Date: July 8-9, 2017
Instructor: Ralph Dehner, COTA/L
Falls can have a devastating impact on the health and independence of people as they age. The CDC reports that 1 out of 4 older adults fall every year and 95% of hip fractures are caused by a fall.
Reasons for falling may vary, but many factors that increase your risk of falling such as poor leg strength, difficulty walking, and poor endurance can be improved through the practice of Tai Chi.
Tai Chi has been gaining popularity as research has proven it to be one of the most effective and adaptable fall prevention options for the general public. This makes it an ideal intervention for both clinical practice and community classes. Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention was developed to specifically address the pain and poor mobility associated with arthritis as well as improve stability and balance.
Join us for a 2-day workshop to learn how to impact arthritis and balance on the individual and community level! You will learn the basic principles of Tai Chi that improve balance and the quality of life of those impacted by osteoarthritis.