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April 12 - April 13, 2013.
Tucson, AZ, United States.
Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor Training by Marty Kidder

What is Tai Chi for Arthritis?

Millions of people around the world have gained health benefits from the Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) progrTai Chi for Arthritis Istructor Training, Perth, Australia 2009am. Many scientific studies have shown this program relieves pain, improve quality of life and make people feel better. Studies also shown the program prevent falls, that is why the Center of Disease Control and Prevention recommends it for this purpose. It is supported by many Arthritis Foundations including the USA, Australia and UK.

Dr. Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts designed this program to be safe and effective for people with arthritis; it would also provide health benefits and improve quality of life for almost anyone.

Based on the Sun style of Tai Chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis is easy to learn, effective and safe. It improves flexibility, muscle strength, increases heart/lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates the mind and body.

The TCA program includes warm up, cool down exercises, the 12 movement set on both sides, the teaching method, knowledge about arthritis and how to teach this program safely.

Qualified participants who have successfully completed the course will be accredited by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program.

What will I Learn from the Course?
At the completion of the workshop, you will learn:
  • The 12-movement Sun style Tai Chi
  • How to teach this program effectively and safely
  • How Tai Chi improve health and arthritis
  • Dr Lam's stepwise progressive teaching method
  • Qigong for Arthritis
  • Essential knowledge about arthritis
  • The essential principles of Tai Chi
  • To improve your level of Tai Chi

in a positive, enjoyable and interactive environment.

About arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions in western countries, with no known cure. Tai Chi for Arthritis has been used around the world by millions to relieve pain and improve ability to do daily activities. It is also effective for falls prevention, improve health and wellness. Please click here for a recently published study of the program at the Journal of Arthritis Care and Research.

Other requirements

All persons wishing to attend the workshop may do so on the understanding that they are Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor Training workshop, Sydney Australia 2010fit to safely participate in this workshop. Prior tai chi experience is not a prerequisite for attendance or for accreditation as a TCA Instructor/Leader. Persons who are not eligible to become a TCA Instructor/Leader may receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the two-day course.

Persons who wish to qualify as a TCA Instructor with Dr Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute, must besuitably qualified and agree to certain requirements necessary for accreditation.

Suitable Qualifications for instructor/leader are as follows:
  • Tai Chi teacher
  • Advanced Tai Chi Student
  • Physiotherapist or Physical Therapist,Occupational Therapist, Health Professional including Nurse, Doctor, Traditional Therapist, Accredited/Certified Exercise Instructor, Allied Health Assistants and other similar qualifications


To be eligible to receive an instructors/leaders certificate you are required to:
  • Complete the required prepation work to the best of your ability
  • Complete an application form and questionnaire and return to the local organiser two weeks prior to the workshop
  • Hold a current certificate of an accredited first aid course or similar qualification
  • Continue to practice and update every two years
  • Pass a written test


For Australian Instructor/Leader's certificate ONLY: If you are currently qualified as an Instructor (Level 1 Coach) through the National Martial Arts Instructor Accreditation Scheme on behalf of the Australian Sports Commission (this includes the AKWF), you will be issued with a TCA Instructor certificate upon successful completion of the program. All other persons will be issued with a TCA Leader certificate. 

The Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD and handbook are included in your registration fees unless the co-ordinating organisations have a special agreement with Dr Lam or his authorised Master Trainer. If the DVD is not included, Dr Lam strongly recommends you purchase it. This will significantly increase your chance of being certified and you will learn a lot more at the completion of the workshop. 

Also the book, 'Overcoming Arthritis', written by Dr Lam and Judith Horstman is a valuable resource for both you and your students. The book is published by DK and contains useful information on arthritis and 160 photos of all the movements of the program. There are Japanese and Dutch versions of this book available.
For USA only - Optional Continuing Education Hours Available
The Tai Chi for Health Institute is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  This course offering is approved for contact hours applicable for RN, LPN and LMHT relicensure.  Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number SP1246-1213.
The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that the Tai Chi for Health Institute meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2012-2015.Approved Provider #701292
Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.
$235.00 If booked by March 29.  
$250.00 If booked after March 29
Cost includes break-time nutritious snacks, water, tea.  Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 DVD, Arthritis Handbook  and digital resource book (PDF), wall charts (2)
Please Note:-
  • If you have attended this workshop before pls contact Marty at marty@oaktreetaichi.comfor special discount pricing. 
  • If you have the Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 DVD set we will discount the workshop fee by $25


Pls mail registrationsto:
270 East Hill Rd
Canton CT 06019  
Randolph Facility
City of Tucson
(Near Reid Park)
Venue details availble upon registration
Workshop Time
9am - 5 pm
Heather Chalon
Workshop Co-Ordinator