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Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook


Product Description

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 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. Excellent resource and addition to the video! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jul 2021

    The pictures with the explanation underneath help me understand the movement more clearly

  5. Excellent teaching tool! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2021

    These products did a great job in teaching Tai Chi for new instructors. I learned so much from them and feel more prepared for the stage 2 class.

  6. Tai Chi handbook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Mar 2020

    Our older adult residents prefer having a take home book to study as opposed to using the DVD's.

  7. Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2019

    This handbook is very informative and useful. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and the illustrations follow the DVD.

  8. Great Companion 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jun 2019

    This book along with the music CD was purchased as a set for our Tai Chi completers. We primarily teach Tai Chi to older adults as an 8-week series. The book provides essential information that can be shared with their family, friends, even health care professional about benefits of Tai Chi. Since the moves are included in the book, this is a useful tool for remembering the routine and continuing Tai Chi long-term after the 8-week session is complete.

  9. Useful Aid 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2019

    I purchased the Tai Chi for Arthritis Handbook for my students. They love it.
    Most of my students have a difficult time memorizing the moves, but the book has been very helpful.
    It is compact and easy for them to follow.
    Now that we are learning Part 2, I am hoping that you plan on publishing a similar book for Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2.
    Thank you for creating the tai chi programs for adults who have arthritis and other ailments.

  10. Great resource 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jan 2019

    I ordered the handbook based on a recommendation from the Master Trainer at a recertification training. As the Tai Chi for Arthritis instructor, the handbook pictures with description of the warm up, movements, and cool down make great handouts so that the older adult students can practice at home. It also provides me with information about Tai Chi that I can share with the class.

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