Tai Chi is more than a martial art or a moving meditation; it is a sophisticated movement system that has great potential for application to a rehab setting. In this fun and interactive course we will begin by breaking down and simplifying tai chi movements into grounding & balancing stances, stepping motions and upper extremity organization. We'll then put it all together in ways that integrate and optimize relationships between the upper and lower body. You will experience movement, as well as observe and analyze tai chi modifications, then discuss clinical relevance and application to a wide variety of rehabrelated conditions. Topics include:
- Lumbar stabilization, knee alignment & joint replacements
- Balance improvement, gait facilitation & fall prevention
- Pelvic balancing, thoracic mobilization & cervical stabilization
- Glenohumeral impingement & scapular dyskinesia
- Ortho, neuro & geriatric applications
We will also discuss and demonstrate the importance of Pattern Specificity, making exercise more informational by making it resemble the motor behavior we are trying to influence, and investigate the differences between Static and Dynamic Integrated Movement Principles. Come spend the day with us, we�ll get up out of our chairs and move; you'll never look at movement and exercise the same again!