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The Anatomy of a Fall: How Fixing the Body's Foundation is the First Step to Fall Resilience
Wednesday, May 04, 2022, 11:00 AM PST
Category: National Events

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The Anatomy of a Fall: How Fixing the Body’s Foundation is the First Step to Fall Resilience

Following two years of lockdowns and social distancing, innovative exercise interventions are more important than ever before. Falls are serious and on the rise with older adults reporting less activity (1 of 3), impaired mobility (1 in 4) and more fear of falling (almost 1 of 2), according to a national survey (1).  Join us to explore the three stages of a fall as it relates to the body’s balance system. Discover why and how building joint mobility and stability at ankles and feet is the missing link to augment fall prevention programs while reducing pain and accelerating functional outcomes.


  1. Examine the 3 stages of a fall to pinpoint and target physical factors safely and effectively.
  2. Discuss balance systems and the neurobiomechanical role of ankles and feet.
  3. Recognize how ankle mobility can lead to improving functional outcomes faster.
  4. Practice and employ safe and easy exercises that can restore strength and flexibility to ankles and feet, the body’s foundation.

Cate Reade, MS, RD is an Exercise Physiologist and Registered Dietitian who guides and provides actionable steps for older adults and caregivers, proven to optimize functional mobility and health. This is achieved utilizing the power of innovative exercise and lifestyle medicine.  Cate earned a Master of Science in Nutrition & Physical Fitness from New York University, beginning her career in corporate fitness at Mobil Oil and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.  She has been teaching, writing and prescribing healthy eating and exercise programs for over 25 years.  Cate serves on MedFit’s Educational Foundation Advisory Board.  She is the lead author of MedFit’s Geriatric Fitness & Lifestyle Specialist course.  As CEO of Resistance Dynamics and inventor of the MoveMor™ Mobility Trainer, Cate develops and instructs programs that unlock joint function, strength and balance to safely build functional independence. She speaks locally and nationally about mobility, lifestyle and fall resilience solutions to improve quality of life across the continuum of care.

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