Welcome to this month’s IRQTC training tips newsletter where we will focus on transitioning from sitting to standing using Tai Chi principles. Often rehabilitation clients present with good sitting balance, however their standing function is unsafe. Is practicing Tai Chi in sitting useful for these clients and if so, how do we help to safely transition these people into upright postures?

Practicing Tai Chi sitting is an excellent and safe way to improve foundation skills and principles, however many therapeutic professionals, including myself, fall into the trap that standing practice is better than sitting. This thought pattern could cause us to rush clients into standing before they have the foundation skills to be safe, resulting in protective and dysfunctional compensatory responses. Bridging the sit to stand gap and developing strength when upright is easy when applying Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi principles, just click on the video link to learn more!

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Be well,

Brian Signature