Assessing Movement: A contrast in approaches & future directions

Hosted by Stanford Sports Medicine Department


The International Society of Clinical Rehabilitation Specialists/Rehab2Performance



Pr Stuart McGill, Ph.D.

Gray Cook, P.T.

Craig Liebenson, D.C.



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From 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Reception (wine & cheese) hosted by Stanford Sports Medicine Friday evening@ 7:00PM for Registered Guests


On Campus @ Stanford University – The Cemex Auditorium – 655 Knight Way.


Topics Covered:

  • A contrast in approaches: Quantifying movement in controlled & chaotic environments
  • Competency vs Capacity
  • How do we qualify someone for an activity?
  • Can we predict injury risk?
  • The role of movement screening: compass or GPS?
  • The alchemy of training: Which exercises are more primary, what can or cannot be corrected?
  • Roadmap for the future



Our faculty teaches many “hands-on” seminars around the world. This program is unique in that the approaches will be contrasted & controversies discussed openly in a series of talks followed by Q & A  Sessions involving the audience.


$400 – until Friday 1/17/14 (after 1/17/14 – $500)

$325 – Early-Bird by 9/1/13 – EXPIRED

Please note: There is limited enrollment for this course

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Approved for PTs & ATCs

“Approved for CEUs by CPTA (Approval Number 13-268)”

7 contact hours (.7 CEUs) for Physical Therapists.

Approved for CEUs by BOC for ATCs

Approved by for CEUs by NSCA for S&C Coaches

Pending for DCs

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CEUs only approved at this time for S&C Coaches, ATCs & PTs.



Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for this course after October 1, 2013. $50 Processing fee for all refunds prior to Oct 1 will be assessed.

Questions: Please contact Dr Roy Page at

Course Hotel: Sheraton Palo Alto. (800) 325-3535  if in the U.S. or if International. Special Group Rate by asking for L.A. Sports & Spine  Group Discount. Limited # of rooms being held at discounts of $249/night for Thursday & $139/night for Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

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24 Responses to Pr Stuart McGill & Gray Cook P.T. Hosted by Stanford Sports Medicine & ISCRS/R2P

  1. Looks like a fantastic seminar Craig!

  2. Hi Craig
    Will this be hands on at all or will it be mostly PP presentations and demos of principles and methods?

    • Craig Liebenson says:

      “Our faculty teaches many “hands-on” seminars around the world. This program is unique in that the approaches will be contrasted & controversies discussed openly in a series of talks followed by Q & A Sessions involving the audience.” In addition to the talks there will be Demonstrations of clinical decision making. This program is ideally for those people who have already attended “hands-on” programs w/ Pr McGill & Gray Cook, PT.


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  4. Danny Sawaya says:

    This looks amazing. Is this for health professionals or is it open to Personal trainers and strength coaches with a background FMS or DNS etc..?

    • Craig Liebenson says:

      This is for musculoskeletal clinicians as well as fitness trainers, S & C coaches. A background in Pr McGill’s work or FMS, etc is recommended to deeper your understanding. Those that stand to benefit the most are those who have been exposed to BOTH Pr McGill’s work & FMS or SFMA.


  5. Bill Adamson says:

    Hi Craig

    This will be an amazing lecture. I know that there would be a lot interest for such a conference in Australia however it is a little far. Is there any chance of a live stream or a recording of the event that could subsequently be bought?


    • Craig Liebenson says:

      Laree Draper is filming it. A live stream I don’t think we will do, but we can check into it.


      • Nicholas says:

        Agreed. California is far, especially on a student’s budget. For what purposes is Laree Draper filming the seminar? Will those unable to attend have the option to purchase the recording? This would solve many issues and would increase the access of such great material to many students. Access to a recording is worthy of some thought.

        • Laree Draper says:

          I’m so pleased to be a part of this — what a happening event! We’ll be filming for exactly that reason… this will sell out for sure. Even if people live within driving distance, the seating is limited. I’m real happy to be able to make the DVD, and will give it my full attention as soon as the event is over. I’d guess it’ll take a couple of months to get it ready.

  6. Reserved my spot already, just to make sure. I am not thinking this kind of opportunity comes around often, especially in my old stomping grounds. Can’t wait!

  7. Craig,

    I feel fortunate to benefit from you bringing these two minds together and letting us bear witness to what happens. To those if you who will also be in attendance, I am looking forward to meeting you.

    • Craig Liebenson says:

      Thanks for your comments. I think about programs I would want to see myself and just invite everyone I know. The 1st one was in 1987 w/ Dr’s Lewit, Chaitow, Haldeman & more. 1988 was w/ Dr’s Travell, Greenman, Pr Janda, et al.

      Been a great ride!

  8. Will Shiau says:


    I am currently a quarter 3 Chiropractic Student at Palmer West. Do you recommend me to go to this and be exposed and learn? I am very interested in learning more about movement and would be a huge opportunity to see these speakers in person.

    I am just looking for insight and opinions to help me make my decision.

    Thank you!


    • Craig Liebenson says:

      I wouldn’t miss this rare opportunity to see 2 great leaders explain & debate their approaches.


  9. Josh Landis says:

    I will be driving up from LA for sure for this! I’m a personal trainer, and I can’t pass up on this opportunity. Love your guys’ work.

  10. Giovanni Weber says:

    Craig, I have seen a few of your video clips on YouTube . Great work ! Very informative . It’s amazing how many fields are coming together to discuss movement. I would love to be there, but PTA school will keep me away. Did I read it correctly that it will be filmed and out on video, and if so, when ?

  11. Michael says:

    Hopefully this won’t be the only time/location to see these two debating.
    I’d love to see this happen again in Waterloo where Dr. McGill teaches.

  12. Scotty Butcher says:

    Hi Craig – are there still spots available for this? I just came across it today.
    Scotty Butcher, PhD, BScPT, CSCS, RCEP

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