Complexity-Based Measures Inform Effects of Tai Chi Training on Standing Postural Control: Cross-Sectional and Randomized Trial Studies

“Diminished control of standing balance, traditionally indicated by greater postural sway magnitude and speed, is associated with falls in older adults. Tai Chi (TC) is a multisystem intervention that reduces fall risk, yet its impact on sway measures vary considerably…

Long- and short-term TC training were positively associated with physical function.”

WWayne PM, Gow BJ, Costa MD., et al. Complexity-based measures inform effects of tai chi training on standing postural control: cross-sectional and randomized trial studies. PLoS One. 2014;9(12):e114731