Best practices from the fields of rehabilitation, pain management, athletic development, & behavioral modification.
First Principles of Movement
A 12 Day Program linking the Prague School of Dr Lewit & Pr Janda to modern Athletic Development.
Goal: Learn an agile, upstream approach to promoting
Taught in three 2.5-3 Day Workshops each followed by a series of 1 day Bridge the Gap sessions taught by FPM Faculty.
Read about the course offerings below, then check out Dr. Liebenson’s course schedule to find the course(s) nearest you.
These are interactive, problem-solving workshops. You can start at any point in the program (since they are divided up topically).
Dr Liebenson discusses the Clinical Audit Process/Assess-Correct-Reassess Video from Stanford, 2014
WHY Should One Choose to Participate in the FPM series?
WHAT Can You Expect to Learn?
The FPM “Best Practices” series is an ideal prep for changing one’s paradigm from –
Learning Objective: To efficiently integrate the “best practices” from the fields of rehabilitation, pain management, athletic development, & behavioral modification for preventing disability & transitioning the chronic rehabber to resilent, sustainable activity tolerance & peak performance.
It takes passion, study & experience to learn how to be STRONG in this model. As Pavel Tsatsouline says “You are strong when you can make the hard easy”. Thus, EFFICIENCY is one of our hallmarks. The other is INTEGRATION since its better to “be a learn it all, not a know it all”. The goal of this program is to teach the mastery mindset, namely learning the nuances that come from gritty determination.
Our Philosophy: The key to a return to participation, a sustainable approach to activity, & enhancing human performance is baking positive lifestyle choices/optionality into our environment. This epitomizes an agile, upstream mindset with minimal downside risk.
Part A - PREPARE
“From rehab to athletic development: best practices”
Topics covered include:
Part B - TRAIN
“Building capacity and the trainable menu”
Topics covered include:
Part C – RECOVER
Recovery is equally important in the rehab setting as in the gym. In both the clinical & training environments recovery is a pre-requisite for enhancing a person’s resilience.
Without recovery adaptation from training stimulus can not occur. Thus “recovery is the limiting factor”. In this Lab Immersion Experience we will guide you to bridging the gap from sport science and evidenced-based approaches to you’re practice, team or gym environment.
This course completes the series – Prepare, Train, & Recover, thus ensuring you’re ability to build programs designed to sustainably progress a person’s physical development.
Principles from high performance settings have stress-tested many of the innovations that inform
– Development of youth motor literacies &
– Maintenance of health span as people live longer
This Lab Immersion Experience focuses on MOBILITY from the ground up by taking a Joint by Joint approach (including many techniques of Dr Karel Lewit & Pr Vladimir Janda from Prague).
Each area is taught in sequence following basic principles & a systematic process which helps you assimilate the techniques with GPP, & region specific rehab (ie tendonopathies).
Lumbar spine & pelvis
Thoracic spine & rib cage
Manual Therapy & Self Mobilizations are integrated with other recovery methods such as breathing re-education, sleep, cryo, mindfullness, hydration, diet, threat management, load management, & work (aerobic) capacity (ie repeat effort endurance).
Special “key” areas requiring mobility are taught with extensive practical application
– Thoracic Spine
Bridge the Gap (BTG) Courses – 1-2 Day updates linking each course
- Review the concepts & implementation of the A,B & C programs
- While the 3 day workshops cover the Science & Rationale or WHY of the series along with the craft, skill, methods or WHAT. The BTG programs emphasize HOW to integrate the course work in different environments.
- 1. The 4 Principles of Management2. The Individualized Profile3. The Scientific Method & Assess-Correct-Reassess4. Movement Screen Practical5. Case Management Problem-Solving