Tai Chi versus Walking for Gait Training

Strength training is part of the bigger picture when preventing falls. If you can only engage in low-impact exercise then it’s likely walking is one of your top choices. However, Tai Chi may be more effective at preventing falls than walking. That’s because one of the main reasons older adults … Continue reading

How Tai Chi fits into Physical Therapy

Physical therapists (PTs) are beginning to integrate Tai Chi into their patients’ regimens. Consider the study we included in our past blog post here. If you believe Tai Chi is a newfangled (even though it’s not new) Eastern art that has no place in your life, consider what PTs have … Continue reading

Tai Chi for COPD

Strokes are no longer the third leading cause of death in the United States. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) usurped that position. Over 24 million Americans are living with COPD. In fact, it is believed that there are many more who don’t even know they have COPD! COPD is most … Continue reading

Why you Should Choose Tai Chi

According to a 2007 National Halth Interview survey, an estimated 2.3 million U.S. adults have done tai chi in the past 12 months. The following are just a few reasons why you should consider joining them: “It’s Accessible to Almost Anyone.” When you ask many people, especially those who live … Continue reading