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Fear of Falling: Taijiquan as a Form of Graded In Vivo Exposure Therapy

By S. Kachur, B.M.R. (P.T), R.N. Carleton, M.A. & G.




Fear of Falling: Taijiquan as a Form of Graded In Vivo Exposure Therapy

There are direct links between fear of falling and actual falls, and a relationship between fear-related avoidance of activities and falling. Taijiquan has been shown to be effective ameliorating fear of falling and traditional antecedents of falling. Herein the available research on taijiquan and falls is reviewed and implications discussed.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 16 No. 1 (2007): 10 pages.


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