An integrative review of Tai Chi research: an alternative form of physical activity to improve balance and prevent falls in older adults.

@article{Wooton2010AnIR,
  title={An integrative review of Tai Chi research: an alternative form of physical activity to improve balance and prevent falls in older adults.},
  author={Angela Conrad Wooton},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={108-16; quiz 117-8}
}
The purpose of this integrative review is to analyze the current research literature on Tai Chi (TC) and its potential effect on balance and prevention of falls in older adults. The evidence for improving balance is somewhat conflicting because few research studies identify which balance exercises are effective. The question of how TC achieves improvements in balance remains. To promote functional independence and improve quality of life in the later years of one's life, it is important to… CONTINUE READING

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