The First Principles Approach

About FPM

We give a positive experience with movement by finding a safe, relatable starting point for you to explore the benefits of movement and both progress & challenge you by finding the hardest thing your clients 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.”

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

We empower coaches to leverage client expectations about weight loss & aesthetics towards these lifelong goals. Similarly, clinicians can bridge the evidence-practice gap by utilizing the “gift of injury” to promote these same aims rather than merely symptom management.

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.

“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. Dr. Ryan Chow | The Truth about Integrating Physical Therapy with Strength Training RAW with Marty Gallagher 1:37:01
  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