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Study Shows Tai Chi and Physical Therapy Were Equaly Helpful for Knee Osteoarthritis. May 17, 2016.
Wang C , Schmid CH , et al. Comparative Effectiveness of Tai Chi Versus Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial. Ann. Intern. Med. 2016 May 17. doi: 10.7326/M15-2143.