Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention - San Diego CA
Registration closes June 1, 2023 @12:00pm or once 35 people have registered.
June 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm America/San Diego
The Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Program was recommended by CDC and is evidenced based. This program has tai chi principles for improving health and wellness, as well as proven effective for fall prevention. In addition to established manuals and consistent instructor training world-wide, the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention program is evidence based. The following are several examples. Similar to other western countries, the New South Wales Health Department of Australia experiences high costs related to injuries due to falls—far higher than from injuries of any other source including road trauma.iv In 2001, the Department funded the world’s largest fall prevention study in a community setting. The majority of participants were taught the Tai Chi for Arthritis program. This study found that recurring falls were reduced by nearly 70%. It also found that building confidence—a fundamental component of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program—correlates closely to the reduced rate of falling. This study was one of the two listed on the CDC official site as evidence of tai chi preventing falls. In addition to the New South Wales Health Department, the Aged Care Department in Victoria, the South Australia Health Department, among others around the world, have funded training for Tai Chi for Arthritis programs.