APTA: Tai Chi may improve balance and reduce falls in elderly
Tai chi and the relationship between improved balance and prevention of falls in the elderly: a systematic review
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13 studies were included (10 randomized controlled trials, 2 systematic reviews, 1 meta-analysis) in this systematic review examining the efficacy of Tai Chi in improving balance and reducing number of falls in elderly populations. Results indicated that Tai Chi may improve balance and reduce falls. Effects were maintained regardless of type or form of Tai Chi.
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