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Volume:15 Issue:1 Number:2 ISSN#:2563-5476
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #13312
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Tai Chi Training Improves Hand Strength, Walking Ability and Balance Outcomes


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OrthoEvidence. Tai Chi Training Improves Hand Strength, Walking Ability and Balance Outcomes. ACE Report. 2021;15(1):2. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/13312

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Effect of Tai Chi on muscle strength, physical endurance, postural balance and flexibility: a systematic review and meta-analysis

2021 Feb 5;7(1): e000817.

Contributing Authors: C Wehner C Blank M Arvandi W Schobersberger

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Synopsis

Twenty-one randomized controlled trials with 2,494 patients were included in this meta-analysis comparing Tai-Chi intervention to control (no form of Tai Chi or treatment; educational sessions, topic discussion; stretching/controlled breathing exercises; psychosocial support therapy; yoga/standard balance; or other classes/activities. Outcomes of interest included strength (i.e. handgrip strength,...

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