Falls and fall injuries among older adults are common. Exercise interventions are a safe and effective way to reduce falls. Tai chi is a form of exercise therapy aimed at improving postural control, sensory integration and anticipatory control. In recent years, tai chi has already been shown to reduce the number of falls in older adults, compared to a control intervention. Recently, an American study reported that tai chi is also more effective than conventional exercise programme in reducing the number of falls. Implementation of tai chi in daily practice may be an effective solution for an important health problem.
|Translated title of the contribution||Tai chi reduces the number of falls|
|Journal||Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Feb 2019|