The Mulligan Concept – Do you know how to use this New Zealand born concept in your assessment and management of musculoskeletal problems seen daily in your practice?
This very safe, very successful manual therapy concept is proving to be a winner around the world with physiotherapists. Research is giving ample justification that you should be familiar with these techniques.
The NZMPA is offering a three-part Mulligan Concept course, presented by Jillian McDowell, structured as follows:
Upper Quartile, which covers the upper quartile, cervical and thoracic spine
Lower Quartile, which covers the lower quartile and lumbar spine
Advanced Course + CMP Exam, which includes further topics, as well as an examination of the whole course
The two-day workshops are designed for the busy clinician and are very “hands on”. They are taught sequentially (Upper quartile is a prerequisite for Lower quartile, and both Upper and Lower are prerequisites for the Advanced + Exam course). All participants will have new manual therapy skills to apply to their patients upon returning to work after the course. Brian Mulligan’s latest textbook is the course manual and treatment belts, lumbar snaggers and cervical snaggers will be available for purchase during the course. Mulligan Concept tapings will also be practiced.
Techniques include NAGS, SNAGS, MWMS and spinal mobilisations with arm and leg movements for non-radicular pain. All have the unique safety feature of being pain free for the patient immediately if they are indicated for their symptoms.
The course is limited to 18 students, and priority will be given to NZMPA financial members. Additional student numbers is subject to tutor approval.
Open to any graduate physiotherapist with an Annual Practicing Certificate.
Upper & Lower Quarter Course: $550 NZMPA members / $650 non members
NZMPA members contact the NZMPA office for your discount code firstname.lastname@example.org
For 2023, the following courses in this series are presented:
Upper Quarter Course: $550 NZMPA members / $650 non members
This two-day course presents the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the Cervical and Thoracic spine as well as for the upper extremity. It includes lecture, patient demonstrations, and lab time to give the participants a thorough and in depth coverage of the Mobilization With Movement approach for the upper quarter.
Auckland – Mulligan Concept Upper Quartile – 25 + 26 February 2023 – Book via PNZ Event Directory Here
Wellington – Mulligan Concept Upper Quartile – 15 + 16 April 2023 – Book via PNZ Event Directory Here
Lower Quarter Course: $550 NZMPA members / $650 non members
This two-day course presents the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint as well as for the lower extremity. It includes lecture, patient demonstrations, and lab time to give the participants a thorough and in depth coverage of the Mobilization With Movement approach for the lower quarter.
Auckland – Mulligan Concept Lower Quartile – 12 + 13 August 2023 – Book via PNZ Event Directory Here
Wellington – Mulligan Concept Lower Quartile – 7 + 8 October 2023 – Book via PNZ Event Directory Here
Mulligan Concept Advanced + Exam Course: $700 NZMPA members / $800 non members
Auckland – Mulligan Concept Advanced plus Exam – 2, 3 + 4 Dec 2023 – Book via PNZ Event Directory
The first two days of the course will review and fine-tune the participant’s skill level with the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the whole body. In addition instruction in the use of Pain Release Phenomenon techniques and compression techniques is presented. It will include lecture, patient demonstrations, and lab time to give the participants an opportunity for depth problem-solving and refinement of technique for this Mobilization With Movement approach. This will also assist in preparing those interested in taking the Certified Mulligan Practitioner Exam on day three.
Bookings are taken online via PNZ Events Directory – just click the date/location you would like to take you through to each course’s booking page.
Any queries, please email NZMPA at email@example.com
Functional examination and treatment of pelvic dysfunction using mobilisation with movement
Presented by Mark Oliver
Auckland – Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March 2023 – Book via PNZ Event Directory here
Over the last 25 years, Mark Oliver has developed a system of analysis and treatment based on MWM principles that greatly simplifies and clarifies examination and treatment of pelvic dysfunction. This 2-day program was extensively updated in 2017 and has a new format designed to simplify and enhance the learning experience. By providing an electronic copy of the manual for pre-reading, it has been possible to further expand the “hands on” component of the course. You cannot learn the practical components of this material online!
The examination component
This course includes a new generation of functional load transfer tests that can be used to assess various elements of failed load transfer (pelvic dysfunction) across the pelvis. These tests are a critical element of pelvic examination as pelvic dysfunction has the capacity to result in pain being experienced in other parts of the body even when the pelvis is symptom free. Some of these tests are validated, while others are currently being researched. They include observation based load transfer tests and tests for measuring inhibition, bracing and weakness.
In addition to identifying failed pelvic load transfer, these tests can be used to immediately assess the effectiveness of MWM (and other) interventions. However, the true effectiveness of the MWM intervention can only be gauged by how it affects the patient’s presenting complaint. Consequently, the primary examination element taught in this program is how to use MWM to determine appropriate real-time treatment. Rather than using pain provocation tests (PPTs) to provoke pain, MWM examination procedures are performed with the aim of eliminating pain on movement as the patient reproduces the previously symptomatic activity. In this way, the clinician is able to ascertain conditions that are required to render a pain provoking activity symptom free or eliminate the element of failed pelvic load transfer that has resulted in a symptomatic maladaptive movement pattern.
Please click here for the course learning outcomes.
Pelvis course manual extract – please click here.
NZMPA Members: $550
Non-NZMPA Members $650