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 […]Continue reading Tai Chi for Stroke Patients
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