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Tai Chi for Stroke Patients

A study shows that Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese discipline, may lower the risk of falls of stroke survivors, which may cause fractures, increase their fear of falling and decrease their mobility.  Tai Chi improves both static and dynamic balance of an individual, which are important in fall prevention, according to Ruth Taylor-Piliae, lead author of the study. The research team tracked 89 people who suffered a stroke three years (on the average) prior to the start of the study with an average age of 70. The participants were divided into three groups: 28 patients receiving the usual care, 31 […]

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Weekly exercise programs run by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City have been found to be beneficial for patients with osteoarthritis. A study shows that these low-cost programs which increased their physical activity also improved their balance, decreased their pain, and reduced the frequency of their falls. Because of these, the patients report that they have an improved quality of life as a result of joining the exercise programs. Osteoarthritis is the principal cause of physical disability in the United States. It is estimated that it affects more than 20% of the adult population, or about 50 […]

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