Tai Chi improves standing balance control under reduced or conflicting sensory conditions.

@article{Tsang2004TaiCI,
  title={Tai Chi improves standing balance control under reduced or conflicting sensory conditions.},
  author={William W. N. Tsang and Vivian S Wong and Siu Ngor Fu and Christina W. Y. Hui-Chan},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2004},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={129-37}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of long-term Tai Chi practice on balance control when healthy elderly Tai Chi practitioners stood under reduced or conflicting somatosensory, visual, and vestibular conditions, as compared with healthy elderly non-Tai Chi practitioners and young subjects. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING University-based rehabilitation center in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS Twenty elderly Tai Chi practitioners (mean experience +/- standard deviation, 7.2+/-7.2 y) were… CONTINUE READING