Philadelphia 10.28-10.29

Precision Programming: The Person-Centered Approach

A 2-day hands-on & interactive, collaborative seminar to help put FPM concepts into action.

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Key Takeaways

What You Will Learn

You CAN be successful AND provide quality, person-centered healthcare and fitness. Learn how to build your dream practice from our team - who have done it all over the country in the most competitive markets of Miami, NYC, LA, and San Diego. In an industry where provider burnout, patients given underdosed and low level rehab experiences, and the separation of training and rehab are the norm, we want to show you how it doesn't have to be. 

Being confident helping complex cases takes a ton of practice. This is your opportunity to learn directly from our playbook, in person, during this 2-day experience. Our goal is to show you how limitless client and patient care is when you  focus on listening to the person's story, learn about their current capacities and tolerances, learn about the capacities and tolerances required for what they need to do on the field and in their life, and address the gaps between the two. The freedom of escaping diagnosis-driven care is what it's all about.

We are able to expose people to their abilities to do more than they ever thought possible - instead of parroting societal ideas of hurt = harm, aging and physical decline are inevitable and there's nothing you can do about it, bodies break down and are fragile, etc. We have a playbook and principles to guide us with any person who walks in our door - care is not diagnosis driven, but human-centric. 

Basic themes this weekend: How can we build greater tolerance to valued activities? What is the role of graded exposures (especially to feared stimuli)?

  1. How to address people’s desire to know the cause of their pain.
  2. How to address people’s expectations for passive care/recovery work or feeling that they are too sensitive to exercise
  3. How to build trust through relatedness in goal setting – ie achieving “sense making” & an infinite game mindset
  4. How to create a checklist for a screen of fundamental movement literacies from which to determine a safe starting point for exercise
  5. How to build a resilient mindset for addressing lifestyle pain triggers that predispose, precipitate, & perpetuate pain
  6. How to link strength training to an individual’s Key Performance Indicators for the activities they value (eg their identity)
  7. How to utilize trainable menus of basic training elements to find each person’s sweet zone for recoverable adaptation
  8. How to support the process of behavior change through flare-ups & plateaus by focusing on landmarks over timelines.
  9. How to create sustainable consistency with physical activity through nudges, community, debriefs, etc.
  10. Learn how to tie different systems & methods together efficiently.
  11. Observe case studies followed by Interactive discussion & problem-solving for your population.

  12. Make training fun: How to hide “the skill in the drill” – gamification & the ecological approach.

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. 

“It was not about learning the one best exercise. It’s the hope for the future & what I’m looking forward to do with my practice. The H word & teach that to others. For all of us in there today that hope that we have.”

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“This was my third time taking the course... even though it's the same course, they change it up and you're always going to leave learning something different."

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“I've come to every workshop every time you come to the east coast.... You retain something different every time."

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“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.

Learn to design environments to move from a transactional to a transformational experience.

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

CEUs will not be provided.


Saturday 10.28

Sunday 10.29


More Than Movement
526 Brown Street
Philadelphia PA 19123

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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.

Faculty & Location

Every attempt will be made to offer the course as advertised. However, sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances a faculty or location change may be required.

Please note that the number of faculty is determined by enrollment.

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.

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.

Assistant Faculty

Katie Dabrowski, D.P.T.

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.

Our Goal

What does FPM add to the Health & Fitness space?

Our aim at FPM is to help people see that we all have to train for the game.

We’re older younger because we are inactive. The silver lining of MSK pain is learning we’re bioplastic – we adapt. Appropriate stress stimuli resilence. “It’s not the load that breaks us down, but the load we’re not prepared for” Tim Gabbett.

This is why we teach that “rehab is training in the presence of injury” – Phil Glasgow


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