Free online Tai Chi for Fall Prevention course begins Jan. 9

December 19, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Michigan Medicine, in conjunction with Michigan State University Extension, is teaming up to offer a free online Tai Chi for Fall Prevention course. 

This series is led by a certified instructor of Tai Chi for Fall Prevention and is free to all participants. Paul Lam, a retired family physician and tai chi master, designed the course.

Lam led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this program with special features that make it easy to learn and is designed to reduce the fear of falling and improve overall balance. This research and evidence-based set of tai chi has shown to improve muscular strength, flexibility, balance and stress reduction. 

The Tai Chi for Fall Prevention is based on Sun style tai chi and incorporates basic/advanced moves, warm-up, cool down, and energizing qigong moves throughout the set.  

The course will run Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. via Zoom, beginning Jan. 9 and ending March 1, 2023. 

It will help participants:

  • Increase strength
  • Increase balance and posture
  • Prevent falls
  • Improve mind, body and spirit
  • Reduce stress and increases relaxation

Modifications will be provided for those who want to attend seated or standing. 

This program is targeted to help older adults and older adults with disabilities at risk for fall stay active. Go to Older Adult Safety and Fall Prevention | Trauma Burn Center to register.  For more information or help to register contact; Kristy Brown at kribro@umich.edu.

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