Tai Chi for Knee Health - Clinical Gait Analysis shows Tai Chi as low impact exercise
Chris Cinnamon - Chicag Tai Chi
Published on 13 Jul 2016
Chicago Tai Chi Instructor Chris Cinnamon reports on a Tai Chi experiment he conducted in the UIC Biomechanics Lab comparing the impact of Tai Chi compared to normal gait. The surprising results support how Tai Chi can benefit knee health, especially for those with knee osteoarthritis.
Tai Chi found to be as effective as physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
Both Tai Chi and physical therapy positively impact pain, function and other symptoms of knee osteoarthritis – making Tai Chi a viable treatment alternative for people suffering with the degenerative disease, according to new research.
Comparative effectiveness of tai chi versus physical therapy in treating knee osteoarthritis
A Randomized, Single-Blind Trial
C. Wang, M. Iversen, T. McAlindon1, W.F. Harvey, J. Wong, R. Fielding, J. Driban1, L.L. Price, C. Schmid
Background Knee osteoarthritis (OA) causes long-term pain and few medical remedies effectively influence the course of the disease. Our previous work demonstrated that Tai Chi can improve both physical and psychological health among patients with chronic pain conditions (1).
Objectives This study is the first randomized, single-blind trial of Tai Chi versus a standard Physical Therapy regimen for patients with symptomatic and radiographic Knee OA.