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Effects Of Tai-chi Chuan Training Duration On Motor Control In Function Activities In Healthy People

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409 posture/balance

Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 2Tzu-Chi College of Technology, Hualien, Taiwan.

CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that healthy people with longer TCC training duration showed improvement of motor control in daily life activities, this could be helpful in falling prevention.


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