18-Hour Seminar Recording

First Principles of Movement - PREPARE

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Course Outline

Learn how to:

  • Avoid cookie cutters & protocols by developing a client-centered reasoning process
  • Connect the dots from a person’s story to you’re plan 
  • Prepare people for Return to Participation, Play and Performance
  • Assess “yellow flags” of over-protection
    • Belief that a person needs a “fix it” approach
    • Belief that hurt=harm & physical activity is dangerous
    • Lack of confidence &/or commitment to perform self-care independently
  • Assess load or under-preparation
  • Identify activity intolerances and a person’s floor current capacity and ceiling required capacity for their demands
  • Create relatedness through motivational interviewing
  • Perform a six-part movement prep to assess baseline movement competency and pain tolerance
    1. Sensory-afferent input via the foot
    2. Physiologic “warm-up (heart rate, core body temperature, high-threshold breathing)
    3. Active mobility (hip, shoulder, t-spine, foot/ankle)
    4. Pillar prep (posterior chain & kinetic chain force transfer via the torso)
    5. Special “correctives”
    6. Energy storage & release (i.e. springs & shocks)
  • Gamify constraints-based motor learning (internal vs external cues, problem-solving)
  • Record baseline floor issues distinguishing acceptable vs unacceptable dysfunction as a springboard to measurable & impactful interventions
  • Provide a positive experience with movement to increase tolerance & de-sensitize painful movementsReassurance & Reactivation for gradual exposures to feared stimuli
  • Find the “hardest thing a person does well” related to their goals/demands by slow-cooking adaptation

What you will take away:

  • How the inactivity crisis is leading to a disability epidemic and an increasing gap between biological age and chronological age
  • Four principles to use as a GPS in finding “Plan B” for rehab & training
    1. Reassurance
    2. Reactivation
    3. Resilience
    4. Risk Management (Variability)
  • How to bridge the gap from
    1. Science to the trenches (knowledge translation)
    2. Rehab to training
    3. Physical activity & bodyweight exercise to load
    4. Current capacity shortfall (e.g.floor) to required capacity (e.g. ceiling or demands)
  • How musculoskeletal pain is a “Gift of Injury” allowing us to promote lifestyle behavior modification that can manage Non-communicable disease (NCD) risk.
  • How “vested interests” and the status quo bias promotes over-detection (e.g. nocebos), over-diagnosis (tests w/ high false + rates), and over-treatment (surgery, injections, opiates, NSAIDs, passive therapies, “corrective exercise” purgatory)
  • The Precision Profile documentation system for client-centered programming
  • How movement preparation is the prerequisite for athletic development and general physical preparation  (GPP)
  • The continuum from Preparation or readiness to Training to Recovery
  • How to give tangible hope and an achievable plan through a positive experience with movement

Meet the Instructors

Craig Liebenson, DC

Lead Instructor

Dr. Liebenson is the Founder of First Principles of Movement and Director of L.A. Sports & Spine, a pain management, rehabilitation & performance enhancement center providing one on one musculoskeletal care. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Chiropractic, Division of Health Sciences at Murdoch University, Perth Australia and consultant for the the Anglo-European Chiropratic College M.Sc. programs in Chiropractic Rehabilitation. 

Ryan Chow, DPT

Assisting Faculty

Ryan Chow received his bachelor’s degree in Movement Science at the University of Michigan and his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Mercy College. Ryan began his career as a personal trainer and enjoys bringing his strength and conditioning experience into his clinical approach. He sees Dr. Liebenson’s patients, serving as LA Sports and Spine’s NY location and Founder of Reload Physical Therapy where he practices physical rehabilitation and preparation.

Laura Latham, DC

Assisting Faculty

Dr Laura Latham received her bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut. She continued her education at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) in Seneca Falls, NY where she earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and was inducted into the Phi Chi Omega Honors Society. Laura’s post-graduate education led her to the field of physical rehab, sports medicine and completion of a 200 hour registered yoga teacher training. 

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