Wellness

Tai Chi for Osteoporosis (Winter 2022)

16 classes over course of 8 weeks, meeting Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am - 11am

When

Cost

  • $55 Tuition Fee

Registration

Tai Chi for Osteoporosis

(8 weeks course total of 16 classes)

Pre-requisite: Tai chi for Arthritis" (Beginners) - 6 forms

There are many forms of Tai Chi with significant differences between them. Tai Chi for Osteoporosis is a special program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, a physician and a Tai Chi master, together with his medical and Tai Chi colleagues for people with Osteoporosis. It is easy-to-learn, safe and effective. The program includes warm-up, wind-down, special precautions and a set of 8 forms derived from Yang and Sun style Tai Chi. It helps to strengthen bones, improve balance and improve relaxation.

How does it work?

There are many ways that tai chi helps people with osteoporosis. An excellent study showed tai chi slowed down the loss of bone density approximately three fold. When people with osteoporosis fall they are more likely to sustain a fracture. Many studies have shown that tai chi reduces falls.

People with osteoporosis often have arthritis and loss of function due to age and weakness. Tai chi relieves pain from arthritis, improves balance and the ability to do daily activities. Tai chi helps people feel more relaxed and improves mental strength so they can cope better with their conditions.

Fall prevention

Injury from falling is the major problem of the people with osteoporosis. There are several measures you can take to help to reduce risks of falls; tai chi is one of the most effective measures shown by medical studies to prevent falls. Once you have learnt the set, your instructor will help you to apply tai chi principles in your daily activities to prevent falls.


Please watch the Principles of Tai chi practice as you continue with your tai chi journey


Participation in the any of the ongoing tai chi classes requires an instructor approval

Participants are encouraged to attend all classes and to practice tai chi daily to gain the maximum health benefits of the program. Also, it is recommended that participants consult their physician before participating in a tai chi class.

For any questions, you can email us at lourdestaichi@ascension.org or call the registration line 607-698-6081, leave a message and we will call you back.

  • Shaz Bamasi
    Shaz Bamasi , BSN RN

Please review the refund policy and Class cancellation guidelines and acknowledge agreement with the policy prior to completing your registration. We will no longer accept payments in class. All payments are paid via credit card online