EARLY BIRD: $100 OFF. Ends June 21.

New York City - 9.23

Building Functional Reserve 3.0

A special experiential workshop with Dr. Craig Liebenson DC.

Early bird discount - save $75. After August 12 the price will go up to $300.

This event is SOLD OUT. To get on the waitlist, please email firstprinciplesofmovement@gmail.com

Early bird discount - save $100. Ends June 21.

What can you expect?

Course Previews

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Highlights from other FPM programs. 

Key Info

About the Program

A special 5 hour collaborative, hands-on course with Dr. Craig Liebenson DC.

CEUs will not be provided.

What’s Unique About FPM’s Lab Immersion Experiences?

Todays health & performance specialist is faced with the enigma of information overload. Join FPM to collaborate in group discussions & labs where we level-up together to implement individualized Best Practices Game Plans. We teach each other since each of us works with different populations & in different environments. You’ll teach each other, engage in group discussions & workshop constraints-based gamified & partner movement snacks.

Learning Objectives

  • The individualized gap/needs analysis
  • Creating a measurable dashboard of landmarks
  • Flare-up & plateau management
  • Testing, monitoring & the building a sport (activity) specific functional envelope


Today’s health care field has fallen into the negative health trap of over-diagnosis and over-treatment. This drives a transactional relationship about our procedures & methods instead of about the specific needs & values of the person we serve.

Our aim is bring together a community of trainers, coaches & clinicians to promote & support positive health.

Join us to workshop how to create a Functional Dashboard of rehab & training landmarks that are personalized to your client’s Key Performance Indicators. This creates “buy in” for relatable programming so we can achieve consistent participation in physical activity. We’ll be teaching you how to measure both the floor & ceiling for specific qualities such as –

  • Zone 2 training (learn the metrics & methods)
  • A sarcopenia test battery
  • The optimal ratio of aerobic & strength training to build work capacity & metabolic flexibility
  • A “ground up” approach to building a foundation in lower quarter strength
  • A 360° approach to hip resilence, capacity & power
  • & more


We’ll discuss how to surf the force-velocity curve to make training more individualized. Out goal is to lower biological age so life span doesn’t outrun health span. Our positive health orientation finds a silver lining in the pain encounter so as to motivate sustainable lifestyle/behavior change for your training or rehab clients.


Saturday, 9.23
12:30pm – 5:30pm


Reload Physical Therapy and Fitness
80 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10011

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Cancellation Policy

Please be advised, all purchases are final sale. In the event that the course needs to be postponed, you will be given as much notice as possible & can apply a credit to a future seminar.

Photo Release

There will likely be a photographer or film crew at the event. By signing up for a ticket, you understand that you may appear in photographs or film footage from the event.

Faculty & Location

Every attempt will be made to offer the course as advertised. However, sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances a faculty or location change may be required.

Refund Policy

All sales are final.


Meet the Instructor



Craig Liebenson, D.C.

Dr. Liebenson is the Founder of First Principles of Movement and Director of L.A. Sports & Spine, a pain management, rehabilitation & performance enhancement center providing one on one musculoskeletal care. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Chiropractic, Division of Health Sciences at Murdoch University, Perth Australia and consultant for the the Anglo-European Chiropratic College M.Sc. programs in Chiropractic Rehabilitation. The first ever chiropractic member of the McKenzie Institute (U.S.) Board of Directors he serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation; the PM&R Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation; the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy; and Journal of Manual Therapy.

Join Us

SOLD OUT. Join the waitlist.

Join other trainers, coaches & clinicians promoting positive health.

Early bird discount - save $100. Ends June 21.

This event is SOLD OUT. To get on the waitlist, please email firstprinciplesofmovement@gmail.com

COVID-19 Information

FPM has currently started to gradually resume Face to Face workshops. We are fully aware of the fluid nature of the pandemic. We will continue to closely monitor local guidelines for travel, social gatherings, masking, social distancing, symptom & temperature checks, negative Covid-19 testing and/or vaccination requirements.

Please know that we will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and will make the best decisions possible for our participants’ health and public safety

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  5. Interview with Dr. Ryan Chow The Coach's Playground 50:31
  6. Dr. Liebenson - The Motion is the Lotion The Coach U Podcast 1:17:29
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