FPM Mentorship

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"These are the richest education hours I have experienced in more than 20 years. Craig, Laura, and Ryan are the best."

Marty Walder, DC (Massachussetts)

I needed something to reignite the (physical therapy) fire in my belly. This mentorship has done that and so much more.

Gina Hahn P.T. (Washington, D.C.)

I am thrilled to have met other professionals who share the same principles and whom I can ask for help.

Larissa Armstrong-Kager D.C. (Dallas)

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Start offering person-centered solutions in the clinic and gym.

Be a learn-it-all. Develop a scalable framework for programming precision solutions.

What You'll Learn

Your FPM Mentorship is a journey where you will learn how to:

ID key performance indicators (KPIs)

ID beliefs that make people feel fragile

Design a precision program

Manage flare-ups & obstacles

Build intrinsic motivation

Promote "Movement as Medicine"

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Key Info

Dates & Requirements

Enrollment period: Open. Apply now.
Start date: January 2022
First Zoom Meeting: January 2022 (program will include 10 Sunday & 2 mid-week Zooms)
End date: May 2022
Cost: 4 installments of $450

Prerequitsites (required):
• Membership & (future) Participation on FPM Facebook page
• Rehabilitation of the Spine (3rd edition) - Purchase book.

Webinars (required):
• High-Value MS Prehab/Rehab (free) - Access now.
• Knowledge Translation: Putting Evidence into Practice to build a Precision Program - Purchase.

Optional (recommendations):
• Functional Training Handbook - Purchase book.
• FPM-Prepare Seminar Online - Purchase.

Mentorship includes a 1:1 Zoom call with Teaching Assistants who have been through the Mentorship to identify your specific goals for the program.

“When I go through my journals from the last 8 years, I see different phases… [like] I’ve been searching for a specific recipe. And that’s what I love about this mentorship, that it seems more principles-driven."

Casper Gorm Amdreason, DC (Denmark)
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"I feel this really good energy [in this group]. This is why we are here… We need more empowering our clients, more confidence, more self esteem."

Marcia Castro, PT (Costa Rica)
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“I got really jaded about the fitness community... FPM has brought me back to what I love, which is training, so thank you."

Thea Taylor, D.C. (Houston, Texas)
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What distinguishes an fpm mentee?

What is the outcome you can expect from completing the Mentorship?

1. Build a Precision Profile

2. Create a Gap Analysis

3. Apply scalable solution utilizing a step by step Template

Patient profile from Rasmus Hansen – Mentorship Cohort 3.

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Dr. Ryan Chow speaks to the FPM Student Working Group about what outcomes to expect from the Mentorship experience.

"What a passionate group... sitting and listening to this discussion of the current mentees today was absolutely amazing and enlighting."

Alison Synakowski, DPT (New York)


Meet Your Instructors

Laura Latham

Lead Instructor

Laura Latham, D.C.

Dr Laura Latham received her bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut. She continued her education at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) in Seneca Falls, NY where she earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and was inducted into the Phi Chi Omega Honors Society. Laura’s post-graduate education led her to the field of physical rehab, sports medicine and completion of a 200 hour registered yoga teacher training. She is currently a clinician and co-owner of Back Bay Health and Performance, a physical rehabilitation and functional medicine center in Boston, Massachusetts. She regularly delivers hands-on, pain and injury educational workshops for personal trainers and yoga instructors in the Boston area. Her favorite part about being a clinician is empowering people. Through movement, education, breathing, and hands-on treatment, she helps people realize their true potential.


Advisory Faculty

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.

Advisory Faculty

Ryan Chow, D.P.T

Ryan Chow received his bachelor’s degree in Movement Science at the University of Michigan and his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Mercy College. Ryan began his career as a personal trainer and enjoys bringing his strength and conditioning experience into his clinical approach. He sees Dr. Liebenson’s patients, serving as LA Sports and Spine’s NY location and Founder of Reload Physical Therapy where he practices physical rehabilitation and preparation. He serves as the Director of Communications at FPM and is happy to get you connected with your local FPM community (Don’t hesitate to reach out!). He also holds positions an curriculum director at Definitions Private Training Gyms and has an adjunct faculty position at the Focus Personal Training Institute.

The FPM Framework

Key Areas of Study

Scalable programming across the pain-performance spectrum

Assessment of baseline wellness, nutrition, activity intolerance, yellow flags, confidence, weekly load/activity and more.

Building trust throughout the process by utilizing concierge communication techniques like the Debrief & Teach Back

Empowering people to return to activity who are in a fragile state due to nocebos.

Bridging the gap from capacity shortfalls to required demands

Agile management of plateaus & setbacks

Progressing and regressing MP and GPP

Building resilience by incorporating strength training to address under-preparation.

Risk management to minimize (re)injury by utilizing constraints-based variability in the programming

Sustainable programing for healthy longevity

12-Module Program


The FPM Mentorship is a guided small group opportunity to translate knowledge so you can implement high value MS prehab/rehab in your clinic or gym.

There will be 12 group Zoom meetings and ongoing forum discussions related to each module.

You will be asked to spend a minimum of 30 minutes/day on upskilling a precision template for your clinic-gym environment.

Block 1

Preparation and Reconceptualization

Getting Started

Welcome and Kickoff

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Block 2

Reassurance and Reactivation for Clients with Musculoskeletal Pain

Module 1

Creating the Profile

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Module 2

Re-Conceptualization of Client Beliefs

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Module 3

Identifying Baselines & Finding the Safe Starting Point

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Module 4

Connecting the Dots from a Person’s Story to a Relatable Plan

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Block 3

The Strength Foundation for Resilience and Sustainable Athleticism

Module 5

The Training Envelope

Finding the sweet spot for adaptation.

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Module 6

General Physical Preparation I

Squat/hinge/lunge: The trainable menu - progressions & regressions.

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Module 7

General Physical Preparation II

Push/pull/carry: The trainable menu - progressions & regressions.

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Module 8

General Physical Preparation III

Work capacity, Frontal Plane, Rotation (& anti-rotation), & Triple flexion/triple extension

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Block 4

Scalable Principles for Your Community

Module 9

Pre & Post-Partum Training Considerations

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Module 10

Healthy Longevity

Working with the older adult population.

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Module 11

Youth Athletic Development

Foundational movement skills.

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Module 12

The Team Approach

Getting it right.

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A Collaborative Meeting Place

What makes the FPM Mentorship unique?

The FPM Mentorship is a “meeting place” to discuss client beliefs & behaviors which are holding them back. You won’t be looking at PowerPoint lectures. Instead you’ll teach each other from actual clients & discuss programming challenges with our faculty’s guidance.

How are you reframing the encounter so it’s addressing over-protective beliefs. 💥

It’s not about explaining, instead it’s about relating to our clients’ concerns, lived experience & goals, then arriving at a plan through shared decision making.

Learn evidence based practice & apply it on an individual basis.

“What are the things that you’re avoiding? What are the things we need to examine? That’s person-centered care.

We end up doing all these ridiculous tests that have nothing to do with the patient’s concerns. It tells the person I haven’t heard you.”

Peter O’Sullivan PhD, PT

Join Us

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