Community Users – Helpful Hints for using Nymbl

Nymbl Community Users
Helpful Hints for Using Nymbl

Welcome to the Nymbl Balance System! Below are several tips and videos to help you as you do the exercises and improve balance.

Who should I contact if I have any questions about the trial, or need any help or support with the Nymbl App?

Simply contact us and we’ll get right back to you

I don’t remember my Apple ID or password

Your Apple ID is usually your email address. If you are not sure of which email address is associated with your Apple Account, go into SETTINGS on your phone or iPad (the “gear” icon), scroll down and tap iTunes & App Store which will reveal your Apple ID.

To reset your password, use Safari (compas icon) and visit the website appleid.apple.com

A page entitled Apple ID should appear giving you the opportunity to type in the email address and try a password, or type in your email address and choose the option at the bottom of the screen “Forgot Apple ID or password?”.

You will then receive an email to help you reset your password.

Well, this is the theory ….. we also understand that technology is very frustrating, so if this doesn’t work for you, we apologise and invite you to get in touch with us or with Apple ….

I am finding stand-ups difficult

Some people have knee pain doing stand-ups, others just find them exhausting. Maybe you are not doing them as efficiently as you could.

The following tips will reduce stress on the tendons in your knee and save energy:

    • posture is critical – have your back straight, shoulders back, head up looking straight in front of you, even slightly up
    • plant your feet directly under you, between hip and shoulder-width apart
    • make sure your knees stay behind your toes as you stand up
    • rock yourself up from this posture, coming up in a fast motion

If you are tall, it can also help to build up the height of the seat so that your thighs are at a right angle to your lower leg.

Can you explain your “Double Tasking” approach to improving balance?

When a brain loses neurons or synapse connections, it has the ability to replace them. This is called brain plasticity. In order for these neurons to be replaced, you need to actively work at it. The harder the brain is pushed the more it will improve – similar to lifting weights or long distance run training.

Knowing that, our Chief Scientist, Dr J.P. Farcy, created a system where we ask the brain to do two exercises, one physical (such as standing on a one foot) and one cognitive, such as answering multiple choice questions. This approach aggressively pushes the area of the brain responsible for balance and we quickly see brain plasticity increase (again similar to how you can lift more weight after a few days of weight training). This is the foundation for “double task” balance improvement – for which we have applied for provisional patents.

A few tips for doing the stability poses
A few tips for doing the lunge poses
A few tips for doing the wall sit pose