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Highlight Reels

  • Lab Immersion Highlights: NYC

  • Lab Immersion Highlights: Chicago

Preview the Course

  • Precission Programming in New Jersey

  • Precision Programming in NYC

  • Precision Programming in Chicago
  • Precision Programming in Los Angeles



Craig Liebenson

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

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.

More Testimonials

  • Danielle Campbell, PT

  • Gabo Martinez, DC

  • Kelli Nelson, DC

About the Program

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

CEUs will not be provided.


Saturday 1.8

Sunday 1.9

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


  • 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
  • Grand Rounds - observing  LIVE cases to see problem solving and reasoning.
  • Why delaying GPP in rehab creates a slippery slope
  • How to find the sweet spot between “too little too late” & “too much too soon”
  • Landmarks vs Timelines - let’s have this discussion

What You Will Learn

  1. How to deploy Rep Maxes (RMs), Reps in Reserve (RIR), and RPE in your programming
  2. How to develop your Coach's Eye (eg. Talk Test, eccentric control, loss of concentric power)
  3. Identifying overprotective client behaviors (excessive guarding, rigid movements, etc.)
  4. Internal versus external cuing - what is the debate?
  5. How to vary the environment or task to drive gains more efficiently
  6. How to find the “Hardest thing you do well” nested to the person’s floor - the gap analysis
  7. How to create a Functional Dashboard to navigating goal attainment
  8. How to use graded exposures to dispel fear avoidance beliefs in fragilista clients
  9. Barriers to recovery other than exercise programming
  10. How to hide the skill in the drill

"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."

Donald Mull, D.C. 
San Diego, CA

"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! 🙏🏼🔥"

Kelli Nelson, DC  CCSP

"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'"

Nick Perugini, PT, DPT

"Every time I hear you all speak my language with my patients becomes more natural, I learn new ways to present things and to covertly challenge negative belief patterns. 

These past three days I have been cueing less and they have been learning more. 

I have been transitioning patients away from MDT repeated movements faster with more efficacy.

With FPM this past year our office has progressed from not having answers to chronic pain non-mechanically responsive issues to being a place where we are having great outcomes on patients that previously had tried everything. I’m loving working with these patients now even more than before. I feel like FPM marries so well with so many of the concepts I learned from World of Hurt and Annie O. Between FPM, MDT, and World of hurt I have never felt more prepared."

Sam Pare, DC

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.


Hybrid Performance Method Gym (Powerlifting champion Stefi Cohen, PT's gym)
576 NW 27th Street
Miami, Florida 33127

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"Thank you so much for this weekend, not only did I learn a lot, but I also left with a HUGE sense of reassurance that I am on the right career path :)

Here's to getting people feeling better!"

– Christine Torde, Trainer

“What a weekend!! Learning from these two rockstars and all of the other coaches and clinicians who want to break the status quo. If you want to go far, go together!”

– John Ly, PT

More Testimonials

Marlon Taduran, Trainer

“I’ve taken many courses in the past, but this course really packaged together decades of experience and the integral approach to rehab and training! Highly recommend.”

Abby Schwartz, Trainer

"The seminar I experienced in NJ went above and beyond my expectations. There were so many important topics we learned that everyone should be informed about.”

Matt Sauerhoff, Trainer

"After 14 years in the industry and loving every second of it, I feel even more excited today than I did 14 years ago. Feeling great and inspired by your passion, expertise and energy. Thank you again”

Joel Gyimesi, DC

“Thanks again Ryan for you, your team, and Craig for putting on an awesome session this weekend!

I can’t wait to get back and deploy these applications and information with my clients.”

Jenna Langhans, Trainer

“Thank you so much for an amazing seminar Craig!! So grateful for everything we learned today, especially because I get to try it on my parents to help them move better.”

Miles Colaprete, DC

“Thank you so very much for your time and expertise. Your energy and positivity has buoyed my own.”

Nicole Killmer, Trainer

“Mindblowing weekend of learning from the best of the best.”