Tai Chi for Arthritis Beginners - Wed 9.30am - Nth Fremantle

Event Date
13th Feb 2019 to 3rd Apr 2019
Time
9.30am - 10.30am
Duration
1 hour/week for 8 weeks
Registration Closing Date
6th Feb 2019
Venue Information

North Fremantle Community Centre

2 Thompson Rd, North Fremantle

Contact

9388 2199
general@arthritiswa.org.au
Registration
Discounted Online Price $85.00 ea

Event Description

Tai Chi for Arthritis

*Registration opens 9am on 26 November.  The movements of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program have been specifically designed to be safe for people with arthritis.  Beginners and those with tai chi experience are welcome. 

Event Information

Created in 1977 by Dr Paul Lam with a team of tai chi and medical experts, the program involves 12 positions that are designed to be safe and beneficial for people with arthritis.  The slow graceful movements help to prevent injury, build muscle strength and calm the mind. 

Tai chi can be suitable for people with arthritis of any age and fitness level if:

  • the form of tai chi involves slow, gentle movements that are suitable for people with arthritis
  • you can work at your own level and pace during the class
  • you learn from a qualified instructor who:
    • understands arthritis
    • ensures the movements are safe for you and your ability
    • shows you how to change or adapt the movements if they are causing pain or discomfort.