The Functional Approach Blog
News and updates from Craig Liebenson, DC – author, educator, and director of L.A. Sports and Spine.
This tool from Curtin University helps rehab specialists learn about how to effectively communicate with their patients about lower back pain. Take the quiz.read more
Dr. Liebenson recently talked with Dr. John Rusin about the future of fitness, functional training, and rehab. Check out the interview here.read more
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