About FPM

At FPM we give a positive experience with movement by finding the hardest thing you do well.

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A Systematic Way of Thinking

“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.”

Over 2000 years ago, Aristotle defined a first principle as “the first basis from which a thing is known.”

“When we’re faced with complex problems, we default to thinking like everybody else. First principles thinking is a powerful way to help you break out of this herd mentality, think outside the box and innovate completely brand new solutions to familiar problems.”

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, says there’s a better way to innovate: start with a blank slate and use first principles.

The FPM concepts & philosophy are evidence-based & practical. They bridge the gap from research to practice for reduction of injury risk; accelerated rehab; prevention of chronicity;  performance enhancement; & health span promotion.

This knowledge translation occurs through our unique Lab Immersion Experience. A combination of self-study resources; interactive live problem-based active learning presentations; and hands-on workshops.

“Don’t be a slave of the methods. The methods should serve the goals.” Dr Karel Lewit

“Time spent in assessment will save time in management.” Pr Vladimir Janda

— Dr. Craig Liebenson, D.C., Founder

“First principles thinking is one of the most effective mental tools you can have in your toolbox. It also explains why some people are far more innovative than others.”

“It’s comforting to have a snappy answer or the certainty of knowing not only how it is, but how it happened and precisely what happens next.

But sometimes we don’t know.

And in those moments, we are left with our first principles. To focus on possibility, on the change we seek to make, on showing up as an even better version of the person we hope to be.

Especially when it’s hard.”

  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
  12. The First Principles Of Movement w/ Dr. Craig Liebenson Muscle Medicine Podcast 56:05
  13. Interview w/ Dr. Liebenson FTCA Podcast 1:25:34
  14. Lecture - WORLDZZ Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center Craig Liebenson 39:24
  15. Interview with Dr. Liebenson Strength Chats by Kabuki Strength #85 57:18