Mindy Entrup, MPT, physical therapist, Blessing Home Care, has earned certification as a Tai Chi instructor. She plans to incorporate Tai Chi in her treatment plan for all patients to enhance balance, coordination, and mindfulness with movement to reduce the risk of falling.
Tai Chi is a form of exercise, involving a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing. According to the National Institutes of Health, Tai Chi can help improve balance and reduce the risk of falling.
Entrup earned certification from the Tai Chi Health Institute by attending a course, demonstrating competency of Tai Chi movements and instruction of its concepts and passing a written examination.
A seven-year member of the Blessing Home Care staff, she earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University.