Collapsing Kyphosis

How do Qigong and Tai Chi aid in severe posture dysfunction? Welcome to this month’s IRQTC Q&A newsletter and thank you to all who have e-mailed and asked questions this past month.  This month’s question comes from Mary Moisan, a PT practicing in Maine.  Below is...

Can you do Tai Chi in the water?

This is such a wonderful question posed by Kim Hansen, a PTA from Phoenix, Arizona.  While I personally don’t have access to a pool for patient use, Tai Chi can certainly be performed in the water, which can also highlight more subtle aspects of the practice.  For...

Reps, Sets, and Time

How many times do clients perform each Tai Chi gesture? This question is asked at almost every training and frequently in email exchanges with rehab professionals out in the world.  It is an excellent question and shines some light on how we traditionally think about...

Lymph Flow?

How do Qigong and Tai Chi help lymph flow? This question comes from Brenda who practices as a physical therapist in New Hampshire and points to some of the “hidden” benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi practice. The lymph system is the body’s primary detoxification system...

Can you do too much Tai Chi?

This question commonly comes up at the end of full day trainings when beginning Tai Chi students sometimes find themselves with aching legs and backs.  “I thought this was supposed to be good for me!” is a common refrain. I often think of Tai Chi like water; too...

Qigong vs. Tai Chi?

Question from David, PT, Indiana Surprise!  We are adding a Q&A newsletter to our monthly offerings.  This months question comes from David, a physical therapist in Indiana.  “What is the difference between Qigong and Tai Chi?” This is a common question and...