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Continuing Education for Rehabilitation Professionals

Flow into Function

Lecture Name

Flow into Function     $359.40

This lecture is part of the following course:
Tai Chi


Tai chi is the second-most used exercise form in the world, and yet therapists know so little about it. This dynamic interactive course will teach the therapist how to integrate tai chi and qi gong into any rehabilitation program, emphasizing balance, gait, strength, coordination and occupational function. Through lecture, demonstration, and step-by-step instructions, the therapist will practice and learn the fundamentals of tai chi and qi gong, and how to use them to improve mobility, transfers, ROM, strength, posture and ADLs. Modifications, including sitting tai chi, will also be presented, so that therapists can effectively use this treatment tool for patients of all abilities. This course is also great for hand therapists to help improve nerve gliding, ROM, strength and coordination for any chronic pain patients or cumulative trauma patient's fibromyalgia, arthritis and more.

Current research supporting the use of tai chi in rehabilitation will be presented. Other topics covered will be the use of tai chi for children, stress management and wellness groups, as well as how to find a qualified tai chi class or instructor for the therapist or the patient. Every therapy discipline will be able to integrate the practice of tai chi into the clinic. Patients will thank you for teaching them a new skill they can use for life. Mandatory practice time is referenced in the manual and course curriculum.Exploring Hand Therapy

This presentation was originally produced by Exploring Hand Therapy.

Continuing education credits

  • This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.
  • AOTA: This program is offered for 1.20 CEUs, Intermediate Level:

    • Domain of OT: Client Factors and Performance Skills.
    • Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention.

    EDUCATA is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

  • NBCOT: 15.0 PDU (Course includes assessment component.)

Note: Post-test must be passed with a score of 80% or more in order to receive certificate of completion.

Contact Hours: 12.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the beginning levels of six qi gongs.
  2. Identify the first five steps of tai chi chung.
  3. Recognize Goldstein's tai chi balance progressions.
  4. Differentiate between tai chi and qi gong for patient usage.
  5. Incorporate tai chi into a complete rehab program.
  6. Identify the research supporting tai chi usage.
  7. Determine the building blocks of tai chi as therapeutic exercise.
  8. Recognize the benefits of using of tai chi for children and teens.
  9. Identify Goldstein's levels for documentation.
  10. Determine when to use tai chi and qi gong as part of a wellness program.


The professor of this course has NOT endorsed or received any compensation from the manufacturers or distributors of any of the materials discussed in this presentation.

Financial: Ms. Goldstein is the founder and director of QUEST Seminars, through which she has presented many orthopaedic lectures to PTs, OTs, assistants, nurses, and athletic trainers throughout the United States. She is a staff physical therapist at the Emerson Center for Sports and Rehabilitative Therapies in Westford, MA. Ms. Goldstein receives compensation from EDUCATA and Exploring Hand Therapy as the professor of this course.

Nonfinancial: In 2001, Ms. Goldstein researched the effects of tai chi on elderly persons with arthritis with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She has trained in the martial arts and currently holds the rank of third degree black belt; she also teaches tai chi to adults and seniors in the greater Boston area.

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