Craig Liebenson, D.C.

10474 Santa Monica Blvd., #304

Los Angeles, CA 90025

www.lasportsandspine.com

www.craigliebenson.com

[email protected]

 (310) 470-2909

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

D.O.B. : 10/28/59

 

Education:

B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder – 1983.

D.C. Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), Whittier, Ca. – 1986

Certified in LACC Back School – 1985

 

Honors:

Recipient, LACC Service Award – 1986

Recipient, Distinguished Service Award – March, 2003 Southern California University of Health Sciences

 

Boards:

Editorial Board, Journal of Sports Chiropractic And Rehabilitation, Williams and Wilkins, 1996-present.

Editorial Board, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Plenum, 1995- present.

Advisory Board, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy – Churchill Livingstone, 1995-present.

International Advisory Board, Journal of Manual Therapy – Elsevier, 2004-present.

Editorial Board, PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Functional and Rehabilitation – Elsevier, 2008-.

Advisory Board, National Academy of Sports Medicine – 2006-present.

Board of Directors, McKenzie Institute – United States – 1997-1999.

 

Faculty:

Adjunct Professor in the School of Chiropractic, Division of Health Sciences at Murdoch University (appointment March 15, 2004)

Adjunct Faculty, LACC, Divisions of Research (4/86) and  Continuing Education (1/88) – present.

Postgraduate Faculty, Anglo European College of Chiropractic – 1996-present.

Postgraduate Faculty, Scandanavian College of Chiropractic  – 2001-present.

 

Professional Sports Affiiliations:

Team Chiropractor, N.B.A. Los Angeles Clippers, 2005-present

Consultant, M.L.B. Arizona Diamondbacks, 2007-present.

 

Publications:

Articles:

Liebenson CS. Lateral Tennis Elbow. ChiroApractic Sports Medicine, 1:3, 1987.

Liebenson CS. Achilles Tendonitis. Chiropractic Sports Medicine, 1:4, 1987.

Liebenson CS. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. JMPT, 11:6, 1988.

Liebenson CS, Phillips R. Reliability Measurements for Lumbar Spine Mobility. Chiropractic Technique, 1:3, 1989.

Liebenson CS. Active Muscular Relaxation Techniques, Part One: Basic Principles and Methods. JMPT, 12:6, 1989.

Liebenson CS. Active Muscular Relaxation Techniques, Part Two: Clinical Application.  JMPT, 13:1, 1990.

Liebenson CS. Rehabilitation of the Chronic Back Pain Patient, Part One: Overview. J of Calif Chir Assoc, 16:7, 1991.

Liebenson CS. Rehabilitation of the Chronic Back Pain Patient, Part Two: Functional Restoration Techniques. J of Calif Chir Assoc, 16:8, 1991.

Liebenson CS. Pathogenesis of Chronic Back Pain. JMPT, 15:5, 1992.

Liebenson CS. Rehabilitation in a Patient with Acute Radicular Pain. DC Tracts, 5:4, 1993.

Lewit K, Liebenson CS. Palpation: Problems and Implications. JMPT, 16:6, 1993.

Liebenson CS. Chiropractic Rehabilitation columnist. Dynamic Chiropractor March 27, 1995-present.

Hyman J, Liebenson CS. Lower quarter functional analysis in the complicated low back patient. DC Tracts 7;8-12, 1995.

Liebenson CS. Muscular Imbalance and Myofascial Pain. Journal of Myofascial Pain. Sept, 1995.

Liebenson CS. Managed care: will chiropractic fit in? Ariz Assoc of Chir J, Nov/Dec 1995.

Liebenson CS. Rehabilitation:your practice’s hedge against managed care. Tex J of Chir, Dec 1995.

Yeomans S, Liebenson CS. Quantitative functional capacity evaluation: The missing link to outcomes assessment.. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic, 3:1;32-44, 1996.

Yeomans S, Liebenson CS. Functional capacity evaluation and chiropractic case management. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic, 3:3;15-26, 1996.

Liebenson CS, Hyman J, Gluck N, Murphy D. Spinal stabilization therapy. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic, 3;60-74, 1996.

Liebenson CS. Your practice’s best defense against managed care. J of Calif Chir Assoc, 21;38-41 1996.

Liebenson CS. Rehabilitation and chiropractic practice:Literature review and practical aspects. JMPT, 19;134-140, 1996.

Yeomans S, Liebenson CS. Applying outcomes management to clinical practice. Journal of Neuromusculoskeletal System, 5;1-14, 1997.

Liebenson CS. Yeomans S. Outcomes assessment in musculoskeletal medicine. Journal of Manual Therapy, 2;67-75, 1997.

Liebenson CS. Chiropractic and manual medicine care of headache. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 1;71-72, 1997.

Liebenson CS. Is managed care our enemy? FCA Journal, July-August, 27-28,1997.

Liebenson CS. The safe back workout. JNMS,7(1), 1999.

McGill S, Childs A, Liebenson C. Endurance times for low back stabilization exercises: Clinical targets for testing and training from a normative database. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 1999;80:941-4.

Liebenson CS. Motivating pain patients to become more active. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 3;143-146, 1999.

Liebenson CS, Yeomans SG. Yellow Flags: Early identification of risk factors of chronicity in acute patients. J Rehabil Outcomes Meas, 4 (2), 31-40, 2000.

Skaggs C, Liebenson CS. Orofacial Pain. Top Clin Chiropr 2000;7(2): 43-50.

Liebenson CS. Improving activity tolerance in pain patients: A cognitive-behavorial approach to reactivation. Top Clin Chiropr 2000;7(4): 6-14.

Liebenson CS. Advice for the clinician and patient: Functional exercises.  Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 6;2:108-116, 2002.

Liebenson C. The relationship of the sacroiliac joint, stabilization musculature, and lumbo-pelvic instability. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy 8:43-45, 2004.

Liebenson CS. Work wounds.  Training and Conditioning, October 2004 Vol. XIV, No. 7 .

Liebenson CS. Advice for the clinician and patient: Self-treatment advice and the McKenzie approach for back trouble.  Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 9;1: 2005.

Liebenson C. Self-management of shoulder disorders – Part 1. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy 9:189-197, 2005.

Liebenson C. Shoulder disorders – Part 2. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy 9:283-292, 2005.

Liebenson CS. The importance of the functional examination in patient-centered care for back patients. Kiropraktoren Nov; 4-8, 2005.

Liebenson C.  Functional training for performance enhancement – Part 1: the basics. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy 10:3154-158, 2006.

Liebenson C. Functional problems associated with the knee – Part one: Sources of biomechanical overload. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy 10:306-311, 2006.

Liebenson C. Functional problems associated with the knee – part one: sources of biomechanical overload. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy 10:306-311, 2006.

Liebenson C. Hip dysfunction and back pain. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy 11:111-115, 2007

Liebenson C. A modern approach to abdominal training. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy 11:194-198, 2007

Liebenson, C., Karpowicz, A., Brown, S., Howarth, S., McGill, S.M. (2009) The active straight leg raise test and lumbar spine stability.  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.1(6): 530-535

Liebenson C. The ABC’s of movement literacyJournal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (2009) 13, 291–293

 

Books:

Liebenson CS. The Functional-Performance Training Handbook. Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins, 2010 (sched pub).

Liebenson CS (ed). Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner’s Manual. Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1996.

  • Translated into Spanish, 2000
  • Translated in Korean, 2001
  • 2nd edition published in 2007
  • Translated into Japanese and Greek in 2007

Oslance J, Liebenson CS. The Proprio System Manual. The Gym Ball Store, 1995.

  • Translated into Japanese, 2001

Murphy DR, Liebenson C, Ierna GF, Gluck N. Lumbar Spinal Stabilization – Floor Exercises. ACES, 1998.

DeFranca C, Liebenson CS. The Upper Body Book. The Gym Ball Store, 2001.

 

Chapters:

Liebenson CS. Spinal Rehabilitation for the Small, Private Practitioner. In Advances in Chiropractic, Ed. Lawrence D. Mosby, 1994.

Liebenson CS. Manual Resistance Techniques in Rehabilitation. In Muscle Energy Techniques (2nd ed). Ed. Chaitow L. Chuchill Livingstone,  2001.

Liebenson CS, Gluck NI, Skaggs C. Making the Shift from Passive to Active Care. In The Health Care Professionals Guide to Spinal Rehabilitation. Ed. Stude D. Appleton and Lange, 1999.

Yeomans S, Liebenson CS. Outcomes Assessment and Functional Testing.  In The Health Care Professionals Guide to Spinal Rehabilitation. Ed. Stude D. Appleton and Lange,  1999.

Liebenson CS, Yeomans S. Risk factors of chronicity. In Clinical Application of Outcomes Assessment. Ed. Yeomans S. Appleton and Lange, 1999.

Liebenson CS, Gluck NI. Lumbar spine  rehabilitation. In Chiropractic Diagnosis and Management, 2nd edition.  Eds. Lawrence DJ, Nelson CF, Mosby-Year Book, 2000.

Gluck NI, Liebenson CS. Rehabilitation protocols. In Geriatrics. Eds. Morgenthal P, Appleton and Lange, 2001.

Liebenson CS, Skaggs C. The role of chiropractic treatment in whiplash injury. In Whiplash. Eds. Malanga G, Nadler S. Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia 2002.

Liebenson CS, Skaggs C. Reactivaton and Rehabilitation. In Fundamentals of Chiropractic. Eds. Redwood D, Cleveland CS. Mosby, St. Louis 2003.

Liebenson CS, Skaggs C. Reactivaton and Rehabilitation. In Principles of Chiropractic. Ed. Haldeman S. Appleton and Lange 2004.

 

Videos:

Liebenson CS. Oslance J.The 20 Minute Gym Ball Workout. The Gym Ball Store, 1995.

Liebenson CS, Chapman S. Lumbar Spine: Making a Rehabilitation Prescription. Lippincott/Williams and Wilkins, 1998.

Liebenson CS, LeFebvre R, DeFranca C. Cervico-Thoracic Spine: Making a Rehabilitation Prescription. Lippincott/Williams and Wilkins, 1998.

Liebenson CS, Murphy D. Post-Isometric Relaxation Techniques: Lower Back and Lower Extremities. Lippincott/Williams and Wilkins, 1998.

Liebenson CS, Gluck N, DeFranca C, Hyman J, and Perri M. Spinal Stabilization: Exercise Tracks. Lippincott/Williams and Wilkins, 1998.

Liebenson CS, Chapman S. Safe Back Workout: Low Back Remobilization and Reactivation (Beginning Level). Lippincott/Williams and Wilkins, 1998.

Liebenson CS, Perri M, Murphy D, and DeFranca C. Safe Back Workout: Flexibility, Breathing and Relaxation Routine. Lippincott/Williams and Wilkins, 1998.

Liebenson CS, DeFranca C, Gluck N, Perri  M. Safe Back Workout: Low Back and Abdominals. Lippincott/Williams and Wilkins, 1998.

Liebenson CS, DeFranca C, Gluck N, Perri  M. Safe Back Workout: Glutes and Thighs. Lippincott/Williams and Wilkins, 1998.

 

DVD:

Liebenson CS (ed). Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner’s Manual (2nd edition). Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 2007.

Liebenson CS. The Functional-Performance Training Series – Yoga, Flexibility & Ergonomics. Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins, 2011.

Liebenson CS. The Functional-Performance Training Series – Core-Stability Training. Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins, 2011

Liebenson CS. The Functional-Performance Training Series – Functional-Performance Training for the Athelete. Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins, 2011.

 

Consultant:

Guidelines for Chiropractic Quality Assurance and Practice Parameters, Proceedings of the Mercy Center Consensus Conference. Eds. Haldeman S, Chapman-Smith D, Peterson Jr. DM. Aspen, 1993.

American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Certification Board Delphi process 1995 – present.

Anglo European Chiropractic College’s M.Sc. program – rehabilitation section (100 hours) 1997- present.

National Committee for Quality Assurance-back pain recognition