Craig Liebenson, D.C.


Craig Liebenson, D.C.

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Coach Nicole Rodriguez
Coach Nicole Rodriguez


Los Angeles, CA

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Jul 16 2019 - Jul 17 2019



Developing the Foundation: Rehab & Performance Basics

Dr. Craig Liebenson and Coach Nicole Rodriguez are back in LA from July 16-17th at Equinox Sports Club LA!

Course Schedule:
July 16th 6-9PM
July 17th 6-9PM

1-Day or 2-Day ticket options available. Save when you bundle.

DO NOT park at the Equinox parking lot. Instead, please use street parking or there is a garage next door to the club at the below address:
Westwood Gateway Garage:
11100 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Thank you!

Developing the Foundation: Rehab & Performance Basics

Coach Nicole Rodriguez will cover the foundational needs for developing athletes and individuals with a low training age.

We will explore:

Point Systems
Identifying a point system for progressing strength training and a point system for total body power output

How to introduce intensity (low training age)
Cover how to position athletes and teach them how to manage volume & intensity

Categorizing foundational training needs
Putting your training goals into buckets and taking a bird’s eye view to movement training

Dr Liebenson will cover how to identify if current capacity is sufficient to handle required demands

– Is rehab passive care & manual therapy or training in the presence of injury/pain?

– Load management: how to measure it simply & find the individual’s “floor”

– Return to participation & sport criteria (psychological/confidence considerations)

– How to potentiate training goals

showing that “weak links” are often merely inhibited &
mobility deficits are simply over-protective “guarded” areas

Coach Nicole Rodriguez

Teri Nicole Rodriguez is a Human Performance Coach who serves American and International teams and organizations. Most recently, Coach Nicole Rodriguez was the Head of Performance for the Dutch National Volleyball Team, preparing the team for the 2018 World Championships.

From 2012-2017 Nicole joined EXOS, formerly Athletes’ Performance, as a Human Performance Coach and education specialist. She served as the Education Department Head for Team EXOS, a Human Performance Company in Phoenix, AZ who serves the world’s elite athletic populations. Starting in 2012, she supported International Football organizations, Rugby organizations, International Cycling and various American sports. Prior, she worked alongside Michael Boyle in 2006-2012. There, Coach Nicole Rodriguez trained a full spectrum of clients and athletes including NHL, MLB, NFL, Olympic Ice Hockey, amateur athletes and general populations.

Coach Nicole Rodriguez is a movement specialist, who focuses on building on-field and court performance through movement efficiency, player- buy in and various speed-strength applications. She graduated from the University of North Texas, while playing 4 years of competitive softball. Coach Nicole obtained her license in Massage Therapy from the Cortiva Institute in Boston, Massachusetts and holds various certifications and licenses. Currently, Coach Nicole Rodriguez is developing infrastructure and tools for Long Term Athletic Development programs.

Dr. Craig Liebenson

Dr. Liebenson is the Director of L.A. Sports & Spine, a pain management, rehabilitation & performance enhancement center providing one on one musculoskeletal care. He founded the International Society of Clinical Rehabilitation Specialists (ISCRS) in 2002 and guided it until 2017 in it’s current form as Rehab 2 Performance (R2P). Currently he is lead faculty of First Principles of Movement an education program aimed at enhancing health span by addressing the world-wide inactivity crisis.

He is former Adjunct Professor in the School of Chiropractic, Division of Health Sciences at Murdoch University, Perth Australia and consultant for 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.

Dr. Liebenson is the first health care provider in California to receive a Certification of Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) on Achievement of Recognition for Delivery of Quality Back Pain Care. He is collaborated on research on the spinal stabilization system as a Visiting Scholar at Pr. Stuart McGill’s Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo. He began studying with both Dr. Karel Lewit and Pr Vladimir Janda beginning in 1987 and began hosting Pavel Kolar’s programs in the late 1990’s.

Dr. Liebenson publishes extensively and is the editor of  the book/DVD Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner’s Manual (2nd ed), 2007, DVD series Yoga & Ergonomics; Core Stability Training; & Functional-Performance Training and the The Functional Training Handbook (2014). He has had books published into Spanish, Greek, Portugese, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. He worked as team chiropractor for the N.B.A. Los Angeles Clippers from 2005-2009, consulted with the M.L.B. Arizona Diamondbacks, N.F.L. Seattle Seahawks, and Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group. He serves on the Health Advisory Board for Equinox worldwide luxury fitness gyms.

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