The Functional Approach Blog
News and updates from Craig Liebenson, DC – author, educator, and director of L.A. Sports and Spine.
Here is a summary of the key 4 Principles that are the foundation of the First Principles of Movement Approach. A precision approach is always individualized by learning about the patients goals, expectations, concerns, past history, environment, & social context....read more
“We work at the acceptable level of uncertainty,” according to Dr Karel Lewit, founding Neurologist of the Prague School of Rehabilitation & Manual Medicine. Being an outlier requires you’re unafraid of being wrong & comfortable with uncertainty.read more
"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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
New podcast interview with Forward Thinking Chiro - check it out! And don't forget to check out the many other podcast interviews with Dr. Liebenson.read more