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Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) for Rehabilitation Professionals

Presented by Continuing Physical Therapy Education, University of Saskatchewan


Instructor: Shane Kachur, BMR(PT) graduated from the University of Manitoba Physical Therapy program in 1996. His initial focus was in orthopedics, specifically manipulative therapy, and he completed course work in this area at St. Augustine University, St. Augustine, Florida (established by Dr. S. Paris). His focus shifted into the realm of chronic pain and he plans to complete his Master of Science degree this year, studying chronic pain under Dr. G.J.G. Asmundson at the University of Regina. As an active part of Dr. Asmundsons Anxiety and Illness Behaviour Laboratory, Mr. Kachur has authored and contributed to many national and international scientific conferences and has published in several peer reviewed journals on chronic pain and disability.
Shane Kachur has always had a passion for Chinese martial arts and for the last 23 years has traveled around Canada, USA, and China to study with the worlds top Taijiquan/Kung Fu masters. He has been a member of and eventually coached the Manitoba Provincial Wushu Team in 2001. He has won bronze at the Canadian National Wushu Championships in 1995 and the Pan-American Wushu Championships in 1998. He retired from competition in 2000 after winning Gold at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He now lives and works in Regina, SK treating people with chronic pain and disability. Shane Kachur also runs his own martial art school, the Progressive Wushu Centre, with his wife, June Liu. In addition to teaching standard Taijiquan they also focus on using Taijiquan as a therapeutic technique, teaching Taijiquan based programs for Parkinsons Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Finally, Shane has been presenting research on Taijiquan, most recently at the International Taijiquan Forum and is working with an international group developing a standardized therapeutic Taijiquan program.

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide basic fundamental understanding of Taijiquan to be used by
rehabilitation professionals in the clinical environment. This course will present the scientific state of the art on Taijiquan treatment effectiveness on balance, posture, and fear of falling. In addition, it will utilize the scientific evidence to explain how Taijiquan accomplishes these effects. Furthermore, an endeavor will be made to expose participants to the traditional Chinese concepts behind Taijiquan in both terms of Yin-Yang motion theories as well as to discuss how understanding its martial tradition may enhance treatment effects.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Assistants,
Chiropractors and other health professionals.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the course, the participant should have a basic understanding of:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The history of and general knowledge of the various styles of Taijiquan. Yin-Yang motion theories and the four basic Taijiquan energies (Peng, Liu, Ji, and An). The science behind Taijiquan, posture control, and ground reaction force with Taijiquan movement. The importance of fear of falling and gait mechanics. Taiji Shang Bu (Taijiquan forward stepping), Jin Ji Du Li (Golden rooster stands on one leg), Yun Shou (Wave hands like the clouds), Ye Ma Fen Zeng (Part wild horses mane), Lou Xi Ao Bu (Brush knee bush), Hai Di Lao Zhen (Needle to sea bottom), and Lan Que Wei (Grasp the birds tail). 6. Uses of Tui Shou and postural control (Push hands).

COURSE INFORMATION:
Date and Time: Location: Registration Fee: Registration Deadline: Saturday, March 6, 2010 8:00a.m 5:00 p.m. (tentative timeframe) Saskatoon - Room 140, St. Andrew's College, 1121 College Drive $225 & $11.25 GST = $236.25/early (before January 22, 2010) $280 & $14.00 GST = $294.00/late (after January 22, 2010) Registration fee includes course syllabus and refreshment breaks. Lunch is on your own. Friday, January 22, 2010

On this date, a decision will be made whether there is sufficient registration to run the course. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited so please apply early. Applications will be considered after the registration deadline until the course fills or until a week before the course, whichever comes first.
CPTE provides courses for educational purposes, but in so doing, it does not imply endorsement of those courses or course content. Registrants are urged to be critical thinkers and active learners in all educational sessions.

REGISTRATION FORM: Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) for Rehabilitation Professionals


the course. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited so please apply early.

March 6, 2010, Saskatoon, SK

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2010 On this date, a decision will be made whether there is sufficient registration to run Registrants Name ________________________________________ Discipline:____________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________ (Street) (City) __________________________________________ Email:____________________________________________________ (Province) (Postal Code) Telephone (Res.) __________________________ (Bus)_________________________ (Fax) _________________________
The above information is required so that CPTE can contact you with additional course information, confirmation and any announcements related to this course. This will be the sole use of the information that you provide unless you initial the following option: __________ I agree that CPTE can include my mailing address, email address and business phone number associated with my name on a list that may be distributed to the course instructor and/or other course registrants for this particular course.

Registration Fee: $225 & $11.25 GST = $236.25/early (before January 23, 2010) $280 & $14.00 GST = $294.00/late (after January 23, 2010) if paying by cheque. If paying by credit card, add $6 (Additional charge to cover transaction fees for credit card payment). Method of Payment: Select One: ____ Company Cheque ___ Personal Cheque ___ Credit Card For credit card payment: ___ Visa ___ Mastercard Card No: __________________________ Expiry date: __________ Name on card: __________________________ Authorizing signature: ________________________________________ (Cheque made payable to University of Saskatchewan - CPTE. Cheque may be post-dated to January 22, 2010.) Cheques will be cashed on or after January 22, 2010.
Would you consider being an on-site course manager for this course? Yes______ No______ Possibly______ (Duties may include on-site registration, technical assistance for instructor, coffee set-up, clean up, etc. An honorarium would be paid in accordance with assigned duties.)

Courses are subject to cancellation if minimum number of applicants are not received by January 22, 2010. In this case, a full refund will be provided. Refund for withdrawal from the course shall be subject to date of notification of withdrawal. If notification of withdrawal is received by the CPTE Program Coordinator prior to 1:00 pm on January 22, 2010, a handling fee of $30.00 will be withheld on all refunds. If notification of withdrawal is received after that time, the participant will not be refunded unless the position can be filled. Even if the course has been confirmed, CPTE is not responsible for travel/accommodation costs booked in advance, in the event of sudden unavoidable cancellation of the course (ie. instructor illness, Acts of God). If maximum number of applicants is received, names will be put on a waiting list in case of applicant withdrawal. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ CONSENT AND WAIVER FORM: (This waiver MUST be signed and enclosed with registration form and fee.) This course may contain lectures, discussion, demonstrations and practical sessions where you could be asked to act as a model for the instructor, assistant or for fellow participants during the course. The instructor, assistant or fellow participant may or may not be licensed. Acting as a model could involve following instructions, undergoing assessment or evaluation procedures, and/or undergoing treatment procedures. If, at any time, you feel uncomfortable or wish to refuse to participate, you must do so by telling the instructor prior to, or during the session. Signing below indicates that you have given consent to full participation in the course, including acting as a model for demonstrations and practical sessions, unless you express your refusal to the course instructor before or during participation in the course. I accept all physical and legal risks in participating in this course. I hereby waive and release Continuing Physical Therapy Education, the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association Inc., and the premises owner/occupier, as well as all employees, instructor(s) and assistant(s) from all of the above from any claims of loss, damage or injury which in any way results directly or indirectly from this course. I have read and understand the waiver of liability appearing above and I INDICATE MY ACCEPTANCE OF THE SAID WAIVER BY SIGNING BELOW. __________________________________________________ (Participants Signature) _________________________________________ (Date)

Return completed registration form, waiver and payment so that they are received by Friday, January 22, 2010. Mail to: Continuing Physical Therapy Education Room 116 - 1121 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W3 For more information, contact: Pat Tremaine Ph: (306) 966-2043 Fax: (306) 966-1986 Email: pat.tremaine@usask.ca