Rehabilitative Tai Chi for Neck & Shoulders Specialist

Become a highly credible and confident BodyMind Rehabilitation specialist

  • Apply powerful mindfulness practices with every client
  • Become an expert in a progressive Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi forms
  • Transform treatment sessions with energetic manual Tai Chi techniques
  • Accelerate personal and professional growth  with other inspired bodymind professionals.
  • Rediscover meaning and purpose in your work as a rehabilitation professional!


Course Description


Millions of people are affected each year by neck and shoulder pain from conditions including spinal stenosis, disc herniation, rotator cuff injury, impingement syndromes, adhesive capsulitis, traumatic fractures, and post surgical issues.

In today’s health care climate of reduced payment for services, holistic treatment paradigms focused on stimulating normal autonomic and integrated physiological function have become necessary for effective healing.

The ancient practices of Qigong & Tai Chi, which are typified by slow, graceful movements and coordinated breathing have been shown in health related research to enhance physical function as well as emotional and psychological wellbeing in people suffering with chronic neck and shoulder conditions. More than just movement practices however, Qigong & Tai Chi are also steeped in an ancient philosophy advocating balance and harmony in all areas of life.

The Rehabilitative Tai Chi for Neck & Shoulders program focuses on a comprehensive set of core self care practices including gentle movement, coordinated breathing, mindfulness, and self-massage designed to enhance pain-free range of motion, strength, coordination, endurance as well as ameliorating chronic disease symptoms.


This Rehabilitative Tai Chi for Neck & Shoulders certification course is intended for rehabilitation professionals including PTA, PT, OTA, OT, ATC, LMT, Nurses, as well as Qigong & Tai Chi instructors with a focus on bodymind physiology education and multidisciplinary treatment applications through the practices of Qigong & Tai Chi especially as they relate to cervical and shoulder complex chronic pain and dysfunction as well as improving chronic disease outcomes. This course includes power point presentation, dynamic lecture, an abundance of hands on practice, and is open to all levels of experience.


Course Prerequisites

How Do Patients with Chronic Neck Pain Experience the Effects of Qigong and Exercise Therapy? A Qualitative Interview Study. Holmberg C, Farahani Z, Witt CM. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM. 2016

The Effects of Tai Chi and Neck Exercises in the Treatment of Chronic Nonspecific Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.Romy Lauche, Christoph Stumpe, Johannes Fehr, Holger Cramer, Ying Wu Cheng, Peter M. Wayne, Thomas Rampp, Jost Langhorst, Gustav Dobos J Pain. 2016 Sep; 17(9): 1013–1027.

The Effectiveness of Tai Chi for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Amanda Hall, Bethan Copsey, Helen Richmond, Jacqueline Thompson, Manuela Ferreira, Jane Latimer, Chris G. Maher Phys Ther. 2016 Sep 15


Certification Requirements include successful completion of:

  • 30 question multiple-choice examination with 70% proficiency
  • Group practicum review demonstrating knowledge of 18 out of 27 RQTC Neck & Shoulder treatment principles
  • Student self assessment form
  • Course evaluation


Tuition: $697

Tuition Includes:

  • All lectures and programming
  • Snacks/coffee/tea
  • Course manual
  • Streaming/DVD programs
  • Completion certificate
  • IRQTC website listing


Refund Policy: Full refunds (minus $50 processing fee) are offered up to 60 days prior to training. Tuition is transferable to another qualified student. Cancellations with extenuating circumstances may qualify for credit applied to a future training and are determined on a case basis.


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