Dr Liebenson teaches the 48 hour “Prague School to Athletic Development” (PS2AD)  seminar series:

Upcoming Schedule of courses presented or hosted

by Dr Liebenson

 

 

2017

January 27-29 Washington, DC PS2AD – Extremities – Part B contact Dynamic Sport Performance – Contact Rekha Ayalur – rayalur@hotmail.com or Darius Gilbert -Dariusg65@gmail.com

February 17-18 FEDA Personal Training International Meeting Leon, Spain

March 17-19 – Seoul, S Korea – PS2AD – Part A – Dr Hang Jin Kim – drkimhangjin@gmail.com or Inho Kim – mpi2015@naver.com

March 31-April 2 – PS2AD-Part B Holland Contact – mark@designed2move.nl register at http://www.designed2move.nl/prague-school-to-athletic-development-extremities-partb/

April 21-23 – Buffalo, NY – PS2AD-A: Core Contact Dr Michael Geraci – mgeraci7@gmail.com

register by going to geracispineandsports.com and clicking on professional education.

June 2-4 – Tokyo PS2AD – Extremities – Part B Contact Kaori Tani – kaori@somatic-systems.com or register at https://kinetikos.jp/store/product/2284

June 9-11 –  Toronto – PS2AD-Extremities – Part B Contact RED (Natalie Sidorkewicz)  – natalie@redelivery.ca or www.REDelivery.ca

July 8 – NYC Primer – The Posterior Chain – FLEXNY 8:30-12:30 – contact –  Kimberly Caspare DPT – kim@phlexnyc.com

July 9 – NYC Primer – The Posterior Chain – CATALYST 9:00-1:00 – contact – Kathy Dooley – drkathydooley@gmail.com

July 11 – Hospital for Special Surgery – 3:00-7:00 Closed Course for Joel Press, MD Physiatrist-in-Chief

 

July 28-30 – Chicago – Perform Better Summit

August 19,20 – UCLA 4th Annual Summer Event with special guest, Brian Carroll- Clinic to Performance – Athletic Sustainability

Sept 8-10 – Alexandria, VA – PS2AD-C:Mobility:  The role of tuning afferents according to Dr Lewit & Pr Janda

 – contact Dynamic Sport Performance – Contact Rekha Ayalur – rayalur@hotmail.com or Darius Gilbert -Dariusg65@gmail.com Register at http://www.kettlebellstronginva.com/media/prague-school-to-athletic-development-ps2ad-seminar-with-dr-craig-liebenson/

Sept 1-3 – Taiwan – PS2AD – Part A Contact Анастасія (Ashlee) Su – anastasia.su.0413@gmail.com Course Registration
Sept 15-17 – Calgary – PS2AD-Part A Contact RED (Natalie Sidorkewicz)  – natalie@redelivery.ca or www.REDelivery.ca

Sept 21-23 – Equinox Advisory Council Board Meeting

October 20-22 – Chicago  – PS2AD-Part B Contact RED (Natalie Sidorkewicz)  – natalie@redelivery.ca or www.REDelivery.ca

Nov 3-5 (tentative) Craig Liebenson’s 11th Annual program @ EXOS inquire – craigliebensondc@gmail.com

Nov 10-12 – Seoul, S Korea – PS2AD – Part B – Dr Hang Jin Kim – drkimhangjin@gmail.com or Inho Kim – mpi2015@naver.com

Nov 17-19 – Beijing, China PS2AD-C:Mobility:  The role of tuning afferents according to Dr Lewit & Pr Janda –  Contact Tom Zhao <opuh@sina.com>

Recent Webinar on Prague School to Athletic Development & Link on Clinical Audit Process

 “The webinar was perfect-as expected, Craig as always passionate and brilliant speaker.”

Dalius Barkauskas, M.D.

Lithuanian Olympic team chief medical officer

Video of Grand Rounds in Toronto October 22,23, 2011
I want to thank Dr Phil Snell for filming & videotaping this in Toronto for Dr Glen Harris .

Prague School to Athletic Development Series

A 9 Day Program Typically Taught in three 3 Day Courses with two 1 Day  Recaps 

PS2AD Learning Series
1. Trunk Stability & Rehab of the Spine – 18 hours
 Recap – 8 hours
2. Extremities: The Kinetic Chain  & Functional Training – 18 hours
 Recap – 8 hours
3. Mobilizations: The Joint by Joint Approach according to Dr Lewit – 18 hours

Highlights of PS2AD are:

Course A – Core

  • The Prague School of Lewit & Janda: What was revolutionary about they’re functional approach?
  • Software/hardware – pathology vs morphology & false +’s
  • The value of the anti-fragile methodology of minimal downside risk
  • Role  & limitations of symptomatic & passive care
  • Exercise as Medicine: ‘no strain no gain’
  • Quality vs quantity – Janda, Cook & beyond
  • Mindset & recovery: Load management & injury prediction
  • The History: Identification of Key Performance Indicators & expected capacity
  • The Functional Exam: Identification of required capacity &  pain triggers
  • Bridging the gap between capacity & demands – REHAB!
  • How to avoid overcorrecting: Progressions from stability to strength
  • Clinical Audit Process: the key role of Analysis in the Assess-Analyze-Correct-Reassess approach
  • Sparing strategies & the hip hinge
  • Time under tension: The key role of ankle & core stiffness – our “springs”
  • Evolutionary (& developmental) underpinning of upright posture: how adaptation occurs
  • Primal re-sets as a movement prep
  • Why are hip & T-spine mobility so crucial?
  • Isolation, integration or improvisation – The discovery proccess in learning – Feldenkrais
  • Anti-flexion & anti-rotation training
  • 3 block periodized isometric core programming
  • Is it incorrect to correct?: External vs internal cues in facilitating skill acquisition
  • Self-correcting exercises & coaching like a caveman
  • Fear-avoidance beliefs, threat & “guarded” movements – how graded exposure to feared stimuli de-sensitizes movement patterns

Course B – EXTREMITIES

  • The importance of sensory function of the foot
  • Re-educating the spring & arch functions of the foot
  • Plantar fascitis & forward drawn posture
  • Single leg & frontal plane training – avoiding “energy leaks”
  • Stretch-shortening cycle, eccentrics & elastic training
  • Overuse syndromes: state of the art
  • The hip-knee connection (oblique bridge & Vojta)
  • The posterior chain: gluteal amnesia is it a thing?
  • Split stance: strap training
  • Kettle bell carries – QL/Gl medius for knee & shoulder syndromes
  • The role of the core in addressing shoulder impingment patterns
  • Prying: upper quarter tweaks to facilitate lower quarter function
  • The T4 “dead zone”
  • The prehensile visual target system
  • The nuchal line & posterior fascial chain
  • Rolling, eye movements, cylinder function & the humerus as punctum fixum
  • Baby get-up to Turkish get-up to Russian kicks

Course C –  

Mobility:  The role of tuning afferents according to Dr Lewit & Pr Janda

  • Joint by joint approach starting from the ground up (from MTPs to TMJ)
  • The role of joint dysfunction in faulty movement patterns
  • Synergist substitution & relative tightness: are tight traps a key link or trap?
  • Irradiation & potentiation: prioritizing movement preps for efficiency
  • Acc. to Gray Cook does a stiff area on passive & active testing always require mobilization?
  • How manual therapists & trainers can work together in athlete-centered management
  • Post-isometric relaxation methods for inhibition of tight muscles & joint mobilization
  • Traction, springing & joint oscillations
  • Fascial release according to Lewit
  • Exteroceptive therapy
  • Scars as sabateurs
  • The fibular head & tight hamstrings
  • The painful coccyx post-partem pain
  • The pelvic floor & sacrotuberous ligament
  • Psoas & QL in trunk rotation dysfunction
  • Respiratory & visual synkinesis
  • Ideal manipulative therapy methods & ADL training (fall prevention/rising from sitting) for acute care or the elderly
  • Distinguishing neuromuscular from connective tissue sources of hypertonus
  • Dizzyness & post-concussion syndrome
  • TMJ, speech & eye movements

Dr Liebenson also teaches  the Bridge the Gap 1 day Update program

The PS2AD series is an ideal prep for changing one’s paradigm from 
  1. Symptom-based (palliative) to a focus on the Source of pain in the kinetic chain
  2. Passive to Active (self-care oriented)
  3. Doctor-Centered to Patient/Athlete-Centered
  4. Output-based to outcome-based
  5. Hardware (structural) to software (functional)
Goal: to learn how to efficiently focus on reversible functional pathologies of the motor system (i.e. key painless dysfunctions)
 As Pavel Tsatsouline says “You are strong when you can make the hard easy”. Therefore it is all about EFFICIENCY. That is what we teach.
Other courses strongly recommended to learn how to master PS2AD are –
Dr Jason Brown’s Skills Review/Accelerated Rehab
FMS/SFMA
DNS
McGill
Perform Better
Lorimer Mosely
These will benchmark any Rehab or Performance specialist in their community. It empowers your team, office, patients & athletes. Why? Because it is goal driven. We identify the patient/athlete’s goals & find the “silent killers” blocking their path. Then we set intermediate goals which are measurable, relevant (i.e. functional) & achievable. This engenders “off the chart” levels of patient/athlete satisfaction since the key to happiness is achievement of relevant goals.

Detailed outlines are here.

Course Testimonials are here and here.

PS2AD-A Course – Portland

“You have a fascinating model. Thanks again, great class” – Marc Heller, DC
“A great weekend and proud to be part of a group of clinicians, coaches, and trainers taking up their game.”
Chris Duffin, World Record Holder in the Dead Lift
“A breath of fresh air” – Kyle Buth
“I feel like I just upgraded from flint to matches.” – John Parker

PS2AD-A Course – Holland

“I WANTED TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU. I HAVE A MASTER’S DEGREE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY, I AM A CHIROPRACTOR, AND SOON TO BE PHD. FOR MOST PEOPLE, THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH EDUCATION IN THE MUSCULOSKELETAL FIELD, NO? YET, YOUR SEMINAR LEFT ME WITH THE FEELING OF A HIGH SCHOOL KID: I REALIZE I KNOW SO LITTLE, AND HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN. BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT: THIS DOES NOT LEAVE ME FRUSTRATED, BUT FUELS MY ENTHUSIASM TO BECOME THE BEST I CAN BE. BRING IT ON!!! THANKS FOR YOUR INSPIRATION. – LUC AILLIET PT, DC/ TEAM CHIROPRACTOR RSCANDERLECHT
“VERY MOTIVATIONAL AND INFORMATIVE FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS, ESPECIALLY CREATING PATIENT INDEPENDENCE…BRILLIANT TO BE PART OF WHAT IS LEADING THE TRUTH ABOUT MOVEMENT, FORWARD!” – JACOB STEYN, DC

 

PS2AD-B course – Seattle

“Thank you for coming to the NW this past weekend and sharing more of your knowledge and insights to help us continue to bridge the gap between rehab and performance.”- John Jackson MS, ATC/L, CES
“Thank you once again for sharing your knowledge!” – Kelly Vanhove
“Thank you for the class this weekend. It was informative, inspiring, and fun. Every time I leave one of your classes, I have many new tools to use right away, but more importantly I have new ideas to pursue on my own.  Also, I wanted to mention that after 8 months of waking up every morning with low back pain, something we did this weekend “magically” allowed me to sleep in this morning with almost no pain. I know, it’s neurology, not magic.:)” – Calah Tenney

PS2AD-A- Seoul, Korea

“Excellent lecture, memorable quotes and Dr. Liebenson’s Passion! Thank you all.” — Dr Kim (PhD.PT)-
 “It was fantastic experience I’ve ever had before. Can’t wait next course. – Ray (PT)-
 Great workshop! but, three-day course was not enough for me.” – Kang, (PT) –
 “It was great to attend your workshop!I’ve learned a lot from you. Thank you so much.”- Lee (Pilates instructor) –
“Thank you for your great teaching. Looking forward to seeing you again in next year.” – Danny Park

PS2AD-B Course – Winnipeg

“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE! EXTREMELY GRATEFUL AND BEYOND EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE. SEE EVERYONE SOON.” – ELISABETH PANG
“I HAVE SEEN YOU SPEAK A FEW TIMES IN WINNIPEG AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER. THANKS AGAIN HAD A GREAT TIME.” – JUDY CHESTER
“LOVE THE PASSION YOU HAVE!” – JAMIE ROBERTSON, PT

PS2AD-B Course – Philadelphia

“Great weekend course.  I was flying on Monday. ”   – Jason Weber, DC
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for a great and extremely valuable weekend. It was my privilege and pleasure to spend these three days learning and practicing many useful skills and techniques presented by you. It is weekends like this that remind me why after all these years I still love what i do. I would also like to thank you for rejuvenating my staff and bringing them the same excitement and enthusiasm that I experience every time after taking a course with you. ” – Arkady Lipnitsky, DC Brooklyn, NY
“Craig Liebenson’s performance was exceptional well above his usually level of excellence! Great Seminar! Great Instructor! Great Material! Great Experience!” – George Petruska, DC, DACBR Past-President ACRB
“Thanks for the great seminar this weekend!!!”   – Michael Mulvaney, DC
“It was such an honor to have Craig Liebenson return to the Philly area for an amazing conference! I also appreciate all of the like-minded professionals who attended the seminar & share the same passion as I do regarding functional assessment/rehab. – Robin Musselman, DC
“What a weekend of learning!” – Joseph Spaulding, DC

 

PS2AD-B Course Oslo, Norway

“Inspired”  – Anette Tryti
 “Great weekend with lots of food for thought! Thank you for an enlightening seminar!”- Oistein Holm Haagensen
 “Thanks to Craig and all you good people taking part in this great learning experience – Per Aspera ad Astra”
Jakob Lothe, President Norwegian Chiropractic Association
 Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise, what a great weekend!” – Hege Herstad
“Great weekend!” – Morten Bøgseth
“Thank you for yet another great seminar this weekend!! Very INSPIRING”  – Cecilie K Øverås

PS2AD-B Portland, OR

“What an amazing course, yet again with the amazing Craig Liebenson! You are truly inspirational! Amazing group of individuals from all aspects to bridge the gap from rehab to performance!!!” – Mychal  Manning, PT
 “Thank you for an amazing weekend! I absolutely love your energy, passion, wit and enthusiasm for life and what you do! Thank you for inspiring me to be the best I can be so I can be of better service! I am fired up! Thanks again!” – Beth Rizer
 “I was just writing to thank you for a truly wonderful weekend… until your course I had been caught up in fixing the problems. I had not really thought about trying to function better without pain. I truly hope you understand how thankful I am to be able to work with you this weekend. You have helped me discover something that I’ve spent years searching for; something that I almost gave up on, believing it to be an unrealistic goal.
Thank you for coming to Portland. I  have learned so much more about the body, how to assess it, how to spot the problem, and how to fix it. Though it will take me a while to practice and perfect my skill… your class is the foundation for my ability to be the chiropractor that, from the beginning, I’ve been searching for. I  sincerely want to thank you for coming out to teach us.” – Chelsea Albright
“Adam and I had amazing break throughs in terms of using assessments, picking an exercise from the WOD list and treating a painless dysfunction. It was so good to see you work out cases and give us a model of how to apply the things we learned. A million thank you’s. Look forward to seeing you again. We had a blast. – Kyle Caleb Buth & Adam Cory

All programs are interactive, problem-solving workshops. You can start with any course, but if you don’t start with “Faulty Movement Patterns” make plans to take it as soon as possible since functional assessment is the foundation for all other programs.

See Video introducing new on-line CEU program

Interviews with Dr Liebenson & attendees about program 

Videos of Grand Rounds in Toronto October 22,23, 2011

Flexion Intolerant Sciatica Case 

 


 

Toronto’s Seminar Q & A (April, 2011)

 

“Thank you so much for the wonderful seminar this past weekend and for all that you do for the profession.  We NEED more DC’s like you…..and this course really helps! –  Joe Olivacz, DC  Bel Air. Maryland
“Thank you  for an incredibly informative and practical workshop. I tried the contralateral resistance hip flexion you showed us….and it workedwonderfully. The patient asked “why does it hurt less?” I just about laughed out loud.” – Russell Therrien, CA/R, MQT
“How wonderful to benefit from the work of many pioneers with your added experience all in one.  I admired your professionalism in your
presentation and your answers.  Remaining positive in all aspects is refreshing and enables you to stand out among your peers.  My patients will
receive better care in the future because of what I learned this weekend.  Thank you. – Kathryn Hodges, D.C. Arnold, MD


“Thank you for a great seminar in Copenhagen! We learned a lot and we were inspired to learn a lot more :-) and we started implementing what you taught us monday morning.”

Troels Simonsen, Denmark

 

“What an amazing week practicing. Just implementing a few things on current patients has had a profound impact thanks to you. To top it off I’ve worked on myself with the things you suggested and feel physically reenergized!! Just a short while ago I considered that at 46 I was physically starting to feel my job as a chiro after 19 years. I was even considering a clinician position at Chiro college, But now I’m feeling a renewed energy on all levels…and thats from a guy who’s worked out his whole life. Thanks!! Greg Huron

“My business has been built on treating patients as I would want to be treated…After 23 years of practice, I am refreshed to meet a practitioner who shares my sentiments and offers so much validation and willing to share this knowledge.” Andrew Ilowitz, DC Westport, CT


“We were blessed to learn from you!It was such a great pleasure to attend your seminar this past weekend in Toronto. I was truly inspired thank you so much for all you do for our great profession!” Kathy Dooley

“The seminar was educational and inspiring. I love the concept of forgetting about the reps and concentrating on form/function and just doing it.” Tobias Chung

“What a great weekend! Rehabilitation of the Athlete definitely opened my eyes to changes that need to be addressed both as future clinician and a S & C coach. Thanks for such an amazing seminar!!!” Jas Randawa

“The principles and methodologies are so inspiring that I just can’t stop learning!” David Wu

“Thanks for putting on such an amazing seminar this past weekend! It was inspiring and educational.” Jennifer Lau

“Thanks very much for your honest and authentic presentation this weekend.” David Gryfe

“It was a pleasure to learn from you. I believe this is just the start for me with all the amazing things you have brought to life from your written material to seminar form. For someone that has so much knowledge and experience you are extremely humble and helpful, which I’m sure everyone is hooked on.” Monica Chada

Look for further details about upcoming programs in  Winnipeg (11/4-6/2011).

“I just wanted to thank you again for showing me the power and importance of a functional screen and clinical audit process.  I had two patients this morning that have had chronic LBP.  They had faulty movements with the squat and I corrected that and worked with them on the McGill big three.  Following the treatment their pain had improved significantly.  They were smiling again and before I could tell them to continue with the squat training and McGill exercises at home they asked me if it would be okay to do the exercises at home.  That is certainly a first, but I guess that is the power of the CAP and functional screen.” Shawn Engell D.C. – Brantford, Ontario

“Thanks doc for the workshop, fantastic!”Marie Silva (trainer) – Milan, Italy

“The seminar was amazing and I took away a lot of clinical pearls.”Jas Randhawa BSc, CSCS – Toronto, Ontario

“First patiënt in this morning and I am assessing. Feels good for me and THE patient! Thanks Craig.”Michael Schotte, DC, MSc Belgium

“Your program was amazing. I’ve started to practice your principle on monday with great success. It works and is really fun. What you showed me really impressed me, and was something that I’ve never seen”Tommaso Barruca, DC – Milan, Italy

“Thank you for all the help on my back. Sometimes things stick a little more in your mind when you feel the benefits on yourself. Great seminar. Thank you.”Mandy de Beer, DO – Essex, England

 

“Thank you again for a great seminar. You offered so much practical information that can be applied in any practice right away. I will be opening my practice soon, and although I don’t have it all mastered yet it is empowering to have this knowledge that you have shared.”

~ Dr. Chris Hubbard – WI

“I want to thank you for all of your hard work throughout the years which brought you and our profession to this point. All of my career I have been looking for more and could never seem to find it. I think I have found it now!”

~ Dr. Amy O’Donnell – Greenwich, CT

“Lots of hands-on. Dr. Liebenson is a phenomenal instructor and role model.”

~ Joseph Pavin, DC

Great presentation! I greatly appreciate all the work you do for the field of rehab and especially for our profession.

~ Yong Kim, DC, CCSP, ART, Sacramento, CA

 

“Thanks again for the awesome course last weekend.”

— Lori Benner, MPA, OTR/L,,CDRS – Penn State University

“Thanks for the great seminar and for turning on the excitement in practice again.”

— Roy Love, DC, FACO State College, PA

“Thanks again for all the great stuff. Of all the classes that I have taken, nobody has ever provided so many resources.”

— Brian Mock, DPT – Pitttsburgh PA

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“Thank you for a wonderful course in Odense. I am using what I learned on all my patients with  great effect. I look forward to learning more!”

— Annliv Rosager, D.C. Copenhagen, Denmark

“Thank you for a thought-twisting course in Odense. I had a patient with grave postural and breathing problems. I taught her a few of the exercises we learned and she looked in my mirror and exclaimed: “Oh, I am good looking now! I didn’t know I could look this way and have this good posture. And I feel no difficulty breathing. Could it be only through these excercises?”

I hope to be able to attend more of your courses.”

— Susanne Nordell, P.T. at Örestadskliniken in Malmö, Sweden

“Thanks Craig. It was a great course. I have been using a lot of the exercises this week with my patients and getting great results, not to mention, my own gluts are performing so much better. Thanks for the inspiration!”

—Lisa Paradiso, P.T. San Francisco, CA

“Thanks so much for the great learning experience. I got so much out of the week-end that I will apply right away with my class and patients. You were so inspirational and on fire like I’ve never seen you before. What a great program. Credit where credit is due! Thanks so much for all you do for us. It was a great pleasure to spend time with you.”

— Debra Bonnefin, D.C., DACRB, MAppSc Cleveland College of Chiropractic – LA Los Angeles CA 90004

“Thank you for a very worthwhile seminar that gave me a feeling of coming home where I feel that I have joined an elite professional family. I am now happily focusing on building this new found skill set into an effective art for the benefit of my clients.”

— Robert Garbellano DC, Grass Valley, CA

“I loved the seminar, appreciate the critical thinking & conceptual model, and the elegant simplicity of the work. I also, very much appreciate all of the credit you give to your teachers.”

—Marc Heller, DC – Ashland, OR

“Craig thank you so much for a great seminar. This is all making so much more sense. I am already using stuff I learned this weekend! I am so grateful to you for your continued work and am so lucky to get to hear and watch you at these seminars. You really have such a gentle way with patients. They can really tell they are in the best hands..and you have just no ego about it. It’s wonderful to see. You’re the man!”

—Catherine Pilibos, DC, ART Avanzaré Chiropractic Sport
Therapy San Francisco, California

More Testimonials

“Thank you again for a great seminar. You offered so much practical information that can be applied in any practice right away. I will be opening my practice soon, and although I don’t have it all mastered yet it is empowering to have this knowledge that you have shared.”

~ Dr. Chris Hubbard – WI

“I want to thank you for all of your hard work throughout the years which brought you and our profession to this point. All of my career I have been looking for more and could never seem to find it. I think I have found it now!”

~ Dr. Amy O’Donnell – Greenwich, CT

“Lots of hands-on. Dr. Liebenson is a phenomenal instructor and role model.”

~ Joseph Pavin, DC

Great presentation! I greatly appreciate all the work you do for the field of rehab and especially for our profession.

~ Yong Kim, DC, CCSP, ART, Sacramento, CA