It is important when choosing an exercise program, particularly one for older people whose balance is compromised, to select one which is evidence based. This means that the program has been thoroughly evaluated to demonstrate that it is safe and effective.
Getting Grounded Gracefully has been thoroughly, rigorously and independently evaluated. There have been three major studies into the effectiveness and acceptability of Getting Grounded Gracefully.
Research into the Effectiveness of Getting Grounded Gracefully
Of major importance is the fact that each of the three studies found similar results in that they confirmed that Getting Grounded Gracefully:
Improves dynamic balance.
Improves confidence in one’s balance.
Is a very acceptable form of exercise for older people.
Each of these three studies can be downloaded in full by clicking on the button below.
Getting Grounded Gracefully©: Effectiveness and Acceptability
of Feldenkrais in Improving Balance.
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2009, 17, 57-76 © 2009 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Feldenkrais Method Balance Classes Improve Balance in Older Adults: A Controlled Trial.
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 873672
Feldenkrais Method balance classes are based on principles of motor
learning and postural control retraining: a qualitative research study.
Physiotherapy 96 (2010) 324–336