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Analysis of static and dynamic balance in healthy elderly practitioners of Tai Chi Chuan versus ballroom dancing.

Authors
  • Rahal, Miguel Antônio
  • Alonso, Angélica Castilho
  • Andrusaitis, Felix Ricardo
  • Rodrigues, Thuam Silva
  • Speciali, Danielli Souza
  • Greve, Júlia Maria D Andréa
  • Leme, Luiz Eugênio Garcez
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinics
Publisher
Fundacao Faculdade de Medicina
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2015
Volume
70
Issue
3
Pages
157–161
Identifiers
DOI: 10.6061/clinics/2015(03)01
PMID: 26017644
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The elderly individuals who practiced Tai Chi Chuan had better bilateral balance with eyes open on both types of surfaces compared with the Dance Group. The Dance Group had better unilateral postural balance with eyes closed. The Tai Chi Chuan Group had faster walking speeds, shorter transfer times, and better postural balance in the final standing position during the Sit-to-stand Test.

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