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Many researchers identify a deep need for a better understanding of the impact of martial arts balance and movement classes:

"It is urgently needed to develop safe, economic, easy-to-learn, and easy to implement rehabilitation exercises for patients"

Effects of Tai Chi and Multimodal Exercise Training on Movement and Balance Function in Mild to Moderate Idiopathic Parkinson Disease

American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Tian-Yu Zhang, BS

Yong, Hu BS

"The mechanism behind therapeutic change (caused by Tai Chi Practice) in motor control and mobility remain less understood and warrant further exploration"

Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

The New England Journal of Medicine

366:6

February 9, 2012

Fuzhong, Li, PhD

Peter Hammer, PhD et. al.

Tai Chi officially supported by the Naitonal Parkinson's Foundation - but no one knows how or why it works ... much more rigorous research needed to study itss effects

Effectiveness of tai chi for Parkinson’s Disease: A critical review

Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

14 (2008) 589 – 594

Myeong Soo Lee

Paul Lam

Edzard Ernst

 

 

"multi-disciplinary cooperation between neurologists, sports physicians, and researchers is paramount."

Neural Mechanisms underlying balance improvement with short term Tai Chi training

Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

18: 7 – 19, 2006

Strawberry K Gatts

Marjorie Hines Woollacott

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