You asked for it! Movement You
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
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
"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