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)
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.
• 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
• 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 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.
Creating the Profile I
A client-centered vs cookie cutter approach.
Creating the Profile II
Creating the Profile III
Identifying the baseline floor (belief, competency, or capacity).
Creating the Profile IV
Bridging the gap from current capacity shortfall to required capacity demand.
The Movement Prep
“My assessment is watching a person warm up.” - Dan Pfaff
General Physical Preparation I
Squat/hinge/lunge: The trainable menu - progressions & regressions.
General Physical Preparation II
Push/pull/carry: The trainable menu - progressions & regressions.
General Physical Preparation III
Triple flexion/triple extension, rotation, work capacity.
Lowering your biological age.
Youth Athletic Development
Foundational movement skills.
Creating a Team
Staying in your lane while avoiding a silo mentality.
Principles of Advanced Training
Biomotor adaptations, performance and recovery options.