DUAL-TASK BALANCE TRAINING
COGNITIVE CHALLENGE + PHYSICAL EXERCISE
The Dual-Tasking Approach to Improving Balance
Aging slowly impairs both mobility and cognition, making previously automatic movements such as balance more attention demanding.
Divided attention is necessary to successfully perform a cognitive and a motor task (e.g., walking and talking). Reduced ability to dual-task therefore makes older adults more susceptible to falls when they are distracted.
Multiple studies have shown that dual task training can improve cognitive bandwidth, and thus the reflexive balance required to avoid a fall when the older adult is distracted. Nymbl’s patented system delivers dual-task training in a fun and engaging way, that significantly improves reflexive balance in 4-8 weeks.