Tai chi, a balance-based exercise, is one non-pharmaceutical therapy which has been studied in patients with Parkinson’s disease. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that Tai Chi may improve balance and prevent falls among people with Parkinson’s disease.
The class is for beginners and is $40 for 10 weeks.
East Leonard Medical Complex 2680 Leonard St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Classes meet every Monday, from 7:00pm until 8:00pm.
For more information contact Ruth Kizer 616-866-4256 or Brenda Schroeder 616-866-1205 or 616-450-8944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class is led by Cathy Harro, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, Grand Valley State University.
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS) 301 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The class meets EVERY MONDAY during the school year from 4:30pm until 5:45pm.
There is an approval process: Contact Cathy at 616-331-5974 and she will follow up with you with an evaluation/screening appointment as well as describing the level of activity. There is no charge and both men and women may participate. A doctor’s approval is required.