18-Hour Seminar Recording

First Principles of Movement - PREPARE

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I like the message that we must always strive to challenge our beliefs. The FPM – Prepare virtual program makes MS care logical & simple to apply. The body is complex, but it shows how to avoid complicated language with people.

I went step by step (listening to messages, taking notes, trying principles in practice and searcing new ways to use them). It fit great together with the 3rd edition of Rehab of the Spine.

The course was really great and I can’t wait to attend a live Lab Immersion.

Lenart Hribovsek, Kinesiologist Slovenia

If you’re like me and LOVE working the trenches getting our community to move, engage in active lifestyles and excel in athletic pursuits… Get it quick and check this out.

High value care needs to be the norm!

Erik Pobre

I highly recommend that anyone interested in how to apply FPM in a clinical setting complete this [course]. 

It is extremely thorough and very helpful in applying what we learn from both research papers and other health professionals into clinic.

David Lambropoulos

Very engaging, I’m enthralled immediately! Craig is a great presenter and I can see why these courses are so popular

Jena Chang

Best course I have done so far! to be able to do it online at my own pace suits me very well! Nice work đź‘Ź

Sophie Leroy

I really enjoy Dr. Liebenson’s enthusiasm when teaching the material. I can tell that he is passionate about the current dilemma facing the majority of our population, and that is the lack of movement in our society.

 

Nathaniel Mosher

I have followed Professor Liebenson since his first book, for more than 15 years. It is a pleasure to be able to see and listen to him, to learn from a distance (I am in Chile) and to apply all the evaluations that he teaches in this seminar with each of my patients and to see objectively how they improve thanks to the excellent experience that he has given me in these 18 hours.

I hope that the following versions like train and recover can be seen in the same way.



Prof. Francisco Ubilla Benghi PT, DC, CMT, COMT, MPDPC

The 18h FPM prepare recordings are amazing.

After having read Dr. Liebenson’s 3rd edition of Rehabilitation of the Spine this a perfect next step in the process of learning how to implement the principles in your practice.

Dr. Liebenson has never been more passionate and inspiring!

I wish FPM was there 17 years ago when I graduated as a chiropractor. But nevertheless, it’s never too late to learn. FPM has brought passion and opportunities to my work as a chiropractor, that I never thought possible.

Rasmus Hansen DC, Denmstk

Craig Libenson’s courses have catalyzed the biggest change in my clinical practice for the past 10 years.

I have attended them live and this recorded online version offers just as great an experience. In some ways, it’s even better because you can rewatch it again and again to absorb all the details and nuances required.

This course gave me the tools and framework to help me transition to a more active approach to care. I cannot recommend it highly enough if you are interested in modern evidence-based musculoskeletal medicine and achieving the best results for your clients.

Alexander Tsang 

I like how the platform lets you learn at your own pace and breaks up the course into specific segments. It’s easy to follow and I enjoyed the production quality of the recordings. 

So far, this was been a worthwhile investment. 

Joshua Y Gee, SPT Doctor of Physical Therapy

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The 18h FPM prepare recordings are amazing.

After having read Dr. Liebenson’s 3rd edition of Rehabilitation of the Spine this a perfect next step in the process of learning how to implement the principles in your practice.

Dr. Liebenson has never been more passionate and inspiring!

I wish FPM was there 17 years ago, when I graduated as a chiropractor. But nevertheless it’s never too late to learn. FPM has brought a passion and opportunities to my work as a chiropractor, that I never thought possible.

Rasmus Hansen, D.C.
Denmark

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. 

Very engaging, I’m enthralled immediately! Craig is a great presenter and I can see why these courses are so popular.

Jena Chang

Best course I have done so far! to be able to do it online at my own pace suits me very well! Nice work đź‘Ź

Sophie Leroy

I really enjoy Dr. Liebenson’s enthusiasm when teaching the material. I can tell that he is passionate about the current dilemma facing the majority of our population, and that is the lack of movement in our society.

Nathaniel Mosher

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