Arthritis can leave many people feeling helpless. But there is a safe method to gain mobility without causing any pain or discomfort!
Tai Chi for Arthritis Fall Prevention was designed by team of medical and Tai Chi experts who collaborated to assist anyone affected by this illnesses to access the healing power of Tai Chi, so they may live their lives fully again.
Medical studies have shown this program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for the older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America are giving it their full support.
Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. The program is proven to be effective to prevent falls, that is why health departments around the world have utilized it for this purpose.
How does it work?
Medical authorities agree that suitable exercise for people with arthritis should incorporate components that can improve muscular strength, flexibility, and fitness. Increased muscular strength supports and protects joints, which will reduce pain. Flexibility exercises also help to reduce pain and stiffness, thus improving mobility. Stamina or fitness is important for overall health and proper function of your heart, lungs and muscles.
Tai Chi for Arthritis helps people with arthritis to improve all these and more. It improves balance both mentally and physically thus significantly reduces the rate of fall of the older adults. Additional benefits include improving relaxation, vitality, posture, and immunity.
How does Tai Chi help prevent falling?
Older people are more likely to fall which can cause serious injury. The causes of falls in the elderly include muscle weakness, poor balance and vision, lack of confidence at moving about and the effect of medication. Many studies have shown Tai Chi as being one of the most effective approaches for preventing falls.
It works through improving balance, confidence and muscular strength. In 2000, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in New Zealand, a national government body that has a no-fault policy and compensates all accidents and injuries in the country, realized that prevention is often much cheaper than treatment. Their medical experts recommended using Tai Chi to prevent falls. ACC sponsors Tai Chi around the country as a preventative measure. By 2009, 80% of tai chi taught through ACC was Tai Chi for Arthritis. Different government departments in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia also use this program for falls prevention and health promotion.
Is Tai Chi For Arthritis “Real” Tai Chi?
Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (TCAFP) is based on the traditional Sun style of Tai Chi, which makes it easy to learn, effective and safe. Like the traditional Tai Chi systems, it helps you to improve your flexibility, muscle strength, increases heart/lung activity, posture, improve balance, and it integrates the mind and body.
Thousands of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCAFP program. Many scientific studies have shown that the program relieves pain, improves quality of life and makes people feel better. Medical Studies have also shown the program prevent falls; that is why the Center of Disease Control and Prevention recommends it for this purpose and it is supported by many Arthritis Foundations.
For people with or without arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis is a good way to start your journey to better health. It is an enjoyable and safe set of forms which delivers many health benefits.
Come see for yourself. We offer a free trial class that is geared to your ability and can be performed seated, standing or walking. You’ll learn the skills necessary to relax and perform the Tai Chi movements that can put you on the path to greater mobility and happiness.