Optional Side Support, Walker Support, and Seated Versions Book|
For personal practice, tai chi instructors and health professionals
Tricia Yu, MA and Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc
160 pages, full color, Illustrated ©Tricia Yu 2015
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The Tai Chi Fundamentals® Adapted Program is designed to make tai chi accessible to people of all ages and abilities, and features versions for use with optional chair support, walker support, and when seated.
This book is an ideal resource for personal home use as well as for community and senior centers, independent and assisted living facilities, long-term care, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation facilities, home health or anywhere where people wish to exercise with support when needed.
This clear, beautifully presented book provides an introduction to tai chi, its mind body principles and guidelines for practice Includes detailed descriptions and photographs for all three versions, ideas for learning and teaching tai chi, mind/body skills, tai chi as evidence-based practice, biomechanical analysis, applications for rehabilitation, examination and treatment.
Reviews of Tai Chi Fundamentals Adapted Program
"Tricia Yu's . . . earlier landmark book, Tai Chi Fundamentals, was instrumental in catalyzing the integration of Tai Chi practice and principles into physical therapy and rehabilitation programs worldwide . . . [Tai Chi Fundamentals Adapted Program] is destined to become another widely used landmark program." - Peter Wayne, PhD, Research Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Author, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi
Tricia Yu is dedicated to making Tai Chi accessible to people with a wide range of abilities. I highly recommend this book for experienced Tai Chi instructors teaching students with limited mobility. - Tai Chi Grandmaster William C. C. Chen, Author, Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Ch'uan
. . . Tai Chi has been constructively and rationally advocated by Tricia Yu
and Kristi Hallisy, and acknowledged by their vast numbers of students
and practitioners. This companion text provides materials that complement their Tai Chi Fundamentals [and] should not only guide prospective users but inspire them as well. - Steven L. Wolf, Ph.D., FAPTA, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
As a physical therapist who has incorporated Tricia's and Kristine's approach to tai chi in my teaching of courses for physical therapists, . . .
I know practitioners will find that this book . . . will meet the needs of many of our patients and clients through a challenging, yet fun-filled satisfying movement experience. - Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, DSc (hon), GCS, CSCS, CEEAA, FAPTA. Professor of Physical Therapy, New York University, Immediate Past-President World Confederation for Physical Therapy
This is the most all-inclusive program for Tai Chi I have found for individuals that require adaptive techniques or external support . . . I highly recommend this book. - Marcella McGee OTD, OTR/L, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, specializing in skilled therapy, falls prevention, and adaptive sports
Tai Chi Fundamentals Adapted Program is an outstanding resource . . . describes a safe, well-structured, medically sound tai chi program. The curriculum is organized in a motor skill progression and includes sufficient detail that readers will find easy to follow. The adapted program is true to the core principles of tai chi in providing benefits to both mind and body. - Jeffrey J. Sacks, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention