Eastern movement therapies

Author: Farrell SJ//Ross AD//Sehgal KV
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, USA
Conference/Journal: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am
Date published: 1999
Other: Volume ID: 10 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 617-29 , Word Count: 83

Tai chi, qigong, and yoga represent a class of exercise that differs from the routine strengthening and stretching programs currently employed in physical medicine. These techniques incorporate a 'mind-body' approach to the rehabilitation of disorders commonly seen by physical medicine and rehabilitation clinicians. Research into the efficacy of these techniques clearly is in the beginning stages. What little has been conducted thus far is promising. These methods may serve to add valuable contributions to the continuity of care of ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients.