Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention – Instructor Training

401 Laurel Circle Dr. Black Mountain, NC 28711

Trainer Information

Training lead by TCHI Master Trainer, Meghan Bryant with assistance from Nicole Hiegl, TCHI Senior Trainer

Program Description

Based on the Sun style of tai chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (TCAFP) improves flexibility, muscle strength, increases heart/lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates the mind and body. The TCAFP program includes warm up and cool down exercises, the teaching method, knowledge about arthritis and the cause of falls, and how to teach this program safely. This program is the same as the Tai Chi for Arthritis program with the addition of a specialized module to further enhance its efficacy in preventing falls. Qualified participants who successfully complete the course will be invited to become a TCHI Board registered instructor.

Training Contact

Nicole Hiegl
(828) 265-5434 ext. 113

Get more information on the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Program

Special notice: This training is only available to individuals working directly with an Area Agency on Aging and the North Carolina Center for Healthy Aging, Falls Prevention grant. Our May TCA and TCA Part 2 Instructor Trainings will be open to the general public.

Registration Details

Training Materials include Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD, Tai Chi for Arthritis handbook, Teaching Tai Chi Effectively Book. All materials will be provided once registration is complete.

TCHI Board Certification annual fee is the responsibility of each instructor and can be paid once certification is complete.

CEUs – 13.25 contact hours for 2 days attendance: PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs and Nurses; CECs for Provider-American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

CEU Cost: $20 please bring payment to the training and make payable to Meghan Bryant

This is a closed instructor training, open to those associated with the UNC-Asheville Falls Prevention Grant. No registration fees are required, but all participants must indicate their sponsoring Area Agency on Aging to qualify for registration.

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