Exercise Medicine Australia

Tai Chi for Health and Fall Prevention – Beginner Level

tai chi for fall prevention
11 students

Course Introduction

Fall is by far the most common cause of injury in the elderly population. 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 reducing the risk of and preventing fall. Over 13 randomised control trials around the world have consistently demonstrated that Tai Chi is effective in reducing the risk of falls and preventing falls.

Based on the compelling evidence and guided by exercise prescription principles and safety guidelines, ©the Tai Chi for Health and Fall Prevention Program – Beginner Level is an safe and targeted Tai Chi intervention program for effectively improving health and preventing fall. It contains key Tai Chi techniques designed to increase the strength of lower limb muscles and knee and ankle extensors; expand motion range; improve mobility, dynamic balance and postural control; improve proprioception and overcome the fear of falling. This program is easy to learn and practice. It is highly recommended for health and exercise professionals and the general population to learn and practice as a an ideal Tai Chi intervention strategy for effectively improving health and preventing fall in healthcare and community settings.

 

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 fall and fall-related injury
  • Human balance control mechanisms and risk factors of fall
  • Introduction to Tai Chi and the targeted Tai Chi intervention program 
  • Research evidence and exercise science underpinning
    the Tai Chi for Health and Fall Prevention Program
  • Teaching and practice guidelines of the program

Why Choose the Course by EMA

  • Based on compelling research evidence
  • Informed by exercise science
  • Guided by exercise prescription principles and guidelines
  • Accredited/approved 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 for fall prevention How To Enrol In This Course

This course is available in face to face; real time teaching over Zoom; and self-paced online learning. To enrol in this course as a face-to-face or Zoom teaching 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. You have the freedom to complete the online 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
The cost also includes two newly published, full-colour and laminated teaching wallcharts containing more than 80 chair-based movements as additional learning resource for clients who may have limited balance or mobility and need chair support for practice (valued at AU$165).

 

 

Terms and conditions

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.