Cindy Binkley, RKT and administrator of CPW Rehab, will demonstrate Tai Chi from the Arthritis Foundation®, a new program designed to help arthritis sufferers increase flexibility and decrease pain.
Ms. Binkley will be joined in the demonstration by Cherie Chatrea-Grifo, health promotion director for the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.
"Half of the people suffering with arthritis don't think anything can be done to help them," said Cindy Binkley, RKT and administrator of CPW Rehab.
"Yet regular exercise is one of the things that can be done to reduce the impact of arthritis on everyday life," stated Ms. Binkley
(Central Park West Rehabilitation Center), a Toledo area physical rehabilitation facility, has just added Tai Chi from the Arthritis Foundation® to its schedule of medical fitness classes.
's Tai Chi classes will be held on Wednesdays from 12:15 -1:00 pm.
has special experience with the issues, needs and concerns of older adults and provides speakers for area retirement communities and senior centers on a regular basis.
"Aging is a normal process," said Ms. Binkley
"Yet age-related physiological changes can be misunderstood and often unnecessarily limit an older adult's daily activities," she
believes that educating the public about the range of therapies and programs available to them is an important part of her
job as a kinesiotherapist.
"This program is really effective for people with arthritis because the exercises help decrease pain and stiffness and improve mobility, breathing and relaxation," said Ms. Binkley