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Effect of tai chi exercise on proprioception of ankle and knee joints in old people

Objectives: To assess if tai chi, a traditional Chinese form of exercise, could improve proprioception in old people and if the effects of tai chi on proprioception are more evident than other exercise forms in the elderly.

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Tai Chi For Elders: Improving Balance And Reducing The Risk Of Falls

Thirty-percent of ambulatory seniors over the age of 65 living in a community fall every year. Another 50% of the same age group living in long-term care facilities suffer from at least one fall annually. One in 10 of these falls in turn results in a fracture.1 Falls represent the leading cause of death for people over 65 and the number of fall-related deaths continues to increase with every passing year.

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