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Tai Chi Exercise for Stroke Survivors Study


Thank you for your interest, the study is complete and we are no longer recruiting participants.  Congratulations to all of the study participants who have completed the intervention! Please contact the Tai Chi Research Office if you are interested in future studies at (520)-621-7081

To determine if a 12-week program of Tai Chi or SilverSneakers® classes added to Usual Care (on average, you had 3 months of stroke rehabilitation) in stroke survivors following rehabilitation is effective in improving physical functioning and health-related quality of life, compared to Usual Care only.

Stroke Facts

  • Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability among adults in the USA. 
  • Approximately 50-70% of stroke survivors regain functional independence.
  • Physical activity and exercise training are important aspects of a stroke rehabilitation program to reduce disability, and typically includes Western forms of exercise such as cycling or walking.




This research is Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association. 

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