FPM Mentorship
Program

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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: 2023 - Cohort 8.0
First Zoom Meeting: TBA (program will include 10 Sunday & 2 optional mid-week Zooms)
End date: TBA
Cost: 5 installments of $360 (discounts available for New DC/DO/PT/AT grads within 2 years of matriculation)

Suggested Preparation:
• Participation on the FPM Facebook page
• Watch FREE High-Value Webinar series - Access now.
• Knowledge Translation: Putting Evidence into Practice to build a Precision Program (FREE if you're accepted into the Mentorship!)

Additional Recommendations:
• FPM-Prepare Seminar Online - Purchase.
• Rehabilitation of the Spine (3rd edition) - Purchase book.

Mentorship includes a series of 1:1 Zoom calls with Teaching Assistants who have been through the Mentorship to identify your specific goals for the program & to track your progress achieving them.

“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 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

 

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)

Faculty

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.

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Lead 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.

Assistant Faculty

Donald Mull, D.C.

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.

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

4-Block / 10-Module Program

Curriculum

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.

Block 1

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

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Module 7

General Physical Preparation II

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

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Block 4

Scalable Principles for Your Community: Putting it Together

Module 8

The Team Approach

Getting it right.

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Module 9

Sustainable Athleticism

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Module 10

Healthy Longevity

Working with the older adult population.

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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
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  1. Interview with Dr. Liebenson 21st Century Physio Podcast 58:15
  2. Interview with Dr. Liebenson Move Without Limits Podcast - Reload 35:56
  3. Donald Mull - Playing Within the Constraints Be A Better PT Podcast 44:08
  4. Interview with Dr. Ryan Chow The Coach's Playground 50:31
  5. Dr. Liebenson - The Motion is the Lotion The Coach U Podcast 1:17:29
  6. David Joyce, Dr. Craig Liebenson, & More - "Most Underrated & Most Overrated Method Or Exercise." Athletes Authority ON AIR 50:54
  7. Dr. Don Berry | Strength Is Life RAW with Marty Gallagher 1:33:22
  8. Stefi Cohen - Becoming A Master Of The Mundane Hybrid Unlimited Podcast 32:41
  9. Under The Bar | Ep.8 Dr. Craig Liebenson Athletes Authority ON AIR 38:12