Dr. Craig Liebenson is the Director of L.A. Sports & Spine a pain management, rehabilitation & performance enhancement center providing one-on-one musculoskeletal care. He began studying with both Dr. Karel Lewit and Pr Vladimir Janda beginning in 1987 and has been regularly hosting Pavel Kolar’s programs for more than a decade. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Chiropractic, Division of Health Sciences at Murdoch University, Perth Australia and consultant for 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.
Dr. Liebenson is the first health care provider in California to receive a Certification of Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) on Achievement of Recognition for Delivery of Quality Back Pain Care. He is actively engaged in ongoing research on the spinal stabilization system as a Visiting Scholar at Pr. Stuart McGill’s Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Liebenson extensively publishes and is the editor of the book/DVD Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practioner’s Manual (2nd ed), 2007 & His upcoming book The Functional Training Handbook. His books have been published into Spanish, Greek, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese. He also released the DVD series: Functional Integrated Training, Functional Performance Training, Core Stability Training, and Flexibility, Yoga Training and Ergonomic Postural Advice. He worked as the team chiropractor for the N.B.A. Los Angeles Clippers from 2005-2009, served as consultant for the M.L.B. Arizona Diamondbacks, the N.F.L Seattle Seahawks, Athletes Performance International, Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group and Perform Better, Inc .