Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT
Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT, is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), his clinical experience includes rehabilitation and injury prevention through behavior modification, exercise, work simplification, and functional activity. Mr. Dehner started studying internal martial arts in the early 1970s and is a Certified Master/Trainer for Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs in the USA. In addition, he is certified as an instructor for such courses as Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, Tai Chi for Back Pain, and Tai Chi for Balance. Mr. Dehner has taught both Qi Gong and Tai Chi in hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes, integrative medicine centers, and mental health facilities. He is a two time past recipient of a merit award from the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association for “Excellence in Continuing Education,” and he has presented at several conferences, such as the National Autism Conference, National Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Conference, and the Inaugural International Tai Chi for Health Conference (Seoul, So. Korea).