Effects of 24-week Tai Chi exercise on the knee and ankle proprioception of older women.
“This study examined the effects of regular Tai Chi (TC) exercise on the kinaesthesia of the knee and ankle joints of older women…
After 24 weeks, the TC group showed a significantly smaller threshold for the detection of passive motion of knee extension (31.4%, p = 0.009), knee flexion (27.0%, p = 0.044), and ankle dorsal flexion (28.9%, p = 0.014) than the control group.
The 24-week TC exercise benefited the lower-limb kinaesthesia of the knee joint flexion and extension and ankle dorsal flexion.”
Zhou, J., S. Chang, and Y. Hong, et al. Abstract. “Effects of 24-week Tai Chi exercise on the knee and ankle proprioception of older women.” Research in Sports Medicine 24.1 (2016): 83-94. National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Jan-Mar 2016.