Tai Chi and Yoga Performance Prior to Eccentric Exercise Benefits Older Adults with Chronic Conditions. A Pilot Study

SUMMARY Background. Previous research indicates that eccentric contraction (ECC) exercise training was more effective for improving the muscle strength, mobility, balance, and postural stability of older adults compared to the concentric contraction (CON) exercise training. Chair yoga (CY) and tai chi (TC) popularity have grown tremendously in the past several years to treat older adults with chronic conditions. The … Continued

Efficacy of a 6-Week Supervised Strengthening Exercise Program with EMG-Biofeedback in Patients with Muscular Dystrophy: a Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Background. Although previous trials investigated the effectiveness of exercise training programs in muscular dystrophy (MD) patients, we faced a lack of evidence on biofeedback. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of a 6-week supervised strengthening exercise training program with electromyography-Biofeedback (EMG-BFB) on muscle strength, motor function, and balance of MD patients. … Continued

Effects of Traditional Srichiangmai dance on Balance and Mobility in the Elderly

SUMMARY Background. Previous research indicates that slow movement dance exercise can stimulate function of core muscles effectively may improve physical fitness and balance among older adults. Methods. This study investigated the effects of Traditional Srichiangmai dance on balance and mobility in the elderly. Ninety participants aged 60-75 years, the data was normally distributed, were recruited and randomly assigned … Continued