About Christian Thompson
Christian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of San Francisco, an affiliate researcher in Neurology at UCSF Medical Center, and the owner of Thompson Fitness Solutions, LLC. Christian has published scientific articles on exercise programming for older adults in peer-reviewed journals such as Translational Journal of the ACSM, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, and Journal of Applied Research.
Training The Vestibular System: Solutions That Will Make Your Head Spin!
The vestibular system is a primary determinant of balance maintenance and proper function is essential for fall prevention. In this session, join Chris as he explains this complex system and how to train using several different exercise techniques.
1. Identify the structure and function of the vestibular apparatus and understand its role in balance maintenance
2. Understand the vestibule-ocular reflex and how it can be improved through eye tracking and head movement exercises
3. Design effective vestibular training strategies to ensure a well-rounded fall prevention exercise program