"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)
1. Build a Precision Profile
2. Create a Gap Analysis
3. Apply a scalable solution utilizing a step by step Template
4. Be able to appreciate both the S&C and Rehabilitation needs of people you serve and both collaborate & communicate in an informed way to provide a human-centered approach
5. Eligibility for our FPM Referral Directory
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Donald Mull received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of La Verne where he also played football. His close relationship with his Strength Coach as well as his love and curiosity in health through performance led him to pursue his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Southern California University. There he was the president of the Rehab 2 Performance club while completing his Doctorate with Magna Cum Laude honors. He is the owner and co-founder of Kinetic Impact Rehab and Performance (a clinic-gym hybrid) in San Diego, CA. He provides guidance and care to those who are in pain as well as coaches those who are looking to increase their fitness or perform at higher levels (both 1 on 1 and small group settings). His favorite part of what he does is teaching those in pain how to introduce safe activity back into their lives and show how the gift of injury can lead to becoming healthier and more resilient than ever. Away from the office and work life he enjoys playing basketball and training in the gym like an athlete.
Dr. Katie Dabrowski earned her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at Nova Southeastern University, where she was also a member of the NCAA Division II Women’s Rowing Team. After working in the neuroscience research world, she went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Miami. Katie knew she wanted to disrupt healthcare from day one. She is co-owner of Old Bull Athletics, which has two locations in Miami, Florida, and is a 100% one-on-one, non-insuranced hybrid model spanning the spectrum of rehabilitation to performance. She is also an undergraduate neuroscience faculty member at Nova Southeastern University. Her passion as a clinician and educator is to blend the worlds of strength and movement with neuroscience, rehabilitation, and performance.
• 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
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 10 group Zoom meetings (plus 2 optional Q & A sessions w/ Dr. Laura) and ongoing forum discussions related to each module.
You will be asked to spend a minimum of 2 hours/week on upskilling a precision template for your clinic-gym environment.
Welcome and Kickoff
Creating the Profile
Re-Conceptualization of Client Beliefs
Identifying Baselines & Finding the Safe Starting Point
Connecting the Dots from a Person’s Story to a Relatable Plan
The Training Envelope
Finding the sweet spot for adaptation.
General Physical Preparation I
Squat/hinge/lunge & push/pull/carry: The trainable menu - progressions & regressions.
General Physical Preparation II
Work capacity, Frontal Plane, Rotation (& anti-rotation), & Triple flexion/triple extension
The Team Approach
Getting it right.
Working with the older adult population.
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.