Tai Chi Therapy For Pain & Stiffness
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a slow and gentle way of moving based on an ancient Chinese martial art that integrates the mind and body. It is evidence-based, meaning research has proven that it helps reduce pain and improve balance, strength, confidence and general health, especially in chronic health conditions. There are many styles of Tai Chi with a variety of difficulty levels. Dr Paul Lam, a Sydney GP convinced of the health benefits of Tai Chi, has modified the most gentle style into a form that almost everyone can do. In fact, his two major rules are to have fun and stay safe.
Managing Arthritis Pain
Pain, whether from an arthritis flare, an operation or a chronic health condition can stop you from being normally physically active and when you don’t ‘move it you lose it’. Gradually getting stiffer and weaker, eventually, you find you have difficulty getting out of a chair, going upstairs, going for a walk or doing other activities you enjoy. This, in turn, can make you unsteady on your feet. Research has shown that walking outside or the fear of falling both double your risk of actually falling over. This ultimately puts limits on your lifestyle.
Most people are aware that regular physical activity has wide-ranging health benefits but putting it into practice is another challenge entirely. It’s difficult to find the time, the place, the people or the right type of exercise that’s not too difficult or too boring! We’re here to help.
Tai Chi For Arthritis & Falls Prevention
We have physiotherapists trained in Dr Lam’s Tai Chi style – specifically Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention. So if you would like to learn to enjoy better balance, movement and general health join our Tai Chi classes.