Craig Liebenson’s Assessing Movement Lecture

This is Craig Liebenson’s lecture from the Assessing Movement event at Stanford University (disc five of the full day’s video set).


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Craig Liebenson Video Segment of the Assessing Movement Lecture

This is JUST Disc 5 of the day-long lecture,  in which Craig discusses the history of human movement in medicine and patient care, and the evolution of medicine as clinicians come to understand the role of the brain in movement and pain.

Here’s what is covered (including transcript page references)—

  • The contribution Tom Mayer, the Dean of Orthopaedic Surgeons in the United States, made in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. pg.2
  • The difference between two things good athletes know. pg.2
  • A little movement experiment you can do in your chair that will change your posture and impact movement. pg.3
  • A standing test for those with shoulder issues. pg.3
  • The empty-can test position for the supraspinatus. pg.3
  • What happens to motor programs after an injury. pg.3
  • How to activate the pneumo-muscular reflex. pg.4
  • How to promote proper healing according Olympic coach Dan Pfaff. pg.4
  • The severity of the two-year mortality rate after a fall in a 70-year-old compared to the two-year mortality rate in a 70-year-old who is diagnosed with cancer or heart disease. pg.4
  • The risk factors of falling. pg.4-5
  • Movement quality, frequency, load and speed: Can you skip steps when building qualities? See pg.5
  • Balancing between too little and too much movement. Craig discusses on pg.5
  • The three qualities that allow an athlete to develop coordination that will be adhesive and transferrable to other activities (important for children and youth thinking of specializing in sports). pg.5
  • What environment great coaches are able to create for their athletes. pg.5
  • An image representing one of the important mechanisms of injury highlighted and underscored by FIFA. pg.6
  • Rebecca Shultz, of Stanford’s biomechanics lab: her preferred screen for progressing to hopping and landing a jump. pg.6
  • An example of an Olympic lift setup with correct control of the spine. pg.6
  • How long it takes for a baby to move from the fetal position, to standing upright,to walking, to standing on one leg. pg.6
  • What’s lacking in physical education programs in the United States that contributes to more athletes getting injured. pg.6
  • The objective of sound injury prevention strategies that allow athletes to become better at their sports. pg.7
  • A great book on strength and conditioning. pg.7
  • Gray Cook’s system in a 4-part nutshell. pg.7
  • How a 50-million-year battle between mammals and their chief predator changed our hard-wiring. pg.8
  • The ability you need to be great at if you want to be great at accelerating in sports. pg.8
  • The one movement Craig gets the most information from when assessing a person who comes to his gym. pg.8
  • How to make people at least 3.5 times more likely to have between-session improvement, as shown by physiotherapists in Australia. pg.9
  • A model for balancing training and load by Henk Kraaijenhof, who’s worked with some of the best-ever sprinters. pg.9
  • One of the greatest coaches, John Wooden’s, definition of coaching. pg.10
  • How resentment can make it hard for people to learn movements. pg.10
  • The importance of considering when to schedule your practice sessions. pg.10
  • How to create a fast acquisition of skill in practice, why you shouldn’t use this method. pg.10
  • The training method used by Michael Phelps that allowed him to overcome setbacks in the Olympics. pg.11
  • A movement that will get an automatic contraction of the abdominal wall and will normalize breathing. pg.11
  • Reported findings that explain why muscles stay tight. pg.11-12
  • Read this if you treat ankle sprains: What Professor Janda and Joanne Bullock-Saxton found in a study of people who had previously had an ankle sprain where the ligaments were compromised. pg.12
  • The most important phase to look at when analyzing the gait to promote hip extension. pg.12
  • Three ways to reactively get high-density contractions in inhibited or dormant tissues in the hip extension. pg.12
  • The importance of focusing on movement to developed and developing nations, and the cost of not rethinking physical activity. pg.13

In the Full DVD, Stuart McGill and Gray Cook Present Their Approach To Assessing Movement

This was a full-day presentation spans across six discs, totaling 5 hours and 40 minutes, which you can read more about here.

If you already own the full Assessing Movement DVD, you already have this segment, which is Disc 5.


In addition to the high-quality edited video recording of the presentation, you’ll get—

  • Full Audio Recording of the presentation in MP3 format
  • Full Transcript of the presentation in PDF format
  • The presentation slides in PDF format
  • Craig Liebenson: Reflections of Event—a 2-page PDF
  • Craig Liebenson: Talk References—a 2-page PDF

Who Benefits?

Trainers, coaches and clinicians interested in movement and movement screening


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