I intersect with tai chi both on a personal and professional level.
On the personal level: After I crushed my heel bone in a freak accident, I couldn’t weight bear for 3 months and lost the balance on my left side.
The practice of tai chi has dramatically helped me restore this balance and recover from the injury. As our teacher Patrick says, “It is a work in progress.”
On the professional level: I am a physician who specializes in endocrinology and metabolism, which includes osteoporosis or “brittle bones.”
The Osteoporosis Society of Canada recommends tai chi as one of the exercises of choice to prevent falls and the devastating effects of fractures.
So I tell my patients, “Try tai chi – it works for me!”