- Ralph Dehner
- 3 Hours 47 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Aug 02, 2017
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.
|Manual – Restoring Balance Through Tai Chi (0.78 MB)||22 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Handout – Restoring Balance Through Tai Chi (0.08 MB)||2 Pages||Available after Purchase|
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
Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT, is 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 Rehabilitation. 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, National 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 produced and 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 Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, American Council on Exercise, International Association of Reiki, and Tai Chi for Health Community of America and the Tai Chi for Health Institute.
In addition, Mr. Dehner is a two-time past recipient of a merit award from the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association for “Excellence in Continuing Education.”
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.