- Tai Chi for Enhancing Motor and Cognitive Function in Parkinson's disease
Tai Chi is a gentle, meditative exercise that involves simple body movements and focused breathing to calm, strengthen, and focus the body and mind.
Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups.
• Group 1 will take part in a 6-month Tai Chi training program that will meet twice a week at Boston Medical Center, located at 840 Harrison Ave.
• Group 2 will continue with usual medical care and will be offered a free 3-month course of Tai Chi at the end of the study.
All participants will come to the Motion Analysis Lab at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital 3 times over the course of the 6 month period to answer questions about your health and perform a series of physical tests. You may earn up to $250 for completing the study.
You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:
• Are between the ages of 40-75
• Have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease within the last 10 years
• Are able to walk without an assistive device
• Have limited or no prior Tai Chi experience
If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more about it, please contact Kamila Osypiuk at 617-525-8738 or firstname.lastname@example.org