Adaptive Sports

Wheelchair Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle exercise that helps maintain strength, flexibility and balance.  Wheelchair Tai Chi incorporates a wide range of movements of torso, waist, back, shoulders, arms and wrists to help promote upper body mobility and internal circulation.

 Video Overview (1:36)  


Demonstration of Wheelchair Tai Chi (5:02)


Benefits of Tai Chi
Tai Chi is said to have exceptional physical and psychological benefits.  Some of these include:

  • Relieves physical effects of stress
  • Promotes deep breathing
  • Reduces bone loss in menopausal women
  • Improves physical strength
  • Helps with arthritis pain
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Enhances mental capacity and concentration
  • Improves balance and stability

Video explores benefits of Tai Chi (6:06)


Additional Resources
Read about the designer of wheelchair Tai Chi (or Tai Ji Quan) – Dr. Zibin Guo.

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