About Mobility Matters
It is the mission of Mobility Matters to give fitness professionals and clinicians the finest scientifically-designed exercise program to help older adults prevent falls, maximize physical function, and achieve physical vitality, well-being and happiness.
Building Independence - One Step At A Time!
We developed Mobility Matters from the knowledge gained working with thousands of older adults living in the community. Over that time, we have helped men and women of all fitness levels lower their risk for falls, improve physical function and build confidence. And, for this age group, those changes are all directly related to being able to live full and happy lives. We'd like to share this knowledge with you and together, we can Make The Golden Years Great!
Christian “Chris” Thompson, Ph.D. Creator of Mobility Matters
Chris 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. He 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.
Currently, Christian is engaged in numerous research and community projects investigating exercise programming for falls prevention in older adults. These projects, including Brain Body Trainer (neuroscape.ucsf.edu) and Always Active (www.alwaysactive.org) have been externally funded by the National Institutes of Health, San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services and Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefit Foundation. These efforts resulted in Christian receiving the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the Council on Aging and Adult Development in 2009 and provide research opportunities for his undergraduate students at USF.
Chris’ current professional service includes sitting on the advisory board of the Medical Fitness Education Foundation, the Functional Aging Institute and serving as editor for the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. His past professional service includes involvement with the American College of Sports Medicine by serving as Chair of the Interest Group on Aging, the Health & Fitness Summit Planning Committee and the Professional Education Committee.
Christian is a featured author of older adult training courses hosted by PTontheNet, the Medical Fitness network and the PTA Global certification program. He has also developed educational content for IDEA, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, TRX Training, and the American College of Sports Medicine and has written for numerous lay and industry publications such as the ACSM Health Fitness Journal, IDEA Fitness Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Clinic Health Newsletter, Arthritis Advisor, and GOLF Magazine.