Tai Chi Combined With Resistance Training for Adults Aged 50 Years and Older: A Systematic Review

Conclusions: The review supports that Tai Chi in combination with resistance training improves physical function and muscle strength in adults aged 50 years and older.
Source: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
ConclusionThe effect of brace fitting in patients with knee OA was similar to that of physical therapy. A Western-made unloading knee brace is acceptable in some Asian people with knee OA.Clinical trial registration numberNCT02712710.
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The effect of brace fitting in patients with knee OA was similar to that of physical therapy. A Western-made unloading knee brace is acceptable in some Asian people with knee OA. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT02712710. PMID: 31204145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The review supports that Tai Chi in combination with resistance training improves physical function and muscle strength in adults aged 50 years and older. PMID: 30531200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: J Geriatr Phys Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The current review identified strong, high-quality evidence to recommend hip muscle strengthening in the conservative management of persons with knee OA. Further research is needed to establish the underlying mechanisms for the clinical benefits. PMID: 30407271 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: J Geriatr Phys Ther Source Type: research
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Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
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Source: Physiotherapy Canada - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Can Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
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