is a professor in exercise intervention for primary prevention and rehabilitation. He received a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of New South Wales, Australia. His doctoral research focused on quantification of the effect size and dose-response of physical activity interventions in reducing the risk of and preventing coronary heart disease.

Dr Henry Zheng’s research interests span exercise interventions for prevention and rehabilitation of chronic conditions and falls, improvement of mental health and cognition, and promotion of active and healthy ageing. His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including the European Journal of Epidemiology, the British Medical Journal, the American Journal of Infection Control, the Journal of International Body Composition Research, the Journal of International Institute on Ageing (BOLD), United Nations, and Wound Practice and Research.