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Tai Chi for Rehabilitation

With guest speaker, Paul Lam, MD
Director, Tai Chi for Health Institute

Tai chi was created based on nature and harmony. The gentle flowing movements contain inner power that strengthens the body, improves mental balance, and brings better health and harmony to people’s lives. Nowadays, tai chi is practised in every corner of the world for health improvement. And for good reasons. Scientific studies show that tai chi improves and possibly prevents chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. In addition, it improves balance, immunity and reduces stress.


  1. Acquire and describe basic knowledge of Tai Chi
  2. Explain how Tai Chi helps rehabilitation practice and scientific studies
  3. Demonstrate how to refer patients to Tai Chi appropriately
  4. Explore how to apply Tai Chi to part of therapists’ work


Paul Lam, MD, is a family physician, tai chi expert and lecturer of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement. He has trained more than two thousand tai chi instructors around the world. Dr. Lam has composed several Tai Chi for Health programs that have helped to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Scientific studies have shown the programs improve health and quality of life, for this reason organisations including CDC, the Arthritis Foundation of America, Australia, and UK support the programs. Dr Lam has written four books: Overcoming Arthritis, Tai Chi for Diabetes; Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms and Teaching Tai Chi Effectively.