Tai Chi effective in reducing falls in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Source: New England Journal of Medicine,  2012  366(6) p. 511-9

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: February 2012

Publication type: Radomized controlled trial

In a nutshell:  In this RCT, tai chi was found to be more effective than resistance-training or stretching programs in improving the postural stability of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Tai chi also was more effective than the stretching program in reducing the number of falls.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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