Tai Chi for Health: Solutions for Falls, Fitness, Strength & Stress *P
Digital Seminar

Tai Chi for Health: Solutions for Falls, Fitness, Strength & Stress *Pre-Order*

Ralph Dehner
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Mar 01, 2019
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Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast


This digital seminar is currently on pre-order meaning that the video will not be ready until 2-3 weeks after the program has taken place.

Some of your clients need more than traditional therapy. Something that is more than “therapy as usual” that will have them eager to engage in the therapeutic process. Yet you still need to use evidence-based practices to be reimbursed for your care.

Research shows Tai Chi combines gentle and adaptable exercises you can easily use with your clients for a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Improve flexibility and balance to prevent falls
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Strengthen cardiovascular system
  • Decrease chronic pain
  • Recover from injuries and surgeries faster

Revolutionize your treatment sessions by incorporating elements of Tai Chi into your treatment plans for a variety of needs.

No experience with Tai Chi is required, as your instructor – a Master Trainer with the globallyrecognized Tai Chi for Health Institute – will teach you the movements step-by-step. This experiential live webcast will have you moving as you learn. Your instructor will connect the dots between the practices of Tai Chi, meditation, and positive psychology and demonstrate the techniques most appropriate for the rehabilitation your client needs.

Discover how you can use Tai Chi to add fun and energy to your sessions, engage your clients, and focus them on the path to healing and change.


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT, is the director and program coordinator of the Mighty Vine Wellness Club, a nonprofit wellness center serving the mental health community. As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), his clinical experience includes rehabilitation and injury prevention through behavior modification, exercise, work simplification, and functional activity. Mr. Dehner started studying internal martial arts in the early 1970s and is a Certified Master/Trainer for Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for health programs in the USA. In addition, he is certified as an instructor for such courses as Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, Tai Chi for Back Pain, and Tai Chi for Balance. Mr. Dehner has taught both Qi Gong and Tai Chi in hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes, senior centers, integrative medicine centers, and mental health facilities. In conjunction with his vast experience, he has presented several conferences, such as the National Autism Conference, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Conference, the Inaugural International Tai Chi for Health Conference (Seoul, So. Korea). Mr. Dehner is also an experienced program developer who has presented training courses on such topics as fall prevention, Tai Chi for OTs, and integrative medicine in mental health. He received his BS in holistic studies with a concentration in wellness management from Union Institute and University. Mr. Dehner is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, American Council on Exercise, International Association of Reiki, and Tai Chi for Health Community of America.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ralph Dehner has an employment relationship with Mighty Vine Wellness Club. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Ralph Dehner is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; the American Council on Exercise; International Association of Reiki; and Tai Chi for Health Community of America.


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To order the book, Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook, please visit our product store.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


  1. Examine the evidence behind Tai Chi and how it benefits your clients.
  2. Utilize safety precautions for Tai Chi when teaching others.
  3. Apply the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method during treatment.
  4. Incorporate mindfulness in Tai Chi practice to enhance health and well-being benefits.
  5. Practice the dan tien breathing method to promote relaxation.
  6. Independently apply the basic Sun, Chen and Yang style movements of Tai Chi by the end of the course to strengthen clients’ flexibility, core and balance.
  7. Demonstrate the various Tai Chi movements into a seated position to be used for non-ambulatory patients.
  8. Develop practices of incorporating Tai Chi into real-life situations for fall prevention.



  • Benefits to physical, emotional and mental
  • What the research tells us
  • Why Tai Chi is the ideal solution for fall prevention


Chen style: the original style

  • Features: fast/slow moves; low stance; explosive demonstration & therapeutic relevance

Yang style: the most popular style

  • Features: large flowing movements; gentle yet powerful demonstration & therapeutic relevance

Sun style: the newest style

  • Features: higher stances; reduces joint stress demonstration & therapeutic relevance


Affect behaviors positively

  • How to motivate your clients to start the road to recovery
  • Choice theory
  • Positive psychology
  • Mindfulness

Affect rehab outcomes positively

Group exercise

  • Introduction to Qigong
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Standing postures
  • Tai Chi walking drills
  • Cooling-down exercises


  • Still form practice/stepping drills
  • Adaptions for knee, joint, and balance limitations
  • Strategies for increasing strength and balance


  • Intro of “Basic 6 Moves”
  • Essential principles for fall prevention


  • Why safety is so important in Tai Chi


  • Group therapy program

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Massage Therapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Social Workers Counselors


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