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About Us

A systematic Way of Thinking

“First principles thinking is the act of boiling a process down to the fundamental parts that you know are true and building up from there.”

Over 2000 years ago, Aristotle defined a first principle as “the first basis from which a thing is known.”

“When we’re faced with complex problems, we default to thinking like everybody else. First principles thinking is a powerful way to help you break out of this herd mentality, think outside the box and innovate completely brand new solutions to familiar problems.”

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, says there’s a better way to innovate: start with a blank slate and use first principles.

The FPM concepts & philosophy are evidence-based & practical. They bridge the gap from research to practice for reduction of injury risk; accelerated rehab; prevention of chronicity;  performance enhancement; & health span promotion.

This knowledge translation occurs through our unique Lab Immersion Experience. A combination of self-study resources; interactive live problem-based active learning presentations; and hands-on workshops.

“Don’t be a slave of the methods. The methods should serve the goals.” Dr Karel Lewit

“Time spent in assessment will save time in management.” Pr Vladimir Janda

— Dr. Craig Liebenson, D.C., Founder