The Functional Approach Blog

News and updates from Craig Liebenson, DC – author, educator, and director of L.A. Sports and Spine.

 

Health Span: What is it & why it matters?

Health Span: What is it & why it matters?

"No one wants to live an extremely long life when they are in very poor health and have a lot of chronic disease….By delaying the onset of diseases and cognitive and physical functioning problems…people can still be engaged in society… I think that is the ideal we...

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Motor Learning & Skill Acquisition

Motor Learning & Skill Acquisition

Download the articles: Willy RW mirror retraining 2012.pdf Willy et al 2015 JSS.pdf Gamification.pdf   I used to think if a faulty pattern was present we should give a "corrective exercise". I started to realize my patients were not gaining self-efficacy from this...

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#painrevolution launches on Twitter

#painrevolution launches on Twitter

Since the Lancet published its 3 part expose on the low back disability epidemic Lorimer Moseley & I have been engaged in more frequent  discussions on a variety of topics affecting those of us in the trenches. One dialogue was about my observation that on Social...

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To Cue or Not to Cue

[Archive - April 22, 2012] When evaluating a patient or athlete is there a difference between testing their capability & their movement pattern? Put another way do we want to see what they are capable of or what they habitually do? Pr Janda wrote “During movement...

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