Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance™

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Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB; formally known as Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance) is an evidence-based fall prevention program derived from a contemporary routine known as Simplified 24-Form Tai Ji Quan (pronounced tye gee chuwan). TJQMBB consists of an 8-form core with built-in practice variations and a subroutine of Tai Ji Quan - Mini Therapeutic MovementsTM, which, collectively, comprise a set of functional Tai Ji Quan exercises. TJQMBB represents a substantive enhancement of traditional Tai Ji Quan training and performance as it transforms martial arts movements into a therapeutic regimen aimed at improving postural stability, awareness, and mindful control of body positioning in space, functional walking, movement symmetry and coordination, range of motion around the ankle and hip joints, and lower-extremity muscle strength.

Chair Program is now available for those who cannot stand.

Program Objectives
To improve strength, balance, mobility and daily functioning, and prevent falls in older adults and individuals with balance disorders.

Intended Target Population

  • The primary focus is on community-dwelling older adults and people with a history of falls, balance disorders, leg muscle weakness, abnormal gait, or walking difficulty.
  • The program is able to accommodate people with a mild level of mobility difficulty (e.g., people who are occasional cane users).

Target Health Outcomes
Expected outcomes: Consistent class attendance (at least 70% of available class sessions) is expected to result in improvement in balance and mobility and reductions in the incidence of falls.

Training Protocol
Each Monday and Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Church Gathering Space

 

Contact

Marilyn Seiler

(405) 340-0691 x197

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