This study aimed to investigate the detraining effects of Tai Chi (TC) on balance ability in single leg stance (SLS). TC, brisk walking (BW), and control (C) groups completed a 16-week intervention and 8-week detraining program. Time and center of pressure trajectory in SLS was tested with pressure plate at baseline, 16th, 24th week. Primary outcome (Time) and secondary outcomes (Lng, Area, D-ap, D-ml) improved significantly at the 16th week in the TC and BW groups. Most outcomes increased significantly at the 24th week compared to the 16th week in the BW group. TC was effective to improve balance ability and maintaining intervention gains and is recommended as an appropriate exercise to prevent falls in the older adults.
Sun, Wei; Song, Qipeng; Zhang, Cui; Shen, Peixin; and Mao, Dewei
"DETRAINING EFFECTS OF TAI CHI ON STATIC BALANCE IN OLDER WOMEN,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 51.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/51