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First Principles of Movement

At FPM we give a positive experience with movement by finding the hardest thing you do well. Our mission is to challenge the status quo in the musculoskeletal space and bridge the evidence-practice gap.

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Courses and Webinars

Join us for online webinars in the FPM Learning Portal, and live lab immersion experiences in cities around the world.

Learning Resources

Explore self-directed learning materials from Dr. Liebenson & the FPM faculty and community.

Mentorship Program

Start offering person-centered solutions in the clinic and gym.

“These are the richest education hours I have experienced in more than 20 years. Craig, Laura, and Ryan are the best.”

Marty Walder, DC (Massachussetts)

There are millions of methods and very few principles. Master the principles and you can learn any method.

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“First principles thinking is the act of boiling a process down to the fundamental parts that you know are true and building up from there.”

FPM’s Mission

To challenge the status quo in & stem the tide of the the worldwide inactivity crisis.

FPMs Vision

“Movement as Medicine” is the benchmark for our community of coaches & clinicians who promote both self-management & independent functioning. Every person is entitled to:

1. Healthy longevity (prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)) &
2. Sustainable athleticism

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While lifespan has increased dramatically, health span has been shrinking. Why is this so?

According to Stephen Hawking, “The solution is simple. More physical activity and change in diet.”


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Rehabilitation of the Spine

  1. Interview with Aaron Kubal Jochum Strength Podcast 1:05:18
  2. Interview with Dr. Don Berry High Performers Podcast 43:17
  3. Interview with Dr. Liebenson Ezen Inside Podcast 1:33:20
  4. Interview with Dr. Liebenson RAW with Marty Gallagher 1:44:17
  5. Dr. Ryan Chow - Integrated Cient-Centered Model Lee Taft Performance Podcast 39:38
  6. Dr. Ryan Chow - The Intersection Between High Level PT and Hardcore Strength RAW with Marty Gallagher | IRON COMPANY® 1:31:55
  7. In Conversation with Dr Craig Liebenson Australian Chiropractors Association Podcast 44:14
  8. How To Break The Barrier Between Two Worlds, Rehabilitation & Chiropractic Care | Ft Dr. Liebenson Hybrid Unlimited 1:34:40
  9. Strength Rehab, Chiro school, Injury Prevention & Recovery, Sleep, and More Strength Rehab Podcast 21:13
  10. Systems vs Principles w/ Dr. Liebenson Movement Fix Podcast 1:20:56
  11. Patient-Centered Chiropractic Medicine with Craig Liebenson Clinic Gym Radio 1:09:05