TAi chi for health
Both Deniz and Laurie are Certified Instructors with the Tai Chi for Health Institute and are on the board of instructors qualified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention. These programmes are evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programmes that aim to increase the physical activity and help to manage Arthritis and reduce the risk of falls and injury in older adults.
This simplified Sun Style Tai Chi form, as adapted by Dr. Paul Lam from the Tai Chi for Health Institute, is specifically designed for older adults and Arthritis sufferers (including Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus, plus the ever-increasing number of arthritic conditions), by helping to improve the individual's suppleness, balance, mobility, and strength. The programme improves the fitness level and well-being of older adults and Arthritis sufferers by empowering them to make positive lifestyle changes and take control of their personal health.
Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician in Sydney, Australia, has been a passionate teacher and leader in the field of Tai Chi for health improvement since 1976. In 1998, he worked with a team of Tai Chi and medical specialists to create the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention programme. This programme is supported by health foundations and associations around the world, including Arthritis Care UK, National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most recently has been awarded the HRH The Prince of Wales Award for Integrated Approaches to Care, a Nursing Times Award, affectionately known as the Oscars of Nursing, the most respected awards in the nursing and healthcare sector. Further medical-studies have shown this programme's effectiveness to improve individuals' health and quality of life.
Visit the Tai Chi for Health website for more information on How it Works?
Classes will start soon in Norwich and Poringland. Please get in touch to register your interest.