Services

Tai Chi for Arthritis

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Tai Chi brochure 

Cost: $5 per class

Venue: 377 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, 3777

When: Tuesdays. Beginners: 2pm, Advanced: 1pm

Tai chi is an ancient, Chinese martial art form that is practiced around the world as a type of gentle exercise. It involves smooth, flowing movements to help improve the flow of life energy, or Qi (pronounced 'chee'), through your body. This is said to help create a sense of relaxation and improve or maintain health.

Tai Chi for Arthritis involves 12 movements or positions that are designed to be safe and beneficial for people with arthritis. Instructors of the program are trained to understand arthritis and ensure the movements are safe for participants. Tai Chi for Arthritis classes begin with warm-up exercises. The leader then demonstrates and teaches one or two movements per lesson. You will be encouraged to learn the movements properly and slowly, working within your comfort limits. The lesson ends with cool-down exercises.

All participants must undergo an assessment with a Physiotherapist before commencing the program.

Please contact our Service Coordinators by calling 1300 130 381 to register your interest .

 

Eligability Criteria

Priority is given to health care card and pension card holders, as well as low income earners.

 

Frequently asked questions

No you don't need a doctor's referral, you can self refer to all of the community health services at Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health.

Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health

Address

377 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, 3777

and

2475 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction 3797

Contact

P: 1300 130 381 F: 5962 1458 E: communityhealth@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Car Parking
Free car parking on site
Public Transport
Local bus services operate along Maroondah Hwy, Healesville and Warburton Hwy, Upper Yarra