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Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook 

Pages: 60.
Designed to complement the Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD.

Supported by many Arthritis Foundations worldwide.

The Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook (previously published as Tai Chi for Arthritis Handbook) assumes you are learning the Program from an instructor or by studying the instructional DVD. It is designed to assist you with your practice. The handbook provides a handy summary of all movements with photographs and instructions. The Warm Up and Wind Down Exercises and the Qigong Exercise are also included.

Also Includes:
Additional information about tai chi, Qigong, arthritis and how to improve your tai chi. Towards the back of the handbook you can learn more about the essential principles of tai chi and resources about arthritis.

Introduction

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have discovered the benefits of the Tai Chi for Arthritis Program. Created by Dr. Paul Lam and his team, the Tai Chi for Arthritis Program is supported by Arthritis Foundations and Societies throughout the world. People with arthritis have been learning the Program at classes led by authorised instructors or at home from the self-learning DVD. Either way, the key to long-term gains is regular and committed practice.

This is where the recently published Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook fits in. With clear photographs of Dr. Paul Lam demonstrating the movements, the handbook is designed to assist both beginner and experienced students in their practice. It can be used in conjunction with classes or the self-teaching video. As well as providing a useful reminder of all the moves, the handbook has information about tai chi, exercise and arthritis, and advice on how to practice tai chi safely and effectively. The design of the handbook is mindful of older people and people with arthritis; it is light, easy to handle, clear to read and stays open in one position.

Phillip Hopkins, chief executive office of Arthritis Foundation of NSW commented on how the handbook will make a very useful companion to the Tai Chi for Arthritis video. Both are available from the Arthritis Foundation in each state in Australia.

Customer Comments

I am a geriatric nurse practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania. I am currently managing a research project for fall prevention in the inner city elderly. I previewed several videos on tai chi, including the one used for the study done in Atlanta that showed the effectiveness of tai chi for fall prevention. I found that the videos by Dr. Lam were the most helpful by far. They are the next best thing to having a teacher in the room with you! Dr. Lam"s extensive experience enables him to point out areas that are difficult for many students. I highly recommend these videos for self learning."
- Bill Edwards, Pennsylvania USA

"...We are doing the tai chi forms for the first time, and we love it. We became interested because my aunt, who lives in Washington, has been practicing it for some time. She is 88 years old,very healthy and still very active...The reason we ordered again is that my sisters and a sister-in-law in Peru are interested in starting the exercises too, so we are going to send them the videos."
- Gladys Aparicio

"I am a forty eight year old Nurse and after having a healthy and active life style I was diagnosed as having Rheumatoid Arthritis five years ago. Since then I’ve tried numerous Anti-inflammatory drugs, Arthritis diet, exercise and even Yoga, but I was still in constant pain and was limping quite badly. Sometimes I couldn’t even lift a cup of coffee or dry myself after a shower in the morning because my joints were so painful. It was so bad that I either had to take days off work or take regular pain killers before I went to work. This was starting to get me down as the side effects of the medications were starting to effect my personality and I wasn’t feeling quite myself. I became very depressed, irritable and unsociable.

Just over a year ago I heard about your tai chi classes through the Arthritis Foundation and immediately enrolled. Within a few weeks I noticed the difference. This was one class I was looking forward to attending every week as I was actually enjoying doing tai chi because it was such a gentle form of exercise... Since taking up tai chi I noticed I’ve become much more flexible and not limping anymore and above all, I rarely need to take pain killers."
- Name withheld upon request

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  1. Excellent resource and packed with great info.! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Nov 2023

    Very informative and makes a great companion to the dvd set!
    A great assist for instructors!

  2. Excellent resource for class prep. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Sep 2023

    Being a newly certified TCA instructor this handbook is an excellent resource for before class prep and planning. Some students will ask about the health benefits of Tai Chi and having that list on page 9 provides factual information. Also the guide for Tai Chi practice on page 13 is great advice for students to use for home practice. Using the description of the 6 basic movements before a session is invaluable so as to insure proper demonstration of each move. Not being an experienced author, I find it a little difficult to truly explain the value of this publication. Dr. Lam thank you for time an effort put in to produce this wonderful handbook.

  3. Simple and concise 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Sep 2023

    Great little handbook to refer to. Everything you need to know laid out in a compressed, but informative way.
    Thanks a bunch Dr. Lam.

  4. Very useful addition to class 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jun 2023

    I checked in with my students and they all wanted copies to reference at home. So we order enough for all of them.
    I particularly pointed out to them the discussion of the principles at the back of the text. With those guidelines they can get more out of practice at home.

    This is a superior guide for anyone learning the form.

  5. Tai Chi for arthritis is just what I needed. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2023

    Dealing with my moderate arthritis has been difficult due to constant joint pain. After only a couple of months using the first CD , I find myself taking less medication, have less joint pain and believe my balance has improved. As I learn new forms, I am getting excited about what this form of exercise will do to my physical and mental health as I continue with the Tai Chi journey that Dr. Lam has presented. Thank you.

  6. Great Training Tool 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2023

    This will be a great book to give our participants after they complete our class to encourage them to continue on their own.

  7. Great Graphics 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2023

    This handbook is very well done. It is well put together. Includes pictures of all the moves and is very useful when you need a reminder. The informative pages in the front are short but have all the info needed to give a synopsis of the program.

  8. Great photos to help recall the right form 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Mar 2022

    Very helpful for me to learn the forms, and recall the steps I have learned from the video!

  9. easy to use reference 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Sep 2021

    This small reference book will help me to teach in a clear, concise way. Thank you!

  10. Excellent Training Methodology 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Aug 2021

    Thank you Dr Lam for an amazing job to bring "life" to the lessons!
    The content is relevant and memorable through the repetition and practice. The devotion, quality and professionalism of all participants is evident and gives depth to the learning of the forms and objectives.

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