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Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook


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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.


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. Great for student 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Oct 2018

    Instructions are clear and concise and the pictures help my students to learn to follow in my class as well as practice at
    home. They all appreciate having the book.

  2. Excellent Description and photos 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jun 2018

    My students have asked for handouts and I recommended this book and they love it. The photos are great and the explanations very clear. Really is a great assistant.

  3. very good book 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th May 2018

    The book is very useful to refresh your practice and builds

    confidence in all forms by using the step wise method..

  4. Excellent pocket guide 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th May 2018

    I really like this book. I take it everywhere with me and when I have a few spare moments, I review the steps/hand motions. It has been invaluable in helping me help my participants in the classes. I also use it as a guide to give to students who have difficulty remembering the steps. This book breaks the hand and foot movements down very succinctly and is very easy to read and understand. Thank you Dr. Lam!

  5. Must Have for New Teachers 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2018

    As a new Teacher of TCA, this book is an excellent reference to guide my lesson planning. The illustrated forms, are a visual reference when the CD is not available.

  6. Give Book to New Students 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jan 2018

    I have probably given 30 or more copies of this book to my new students. It is short and concise but still provides a lot of good information about Tai Chi as well as excellent pictures of the forms.

  7. Great pocket tesource for instructors and students of tai chi for arthritis 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Nov 2017

    One of the most common fears that students express is that they can’t remember the details or sequence of movements of the TCA form. They love this modestly priced Handbook, with pictures detailed enough to help them practice doing movements correctly during practice outside of class . The Handbook also includes a clear, succinct presentation of the important principles of Tai Chi as well as a summary of research regarding the benefits of playing Tai Chi. It is a great quick reference for both students and instructors.

  8. wouldnt be without it. clarity is great and helpful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Nov 2017

    Very helpful as I’ve just joined a Tai Chi for arthritis class and need this help to practice at home.

  9. Great Loaner and break material 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Sep 2017

    this is an awesome portable book to use when summarizing the TCAFP for new people, loaning it out to build confidence in what you have shown them,.


  10. Excellent Back-Up to DVD 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Aug 2017

    I have learned and refreshed my practice of Tai Chi using the Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD. The Handbook is a light weight support to my use of the DVD when I am traveling and don't have access to a DVD player.

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