Current Aging Science

Prof. Debomoy K. Lahiri
Department of Psychiatry Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN


A Tai Chi Chuan Training Model to Improve Balance Control in Older Adults

Author(s): Strawberry Gatts.


The first goal of this article is to present nine Tai Chi Chuan training principles and incorporate them into a current model of motor control and motor learning theory. The second goal is to present a Tai Chi Chuan training model. The third goal is to construct a theory as to how Tai Chi Chuan principles may improve balance and motor skills in an aging population. Evidence from the areas of motor control, biomechanics, and human physiology are drawn upon to build a theory of motor skill learning and construct a Tai Chi Chuan training model.

Keywords: Posture control, rehabilitation, intervention, Taiji, aging, motor learning, dual task

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Article Details

Year: 2008
Page: [68 - 70]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1874609810801010068