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Tai Chi at Brighton East

By March 3, 2015 No Comments

Tai Chi

Platinum Physio are excited to announce a new term of Tai Chi, run by Physiotherapist

Adrienne Wright, in the newly built facilities at our East Brighton Clinic.

The term will consist of Tai Chi exercises from the Paul Lam Osteoperosis, Arthritis and Qi

Gong repertoire, running from February 27 to May 28 2015, at 1pm on Fridays.

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is an internal art that integrates mind and body, derived from the Chinese martial

arts.

There are many forms of Tai Chi with significant differences between them. The Tai Chi

forms developed by Dr. Paul Lam have been developed to address particular health issues,

with an emphasis on slow, gentle movements, the ability to shift one’s weight, and balance.

What are the benefits of Tai Chi?

Numerous studies have shown that Tai Chi works to improve muscular strength, flexibility,

fitness and balance. Muscle strength is important for supporting and protecting joints and is

essential for normal physical function. Flexibility enables people to move easier, as well as

facilitating circulation and enhancing healing.

Fitness is important for overall functioning of

the heart, lungs and muscles. Balance and falls prevention are addressed by emphasizing

the importance of weight transfer. In addition to the physical benefits, Tai Chi promotes

relaxation, as well as aiding in concentration and memory.

Who can participate in Tai Chi?

Tai Chi consists of fluid, gentle movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo. It is easy to

learn, safe and effective, can be practised almost anywhere and is a suitable form of

exercise for just about anyone. A reasonable level of standing balance is required, however

a chair can be used for added support if necessary.

How can I get involved in Tai Chi?

Call us on 03 8554 0111 to book yourself a spot in the class. If you’ve not

seen one of our Physiotherapists before, please organize to have a brief assessment

prior to participating in your first class.