Schedule

Tuesday

  • 7-7:45 PM - Qigong & Introductory Taichi
  • 7:45-830 PM - Taichi, Staff & Spear

Wednesday

  • 11am-Noon - Taichi & Qigong

Thursday

Friday

 

 

Taichi - A Relaxing and Holistic Way to Move

Tai Chi, also called Taiji, is an ancient Chinese exercise that was once practiced by bodyguards of the royal family. Today, people love it for its gentle, low impact movements. The warrior & scholars of the ancient world have developed this art to help people develop the best possible balance, strength, and coordination. Research have demonstrated its benefit on balance, fall safety, joint health, and stress levels. Come join us in this graceful and holistic way of health. 

 
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Taichi 24 Movement Routine - a routine composed of many of the essential Yang Taichi movements.

 

Qigong is a series of gentle movements coordinated with your breathing to strengthen and heal the joints and organs of your body. Qigong has been practiced for thousands of years in China to help people improve their immune system, to help monks improve their mental and spiritual attainment, and to help warriors obtain the best physical achievement. It's gentle and appropriate for people of all ages and skill levels.

Baduanjin Qigong is an exercise that gently stretches your muscles, nerves, fascia, and joints. Regular practice is said to improve the "qi" or energy of your body while keeping your body supple and healthy.

 

Biangan Whip Staff - Versatile and Elegant Self Defense Weapon

The whip staff was once the indispensable tool of the traders & caravan drivers along the silk road to drive their oxen. During their adventures along the silk road, the people of Northwestern China developed their daily tool into a martial art weapon that protected them from both human and wildlife hazards. Learn this agile and elegant martial art that will improve your core strength, your joint flexibility, and support you during your next hike!

Chester performs a whip staff routine at the USC Pacific Asia Museum's "A Day with Kungfu Masters" event in Pasadena, September, 2014.

 

LSVT BIG, Taichi & Kungfu for Parkinson Disease

Parkinson's Disease brings with it a substantial challenge to an individual's coordination, balance, and movement. At our exercise class, we practice a variety of easy to learn and fun exercise programs to help us overcome these challenges.

LSVT BIG is a research evidence supported exercise that improves several key aspects of Parkinson's Disease.

  • Posture
  • Speed
  • Movement Size
  • Voice
  • Vitality

 

Taichi: A lot of research has been performed in recent years on the effects of its practice for individuals with PD. Some of the benefits they found include- improved balance, reduced tremor / sway, and improved quality of life. Personally, I love how the smooth movements of Taichi helps individuals learn to move with greater ease. The calming effects of Taichi are also very valuable for individuals living with chronic conditions.

Pigua Kungfu is a martial art from China well known for how fluid, fast, and limber its practitioners are. At our Parkinson's exercise class we don't make anyone do the splits or anything, but practicing the basic exercises of kungfu can help people learn to move with more agile explosiveness in a fun and exciting way.

 

Boxing is another fun activity that we practice at this exercise class. Boxing encourages weight shifting, footwork, and movements that get your hands to the target in time! The most well known boxing program for Parkinson's Disease is actually Rocksteady Boxing, a program designed specifically to help people with this condition. At Plexus we do a bit of boxing drills but if you are interested in more boxing, you might check out the people at Title Boxing in Newbury Park who are specialized in the Rocksteady Program!

This event is open to anyone with Parkinson's Disease, no matter what stage of the condition you are at. If you have another neurological condition and would like to participate, please contact us to see if it would be a good fit for you. In an effort to promote wellness for people who would benefit from this, this class is offered at the special price of $10 per session. 

 

Coming soon: Chinese Swordmanship!

In 2010, master Wang Zhihai, a respected swordsman in China, chairman of the Cang province martial arts council, asked me to spread the art of Chinese swordsmanship in the United States. After busying myself for a few years in the physical therapy world, it's finally time to fulfill my promise to my dear teacher.

I'll be starting a new class featuring Chinese swordsmanship. We are currently working with suppliers to obtain well made and suitable practice swords. Stay tuned for updates!

 

Pricing

The pricing here at Plexus Physical Therapy is simple!

Day Pass: $15
Month Pass: $100
Special: Wellness Exercise for Parkinson's Disease $10  

A pass is good for attending as many classes as you like during its duration. More classes will be added as we learn more about what will most interest and benefit you!

 

FAMILY DISCOUNTS

Family of 2: $90 per person / month
Family of 3: $80 per person / month
Family of 4: $70 per person / month

 

FREE EVENT !!

Every Friday 11am to noon we have our Community Meetup featuring Taichi push hand group practice. It's a fun and easy way to learn how to practice some of the key concepts of Taichi with a friendly partner. Completely free & beginner friendly. Space is limited, so please RSVP at our Meetup website.

 

Contact us to Learn More

Phone: 805-876-4176
Email: info@plexusphysicaltherapy.com