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Movement therapy

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Harley Goldberg, DO

Movement therapy — slow, concentrated movement — has been shown to have specific health benefits, including improved balance, flexibility, and strength.

What it's used for

tai chiBalance: Movement therapies teach balance and control. For example, tai chi has been shown to decrease the risk of falling and improve coordination, especially in older adults.

Pain relief: Many exercise and movement programs help with issues like back pain, and may prevent pain from returning.

Overall health: When done properly, movement programs can improve mood, strength, flexibility, and endurance.

Check out movement classes and programs such as yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and Feldenkrais, at a Kaiser Permanente location in your area.

Reviewed by: Paul Millea, MD, June, 2013
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