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Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro Hosts World Leader in Tai Chi for Good Health

Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro Hosts World Leader in Tai Chi for Good Health photo

Dr. Lam's visit to Pittsburgh has been organized by Gurney Bolster, senior trainer for the Tai Chi for Health Institute. News media may arrange for an interview with Dr. Lam by contacting Gurney at 412 480-4492.
(August 8, 2014 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

In 1975, Australian family physician Paul Lam, M.D., began practicing tai chi as a way to improve his own arthritis. He has since become a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement and will bring his vast knowledge of this healing practice to local residents.

A Tai Chi Talk and Demonstration event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., at the Bethel Park Community Center, located at 5151 Park Ave. in Bethel Park, Pa., 15102.

Jose Ramirez-Del Toro, M.D., of The Orthopedic Group, welcomes Dr. Lam, founder and director of the internationally renowned Tai Chi for Health Institute, to discuss why doctors recommend tai chi, an ancient, slow and gentle movement practice to promote wellness, aid rehabilitation and prevent falls.

The doctors will discuss the relationship of health and wellness practices to quality of life. Scientific studies show that tai chi helps chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease and diabetes, and that it also improves balance, prevents falls and reduces stress. More importantly, tai chi is an enjoyable form of exercise that people of any age can learn and practice.

Following a question and answer period, Dr. Lam will lead the audience in some basic tai chi exercises.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Contact Karla at or 412-835-2207, ext. 264.

Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and sports medicine. His training encompasses all aspects of non-operative sports and musculoskeletal medicine. His goal is to maximize non-operative options in the management of injuries and pain for young and old alike. Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro has particular interest in the shoulder, knee, hip, neck and back. He is the director of Sports Medicine and head team physician at California University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lam is a highly respected tai chi master and one of the most experienced and sought-after tai chi teachers in the world. He is in the United States conducting advanced training in tai chi.

The Tai Chi for Health Institute is a not-for-profit educational organization focusing on empowering people to improve their health and wellness. The institute has created many beginner sets to introduce tai chi to a broader public. Medical studies and evidence-based research have shown the Tai Chi for Arthritis program to be effective, easy-to-learn, and safe, leading to endorsements from the Arthritis Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control. More than 5 million people worldwide have experienced Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for Health programs.

For more information about Tai Chi for Health programs in the Pittsburgh area, visit

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