Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH; Christopher M. Powers, PhD, PT; Catherine H. MacLean, MD, PhD
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Rubenstein LZ, Powers CM, MacLean CH. Quality Indicators for Management and Prevention of Falls. Ann Intern Med. 2002;137:546. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-137-6-200209170-00021
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(6):546.
Exercise is one of the most potent interventions for both fall prevention and improvement of mobility dysfunction. Dr. Pierre is concerned that we omitted discussion of tai chi as being one of the best types of exercises for these purposes. We agree that tai chi is a beneficial form of exercise and discussed tai chi positively in the context of the variety of exercise regimens tested. However, although meta-analysis has confirmed the value of various types of exercises in preventing falls, tai chi has not yet been shown to be superior to other types of balance, strengthening, and endurance exercises.
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