Melbourne 12.10-12.11

Precision Programming: The Person-Centered Approach

A 2-day hands-on seminar to help put FPM concepts into action.

Early bird discount - save $100. After July 29 the price will go up to $800.

Key Takeaways

What You Will Learn

This course is designed to bridge the proverbial gap and run full speed across it when it comes to blending strength & conditioning and rehab principles. We’re here to provide an systematic framework rather than a rigid protocol or dogmatic approach to working with the human being in front of you to create a program or plan of care that is 100% designed for them.

  1. How to create a positive experience with movement to empower your client or patient.
  2. How to screen fundamental movement literacies with a body weight Movement Prep.
  3. Identifying over-protective client behaviors (excessive guarding, breath holding, rigid movements, etc.) & how to use graded exposures to dispel fear avoidance beliefs.
  4. How to develop your Coach’s Eye (eg. Talk Test, biomechanics, eccentric control, loss of concentric power).
  5. How to create a Functional Dashboard for navigating goal attainment – determine what matters, measure what matters, then change what matters.
  6. How to deploy Rep Maxes (RMs), Reps in Reserve (RIR), and RPE in your programming.
  7. Internal versus external cuing – what is the debate?
  8. How to vary the environment or task to drive gains more efficiently.
  9. How to find the “Hardest thing you do well” nested to the person’s floor – the gap analysis.
  10. Make training fun: How to hide “the skill in the drill” – gamification.

What can you expect?

Course Previews

Get a taste of what we’ll be doing at the live Lab Immersion.

Highlights from sold-out programs in NYC, Chicago, New Jersey, and LA. 

“They're some of the sharpest minds in the physical therapy and fitness world."

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“I feel like you guys gave me freedom this weekend... it's the bigger picture, which is a human helping a human have hope, in order to function in the world."

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Key Info

About the Program

A 2-day hands-on seminar to help put FPM concepts into action.

This program is primarily an active workshop. Prepare for a lab immersion experience!

CEUs will not be provided.


Saturday 12.10

Sunday 12.11


Core Advantage Athletic Development
39 Cleeland Rd,
Oakleigh South VIC 3167

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Cancellation Policy

Please be advised, all purchases are final sale. In the event that the course needs to be postponed, you will be given as much notice as possible & can apply a credit to a future seminar.

Photo Release

There will likely be a photographer or film crew at the event. By signing up for a ticket, you understand that you may appear in photographs or film footage from the event.

Refund Policy

All sales are final.


Meet the Instructors



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.

Assistant 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.



• Mastery mindset – how to translate & implement new knowledge

• Create a community of change makers committed to promoting sustainable athleticism & healthy longevity

• Learn how to tie different systems & methods together efficiently

• Learn to connect the dots from the client’s story to an actionable program to maximize buy-in

• Observe LIVE problem solving & reasoning

• Why delaying strength training in rehab creates a slippery slope

• How to turn every exercise into an assessment

• How to find the sweet spot between “too little too late” & “too much too soon” to maximize results

• Landmarks vs Timelines – let’s have this discussion


Hear from Our Attendees

"Spent the weekend collaborating with amazing clinicians and coaches. Thank you for exceeding expectations with this weekend.

This weekend emphasized that patient care is centered on the individual in front of you, promotes resiliency instead of fragility, is positive and encouraging, appropriately loads instead of under-doses movement, and dispels nocebos that create fear of movement."

"I think one important concept you two both do so well and that is integrated throughout the coursework is giving the tools to make collaborating with a coach as a clinician or with a clinician as a coach a much easier process.

The content and community fosters an environment where collaboration is encouraged at the benefit of the client. The process of the profile and the power of the audit process and history taking in the BPS lens provides everyone with a universal language with the 4 principles of reassurance, reactivation, adaptation, variability as the North Star."

"This is my third FPM seminar, and I always learn SO many new concepts and skills each time that I can immediately put into practice.

It’s invigorating to be in a room with so many other coaches and clinicians (trainers, PTs, chiros, massage therapists, movement specialists ect) who all share the common goals"

"I've had 25 sessions in the past two days and the energy that I've brought to those sessions has been categorically different compared to sessions prior to this course and mentorship. 'You already have the skillset. Now learn the mindset'"

"I had so much fun last weekend and came back so fired up and ready to roll on Monday. I so very much appreciate coming back and feeling rejuvenated and ready to Implement things I’ve learned!

I feel like I learned a lot about figuring out the difference between rep maxes, reps in reserve, and RPE. Because I don’t have an actual training background, these things are really useful to me. In addition, watching you and Ryan in action taking clients through with external cuing and putting them in the environment really helps me to learn and retain how to do it with my own patients. That’s what really puts it together for me.

I can’t wait to come to another seminar.

Thanks for relighting my fire! 🙏🏼🔥"

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COVID-19 Information

FPM has currently started to gradually resume Face to Face workshops. We are fully aware of the fluid nature of the pandemic. We will continue to closely monitor local guidelines for travel, social gatherings, masking, social distancing, symptom & temperature checks, negative Covid-19 testing and/or vaccination requirements.

Please know that we will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and will make the best decisions possible for our participants’ health and public safety

  1. Interview with Katie Dabrowski DPT Sports Science Dudes Podcast 57:49
  2. Katie Dabrowski - Understand Pain & Be the Voice that Makes a Difference Move Without Limits Podcast 37:48
  3. Dr. Ryan Chow - U Are Not Fragile The Coach U Podcast 1:01:24
  4. Interview with Dr. Liebenson 21st Century Physio Podcast 58:15
  5. Donald Mull - Playing Within the Constraints Be A Better PT Podcast 44:08
  6. Dr. Liebenson - The Motion is the Lotion The Coach U Podcast 1:17:29
  7. David Joyce, Dr. Craig Liebenson, & More - "Most Underrated & Most Overrated Method Or Exercise." Athletes Authority ON AIR 50:54
  8. Dr. Don Berry | Strength Is Life RAW with Marty Gallagher 1:33:22