I’m often asked which form of tai chi I teach. I’m qualified to teach a number of different Tai Chi for Health programs and enjoy teaching mainly seniors. My class participants often comment on the improvement in their balance and confidence, and their reduction in pain when they are regularly attending classes. There have been a number of studies done that confirm the effectiveness of tai chi in reducing the number of falls experienced by participants. The largest of these studies was conducted in Sydney.
A summary of this study and others are available on the Tai Chi for Health website: http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/the-worlds-largest-fall-prevention-study-2007/
The full text of the world’s largest falls prevention study is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6177086_A_Randomized_Controlled_Trial_of_tai_chi_for_the_Prevention_of_Falls_The_Central_Sydney_tai_chi_Trial