Rheumatoid & OsteoArthritis
Joint and mobility issues have some of the most striking and significant responses to proper mind-body treatment. I've seen patients who can barely walk transition to doing over fifty unassisted squats a day thanks to my practice.
My research has focused on rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints, but I work with all kinds of patients with all kinds of joint and mobility issues. This includes knees, ankles, lower back, upper back, neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and more.
Of course, you don't have to take my word for it...
Assessing the comparative effectiveness of Tai Chi versus physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis
Wang, C. Iverson, M, D. McAlindon, T. WIlliam, H, F. Wong, J, B. Fielding, R, A. Driban, J, B. Price, L, L. Rones, R. Gamache, T. Schmid, C, H. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014, 14; 333
Effect of Tai Chi in Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Wang, C. Roubenoff, R. Lau, J. Kalish, R. Schmiod, C. H. Tighiouart, H. Rones, R. Hibberd, P. Rheumatology. 2005; 44: 685-687.
Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis
Ramel Rones: Co-investigator. Chenchen Wang, MD (Tufts-New England Medical Center): Principal Investigator. NCCAM 1R21AT002161-01A2 September 2005-present