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Brian Mulligan Examination And Treatment For The Lower Quadrant

Professional training using Mulligan techniques

This 2-day practical workshop provides clinical reasoning strategies and detailed instruction on the unique examination and treatment techniques developed by New Zealand physiotherapist Brian Mulligan.

The Mulligan Concept of examination and treatment is one of the most popular approaches used in manual treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Presented by Mr. Mark Oliver (certified Mulligan concepts teacher), Mark has presented Mulligan courses for more than 20 years years and assisted Brian on his courses throughout the world on numerous occasions.

Participants will develop new examination and treatment skills for the thoracic & lumbar spine, ribs, hip, knee, foot and ankle.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • At the completion of this course, participants should have a good understanding of the Scandinavian concept of joint mobilisation.
  • At the completion of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of the Mulligan concept of mobilisation with movement and the clinical reasoning process it is based on.
  • At the completion of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of the “Pain Release Phenomenon” (PRP) concept and be able to perform PRP techniques to structures of the lower limbs and lumbar spine.
  • At the completion of this course, participants should be able to perform basic mobilisation with movement and self – mobilisation with movement treatment techniques to joints of the lower limbs and lumbar spine.
  • At the completion of this course, participants should be able to perform NAGs and SNAGs to the lumbar spine.
  • At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to perform spinal mobilisation with leg movement techniques.
  • At the completion of this course participants will be aware of the current research and publications related to the Mulligan concept.

Participants are required to;

  1. Have a sound knowledge of human anatomy and biomechanics
  2. Be fully aware of the contraindications to manual therapy and adhere to appropriate examination and treatment guidelines
  3. Comply with the most important Mulligan Concept guideline: When applying a Mobilization with Movement (MWM) technique, if you take up the slack and it is painful, DO NOT PROCEED
  4. Possess competent handling and communication skills, to facilitate patient compliance with instructions
  5. To treat other participants with the same care and respect accorded to patients
  6. Take personal responsibility for any conditions you may have that might be exacerbated by practicing manual therapy skills: INFORM YOUR FELLOW PARTICIPANTS

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