Each week, more than 30,000 Americans over the age of 65 are seriously injured by falling, and nearly 250 die from their injuries, according to the National Safety Council. Of those who do survive falling, 20-30 percent experience debilitating injuries that affect them the rest of their lives.
Regular practice at home using Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance Student Learning Guidebook and DVD can result in achieving the functional outcomes which measure improvements in balance, or a reduced risk of falling:
Functional outcomes for CDC’s Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance therapeutic tai chi for fall prevention program include better movement excursion and control, and consistent, steady walking patterns: improved postural stability
improved control of body positioning
improved gait initiation
improved movement symmetry and coordination
improved lower extremity strength
Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance Student Learning Guidebook and DVD
CDC’s Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance is designed to improve older adults’ balance. Practice has been shown reduce your chances of falling, and help you improve and maintain your mobility, functional independence, and quality of life well into your later years.
This Student Learning Guidebook and DVD provide the detailed information you need to plan your program (including a protocol for Parkinson’s) and weekly classes:
Weekly planner (workbook)
Extensive photo demonstration
Detailed written instructions
Supporting DVD video
This is the CDC’s Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance program student learning guidebook , compiled from original research materials, revised 2011 with much more detail and better organization. This new 65 page guide is available in Soft Cover black and white $29.99.