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Mulligan's Professional Training Courses

brian mulligan professional development courses

Mulligan's Professional Courses

Brian Mulligan is the originator of the Mulligan Concept and “mobilisation with movement” as we know it today and founder of Mulligan Concept Teachers Association (MCTA). Without his intellect, insight and enthusiasm, a whole area of manual therapy may have never seen the light of day.

Brian is listed as one of "The Seven Most Influential Persons in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Today" by members of the American Physical Therapy Association and Mulligan Concept courses are among the most popular courses for physiotherapists worldwide.

Brian Mulligan has “retired” from teaching the basic Mulligan Concept courses, but continues to present combined seminars and can be coaxed by MCTA teachers to present his work at various conferences and events internationally. Brian plans to “drop in the saddle” and the hope of MCTA members is that he will continue to present his work for a long time to come.

mark oliver professional development courses

 

 

 

Mark Oliver presents the Mulligan Upper and Lower Quadrant courses in Perth and also his own course "SIJ & Pelvis", in which assessment and treatment methods are based upon Mulligan concepts.
Mark is an internationally recognised clinical educator with 30 years clinical experience and 25 years teaching experience. He was a lecturer on the Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy and Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy courses at Curtin University, has presented more than 200 clinical workshops and lectures, is a keynote speaker at conferences, has written chapters in textbooks and published in scientific journals. Mark is Australia’s most experienced Mulligan Concept teacher and practitioner.

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Mulligan's The Pelvis

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Examination and Treatment of the SIJ & Pelvis Utilising the Mulligan Concept

Due to COVID travel and association restrictions, this course has been delayed. Please email the course director to express your interest or sign up on our blog to receive updates and clinical and research tips and insights.

Professional education for the pelvis region

Professional training for the Pelvis Course

Utilising Brian Mulligan's concepts this course is uniquely designed and presented around the world by Mr Mark Oliver (certified Mulligan concepts teacher) to assist practitioners to assess and treat painful conditions involving the pelvic girdle.

This 2-day practical workshop provides participants with new examination and treatment skills for SIJ, pubic symphysis and pelvic dysfunction.

Using the Mulligan Concept and mobilisation with movement (MWM) techniques, Mark has developed a system of analysis and treatment that greatly simplifies the current approach to SIJ and pubic symphysis dysfunction. Most of the treatment techniques are completely original and have never been seen outside this program.

The approach lessens dependence on palpation examination findings and augments pelvic examination with a system of MWM based clinical reasoning and movement analysis.

This approach is easy to learn, appealing to experienced and inexperienced clinicians alike and can be quickly integrated into existing examination and treatment models.

New SIJ self-treatment techniques are also included. In addition, elements of an effective neuromuscular exercise program utilising MWM will be taught.

The combination of MWM and active exercise provides a comprehensive treatment regime for most forms of mechanical sacroiliac and pubic symphysis dysfunction. laurie_green.jpg

"The course provided clear differentiation and assessment of PGP, leading to reasoned treatment – a first in PGP in my long experience. Very effective clinically already. The patient fell into the splits, avulsed all 3 left hamstrings, surgically repaired. 8 months post-op, still struggling to achieve sustained normal gait, hammy difficult to strengthen. Assessment clearly showed failed load transfer and logically where treatment was needed. 3 sessions in, 60% improvement. As I think Brian Mulligan used to remark, ‘smiles all round’.

Laurie McCormack Work Function Victoria

Learning Outcomes

  1. Have a good understanding of applied anatomy of the pelvic osseous, ligamentous and neuromuscular system as they related to the SIJ, pubic symphysis and hip
  2. Be aware of current literature related to examination and treatment of the SIJ, pubic symphysis and pelvis
  3. Have an advanced level of understanding of the Mulligan Concept of MWM and the clinical reasoning process on which it is based
  4. Be able to confidently perform a basic evaluation of the SIJ and pubic symphysis using Mulligan concept principles and integrate them into an eclectic examination of the pelvis
  5. Be able to identify significant functional SIJ and pubic symphysis problems
  6. Be able to confidently perform MWM and self-MWM treatment techniques for the SIJ and pubic symphysis
  7. Be able to integrate MWM into functional neuromuscular exercise programs for the pelvis

To see the application of Mark’s approach to SIJ problems utilising MWM, look at : Oliver M. 2011 Restoration of trunk extension twenty-three years after iatrogenic injury. In: Mobilisation with Movement: The Art and Science. Vicenzino B, Hing W, Rivett D & Hall T, Elsevier Publishing 179-191.

Rural & Remote Professional Development Support

See Rural Workforce Support Agencies for details in your state or territory.

Mulligans TMJ

Presented by Mr. Mark Oliver (certified Mulligan concepts teacher), this 2 day practical workshop provides participants with new examination and treatment skills for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Appropriately trained manual therapists can assist greatly in management of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). The manual therapist must have a sound knowledge of TMJ and orofacial anatomy, the role of postural disorders and spinal dysfunction on TMD, the ability to perform and evaluate an eclectic physical examination and the ability to carry out appropriate physical treatment. In addition, the manual therapist must have a sound appreciation of dental management of TMD and be able to fit effectively into a multi-disciplinary dental treatment team.

The purpose of this course is to provide manual therapists with the appropriate knowledge and skills to carry out an effective, precise TMJ evaluation and treatment plan.

Specifically, participants will learn relevant orofacial and TMJ anatomy, biomechanics and neurophysiology; to identify specific TMJ movement disorders, to prescribe specific muscle retraining exercises, and to perform appropriate soft tissue techniques.
In particular, new TMJ mobilisation with movement techniques developed by the presenter will be taught. These techniques are used to provide a sound clinical reasoning for examination and treatment of TMJ disorders, and conform to Mulligan concept principles rendering them gentle and safe.

Learning Outcomes

  1. At the completion of this course, participants will have a good understanding of applied anatomy of the orofacial osseous, ligamentous and neuromuscular systems as they relate to the TMJ
  2. At the completion of this course, the participant will have an understanding of the aetiology and nature of TMJ neuromusculoskeletal disorders
  3. At the completion of this course, participants will have a good understanding of how whole body function and posture can contribute to TMJ dysfunction
  4. At the completion of this course, participants will be aware of the current literature related to physical examination and treatment of the TMJ. An up to date reference list will be provided
  5. At the completion of this course, participants will have a basic understanding of the Mulligan concept of mobilisation with movement and the clinical reasoning process it is based on
  6. At the completion of this course, participants will be able to confidently perform a basic evaluation of the TMJ and related orofacial musculature
  7. At the completion of this course, participants will be able to perform basic mobilisation with movement and self –mobilisation with movement treatment techniques for the TMJ
  8. At the completion of this course, participants will be able to prescribe and implement a basic neuromuscular stabilisation and functional control exercise program for the TMJ and integrate the programme with treatment of other areas of the body
  9. At the completion of the course, the participant will have an appreciation of how physical therapists should fit into a multi-disciplinary team treating temporomandibular disorders

Course Pre Requisites

The course will be of value to all manual therapists who have an interest in orofacial pain and TMJ dysfunction.

The course will include all necessary elements for inexperienced clinicians to become proficient in use of the concept. Experienced clinicians will learn new treatment techniques and develop advanced clinical reasoning strategies for the orofacial region.

Rural & Remote Professional Development Support

See Rural Workforce Support Agencies for details in your state or territory.