Dr. Zibin Guo began the Wheelchair/Adaptive Tai Chi program in 2016 to train health care workers to teach the smooth, fluid movements of the martial art to veterans with disabilities. The program showed the veterans that, although they might feel powerless and weak, that was never the case, whether they were wheelchair-bound or suffered from PTSD, anxiety or other conditions that veterans sometimes experience.
The survey looked at 366 universities and colleges nationwide.
A veteran himself, Chris Akridge knows what they go through when they come home.
Wheelchair/Adaptive Tai Chi for Veterans relieves stress and improves health.
Tennessee National Guard’s Minute Man Award recognizes the commitment to the military shown by UTC.
This modified version of the ancient martial and healing art makes Tai Chi accessible to individuals with ambulatory impairment and works to transform the wheelchair from an assistive device into a tool of empowerment.