The Functional Approach Blog
News and updates from Craig Liebenson, DC – author, educator, and director of L.A. Sports and Spine.
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
[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...read more
[Archive - March 27, 2012] “It is not so important whether the main emphasis is placed on muscles, soft tissues, chain reaction, or central nervous motor disregulation; what is crucial is that each treatment approach emphasizes the need to analyze and treat the whole...read more
[Archive - August 30, 2012] Pavel & Dan John’s book is a “gold mine” of relevant coaching/training pearls. For instance, the clear overview of the Russian approach to training, honed over the last half century, is presented brilliantly by Pavel. His emphasis on...read more
[Archive - August 11, 2012] Physiologic Principle: “proximal stability for distal mobility” is the signature principle of PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) Athleticism is defined by disassociation of upper & lower extremities from the core. As the...read more