Restoring Balance Through Tai Chi
Digital Seminar

Restoring Balance Through Tai Chi

Ralph Dehner
3 Hours 47 Minutes
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Aug 02, 2017
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Digital Seminar


In this dynamic recording, Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT, guides you through the research, the benefits, and the movements of Tai Chi. Using a combination of his clinical therapy skills, personal training experience, and expertise in Tai Chi, Dehner equips you with the relevant tools and techniques to incorporate into your patients’ treatment plans. Such a plan reduces the fall risks in your patients, decreases arthritic pain, and leads to improved functional outcomes and goal achievement. Adding this reimbursable therapy to your toolbox will enable you to provide an additional modality to enhance patients’ stability, flexibility, core strength, posture, balance, and coordination.



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants (Self-Study)


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 3.5 self-study contact hours or .35 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 08/02/2019.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida (Self-Study)

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 3.7 self-study continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants (Self-Study)

This self-study course consists of 3.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 3.75 continuing competency hours.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 3.5 CE credit hours.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - New York (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 4.5 contact hours.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - Texas (Self-Study)

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 3.75 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

This self-study activity qualifies for 3.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Ralph Dehner Related seminars and products: 3


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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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.


  1. Analyze the history of Tai Chi & its relevancy in the rehab clinical setting.
  2. Identify the link between chronic arthritis pain & fall risk as it relates to treatment planning.
  3. Discuss various research and statistics supporting the evidence related to Tai Chi improving clinical outcomes.
  4. Utilize the basic styles of Tai Chi by the end of the course to help strengthen patients’ flexibility, core, & balance.


What is Tai Chi?

  • Brief History
  • Internal martial art
  • Competitive sport
  • Health care practice
  • Many styles and Modified styles

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention and Balance

  • Evidence to support
  • Potential risks
  • Tai Chi adaptations
  • Tai Chi for arthritis and other populations

Benefits of Tai Chi Therapy

  • Increases muscle strength which supports and protects joints 
  • Increases stamina
  •  Increases flexibility (R.O.M.)
  • Helps balance thereby reducing falls
  • Improves posture/memory/relaxation
  • Deeper understanding of how it works

Put it to Practice- Tai Chi Demonstration

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Personal Trainers



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