Tai Chi is safe and is suitable for everyone, male or female, young or old, unfit or super-fit, people with or without a disability.
To gain an understanding of:
• The basic principles of Tai Chi
• The benefits and research evidence for Tai Chi for health and rehabilitation
• How to adapt and integrate Tai Chi Exercises (seated and standing) into clinical practice for rehabilitation of both individual or group treatments.
With regular practice research has shown that Tai Chi may help:
- Improve aerobic capacity
- Control and reduce pain
- Increase flexibility
- Strengthen tendons, bones and muscles
- Enhance the body’s immune system
- Reduce blood pressure
- Improve balance
- Reduce the risk and rate of falls
- Improve cardiovascular performance
- Improve sleep
- Improve quality of life
- Reduce depression and anxiety
- Improve physical and psychological function
It is excellent in the rehabilitation of many conditions such as –
- Neurological conditions – Stroke, Brain Injury, Parkinsons’s Disease, MS.
- Falls prevention in Elderly Care
- Cardiac Rehab – Chronic Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Disease
- Pulmonary Rehab – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma.
- Rheumatology – Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis
- Oncology and Palliative care
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Illness – Depression
- Bariatrics – Weight control
The skills learned in Tai Chi can also be used in sports to improve performance