Have you been waiting for a beginner’s class in Tai Chi for Fall Prevention?

May 10, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

All Michigan Medicine team members – and those in the community – are invited to a free online class that offers tai chi for fall prevention.

The course will be offered via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 13 through Aug. 3.

The course is designed to: 

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

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

This program is offered by Michigan Medicine in conjunction with Michigan State University Extension. It is targeted to help older adults and older adults with disabilities at risk for fall stay active.

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