The Functional Approach Blog
News and updates from Craig Liebenson, DC – author, educator, and director of L.A. Sports and Spine.
[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
[Archive - March 29, 2011] Become part of a pan-professional referral network of providers committed to the functional approach by joining the International Society of Clinical Rehabilitation Specialists and How to use the Functional Assessment to guide the rehab...read more
[Archive - June 28, 2012] “The irony is that which enhances performance also helps prevent injury” Who said this?? If we focus on stability before power we get both better performance and prevention of injuries. As Gray Cook, PT says “move well, then move...read more