Tai Chi

Last weekend I attend a day course exploring the use of Tai Chi exercises in rehabilitation. It has been well documented that modified Tai Chi is helpful for balance and arthritis, being a gentle, safe and modifiable form of exercise.  The course involved learning and practising Tai Chi movements and exploring the potential use in clinical scenarios.  I found that already I have been able to explore some of the principles into my Physio practise. Many of the cornerstones to re-educating movement are also the key movement principles in Tai Chi – focus, posture and alignment, breathing, weight shift and movement starting from the trunk.

About Karen Stevens

Karen Stevens is a physiotherapist and founder of On Balance Physio. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 2001 at the University of Brighton. Since then she has practised in London, New Zealand and Sheffield.

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