Tai Chi as a method of fall prevention in the elderly

Author: Kessenich CR
Husson College in Bangor, Maine, USA
Conference/Journal: Orthop Nurs
Date published: 1998
Other: Volume ID: 17 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 27-9 , Special Notes: Review , Word Count: 69

Falls often lead to the fracture of bones in the elderly population. Fall incidence is increasing with the concomitant rise in the elderly population. Recently, some nontraditional methods of fall prevention have been explored. This article provides some background information about the ancient practice of Tai Chi as well as a brief review of the current literature exploring the effectiveness of Tai Chi in health promotion and fall prevention.