Demonstrators show Randolph seniors benefits of tai chi – Wicked Local Randolph

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The Randolph Senior Center recently partnered with Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance for a presentation on the benefits of tai chi to help improve balance and prevent falls.

Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance is a South Shore practice specializing in comprehensive treatment in orthopedic, spine and sports medicine specialties.

Presenters Katy Mercurio and Meghan Harrington addressed the many merits of Tai Chi, a soft martial arts discipline based on the principles of yin and yang.

Mercurio and Harrington demonstrated the ancient Chinese practice which involves soft, slow movements in opposite directions to increase strength and improve flexibility and concentration. Core principals of Tai Chi include upright posture, coordinated breathing, weight shifting, and slow, fluid, rounded movements. The measured, smooth and continuous movements help strengthen the internal muscles that support and bolster the spine. In addition to physical benefits, Tai Chi can calm the mind.

Tai Chi is a moving form of meditation that when incorporated into an exercise program can help reduce the risk of falls, particularly for the geriatric population, said Eric Edelman, owner of Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance.

For information, visit http://peaktherapy.com.

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