The Tai Chi for Health and Falls Prevention Program

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and injury-related hospitalizations in the elderly population. There is compelling evidence that Tai Chi is effective in reducing the risk of falls and preventing falls. Based on the compelling evidence and guided by exercise prescription principles and safety guidelines, the Tai Chi for Health and Falls Prevention Program is a safe, targeted and innovative Tai Chi intervention program designed to effectively increase the strength of lower limb muscles and knee and ankle extensors; improve mobility, flexibility, coordination, dynamic balance and postural control; improve proprioception, gait and toe clearance; increase mental alertness and reduce reaction time; boost confidence and overcome anxiety and the fear of falling.

Presented by Alice L Yuan & Dr Henry Zheng
Alice L Yuan is an exercise specialist and leading international expert in development and teaching of evidence-based, safe, targeted and innovative Tai Chi and Qigong health programs for primary prevention and rehabilitation of chronic conditions and falls, and improvement of mental health and cognition, functional abilities and quality of life.

Alice has conducted Tai Chi and Qigong accreditation training courses for health and exercise professionals for over 20 years in Australia and internationally. Alice was also a past gold medallist in national and international competitions and is frequently invited to judge at national and international Tai Chi and Qigong competitions.

Dr Henry Zheng is a research fellow in exercise intervention for primary prevention and rehabilitation. He received a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of New South Wales. His research and teaching interests span exercise interventions for prevention and rehabilitation of chronic conditions and falls, improvement of mental health and cognition; and promotion of active and healthy ageing.

Members: $545.00         
Non-Members: $599.50   
Student Members; $450.00
Student Non-Members: $495.00                

The cost covers the course fee, morning and afternoon tea and an instructional DVD 

Melbourne: 22 - 23 February 2020
Sydney: 7 - 8 March 2020
Adelaide: 21 - 22 March 2020
Brisbane: 18 - 19 April 2020


Contact details
For more information or to enrol in the course, please contact the provider using the below details.

Exercise Medicine Australia
Dr Henry Zheng
Ph: 02 9281 8868