Nymbl Science Citations
- Every year, 1 in 3 older adults age 65 years and older experience a fall
Tromp, et al. Fall-risk screening test: A prospective study on predictors for falls in community-dwelling elderly (January 2001). Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 54 (2001) 837–844.
- Nymbl balance training has been shown to improve balance by 30%
Nymbl Research. Nymbl Research Summary. (January 2020). Nymbl Science.
- Balance training encourages your vision, inner ear, and joint sensations to work together and helps lower your likelihood of experiencing dizziness, therefore decreasing your risk of falling.
Cheesman, et al. Dizziness and balance problems. (July 2015). Brain and Spine Foundation. ISBN 978-1-901893-65-6.
- Vision makes up one-third of your balance.
Watson, et al. “The Human Balance System”. (2006). The Vestibular Disorders Association (36).
- Falls happen when you are distracted, not when you are focused.
Mirelman, et al. Executive Function and Falls in Older Adults: New Findings from a Five-Year Prospective Study Link Fall Risk to Cognition. (2012). PLoS One, Vol 7:6, e40297. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040297.
- The three most common reasons for falls among older adults are: 1) History of falls¹, 2) Fear of falling¹, 3) Home environment².
1. Jørgensen, et al. Falls and fear of falling predict future falls and related injuries in ambulatory individuals with spinal cord injury: a longitudinal observational study. (April 2017). Journal of Physiotherapy, Vol 63:2, p108-113.
2. Lord, et al. Home environment risk factors for falls in older people and the efficacy of home modifications. (September 2006). Age and Ageing, Vol 35:2, pii55–ii59.