Tai Chi for Movement Disorders

Tai Chi for Movement Disorders

Starts September 11, 2017 - Ends November 13, 2017
12:30 - 1:25 PM

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Cost: $99 for Bender JCC Members | $149 for General Public

Strengthen Muscles & Improve Balance

Walking is a complex movement in and of itself. Fall risk increases when you add in absence of movement (akinesia, freezing), slow movement (bradykinesia), rest tremor, rigidity, dystonia and other complications that present from diseases which cause movement disorders.

Standing balance can be lost, step alignment can be impaired, sideways or back & forth rocking can impair the gait. Weakness of muscles can complicate involuntary & voluntary defects in muscle movement.

This class uses Tai Chi to improve balance and gait for participants who suffer specifically from Parkinson’s, MS or have other movement related concerns.

For more information and to sign up, please contact Rachel Ossman at: 301-348-3710 or rossman@benderjccgw.org.