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123 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106

215-627-3782

The Healing Arts Center provides everything you need to reach your health and wellness goals. Whether you're seeking acute or chronic pain relief, stress reduction, help with infertility, physical rehabilitation, anti-aging treatments or just plain relaxation, our staff are here to provide safe, effective treatment and classes to help you on your way. Our center's goal is to maximize your body's function, increase energy, give you a higher self-esteem and provide an overall improvement in your quality of life.

We named it the Healing Arts Center because every practitioner on the team has a wide repertoire of integrative techniques and treatments to draw upon. We believe the art of healing is in the creative application of techniques and the mix should always be fresh, responding to the demands of the moment. After all, we believe every patient is unique and every day presents a new challenge that demands our creativity.

Tai Chi for Joint Health and Arthritis

Exercise is a crucial part of maintaining health, especially for those suffering from Arthritis or joint pain. While staying active can be challenging, a low-risk exercise like Tai Chi can actually reduce symptoms of stiffness or pain.
Our specially formed classes for arthritis and joint health focus on increasing flexibility and strengthening muscles in order to manage or alleviate pain.

 

Tai Chi for Joint Health & Balance

Exercise is a crucial part of maintaining health, especially for those suffering from Arthritis and joint pain. While staying active can be challenging, a low-risk exercise like Tai Chi can actually reduce symptoms of stiffness or pain, improve balance and help to maintain overall joint health.
Our specialized classes for joint health & balance focus on increasing flexibility and strengthening muscles in order to manage or alleviate pain.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAI CHI FOR JOINT HEALTH & ARTHRITIS?

  • Improved balance

  • Improved posture

  • Increased strength and flexibility

  • Decreased pain in joints

  • Decreased stress

  • Reduced high blood pressure

  • Increased sense of well-being

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RESEARCH ON TAI CHI FOR JOINT HEALTH


In a 2003 Journal of Rheumatology article, older women with osteoarthritis safely performed the 12-movement Tai Chi for Arthritis program and noted improvement of symptoms as well as improved balance and physical functioning.

The best known randomized study for fall prevention was conducted by Emory University in the USA. Called the FICSIT study (Frailty and Injuries: Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques). This study showed that tai chi reduces the rate of falls of the elderly by a massive 47.5 percent.

In 2007 Journal of Arthritis Care and Research, 152 people with osteoarthritis gain pain relief and better physical function from practicing Tai Chi for Arthritis program. 


TESTIMONIALS


For me, Tai Chi unlocks limitations, creating ease.
— Carol F.
Dr. Silverman is an excellent teacher, explaining the history and meaning of each move as we learn it. He goes slowly with many repetitions, which is great for helping our bodies learn the moves as well as our minds.
— Hannah P.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is Tai Chi? Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition consisting of slow, gentle and meditative movements. Accompanied by deep breathing and mental concentration, Tai Chi is a great way to relieve stress and gain focus for those who have a hard time sitting and meditating.

How does Tai Chi help with Arthritis? Tai Chi is a great low-impact way to stay active. It will help you to improve strength, flexibility and balance.

How often do I need to come? Our classes for joint health are held weekly over a 8 week series.

What should I wear to class? We recommend you wear loose, comfortable clothing and either sneakers or Tai Chi shoes.

Do I need to be physically fit? Tai Chi is a safe exercise that puts minimal stress on joints and muscles. We welcome all levels of skill, experience and fitness levels.

Can I just watch? Yes, if you want to watch a class before trying it, please call us to make arrangements. We'd be happy to have you.

Who can practice Tai Chi? Tai Chi for Joint Health has been officially adapted as the tai chi form used by the Arthritis Foundation of America; supported by Arthritis Foundation of Australia and Arthritis Care of UK. Thousands of people practice Tai Chi for Joint Health in the U.S. and internationally. 

 


RESEARCH

On the benefits of Tai Chi for Joint Health


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Each 8 week series costs $120.00 and meets once per week.