Continuing education is critical to providing the best care to our patients
Live weekend courses are a great way to learn new skills and stay abreast of the latest information. Residencies and fellowships are optimal to solidify long-term learning and behavioral change as a clinician, but with families and other priorities, this is not always an option. How often have you taken a weekend course, and wished there was a follow-up where you could get your questions answered, have dialogue, problem-solving sessions, and hands-on practice with that expert in the field who taught the course?
The Mulligan Concept™ curriculum is designed to fill this gap for busy clinicians. Start with learning Mobilization with Movement™ for the Upper Quadrant or Lower Quadrant – either is just as good. Once you have taken both of these courses, follow up with the Advanced course where there is plenty of time for problem-solving, practice, and clinical reasoning.
Is anything not working for you? The Advanced course is designed to help you through these struggles. To really solidify your knowledge, continue on to become a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP).
I had taken the UQ and LQ classes and loved using the Mulligan Concept in the clinic. However my experience with the advanced course and deciding to take the CMP in mid-2000’s was career changing! To study for the test I partnered with a friend, Pat Scott (shout out!) who lived in my area. We studied regularly and went through our UQ and LQ manuals and Brian Mulligan's textbook. I realized that I had only put about half the content into clinical practice! The remaining half had been forgotten over time. With the review and practice for the CMP, I realized how valuable the other half of the material would be in the clinic. Pat and I quizzed each other and practiced scenarios until we both felt confident we had mastered the material. Then on the Advanced course, we refined those skills and learned a lot of variations that helped with different patient types. Before the Certified Mulligan Practitioner exam, there was a 2-hour review with 2 MCTA instructors as well! The process of becoming a CMP is designed to help you master the Mobilization With Movement™ skills and clinical reasoning you need to effectively treat patients with the Mulligan Concept™.
Certified Mulligan Practitioners are also recognized as the Mobilization With Movement™ experts on our website and used as referrals in their respective areas. Take your practice to the next level!
Take a look at the curriculum below. Upper and Lower Quadrant can be taken in any order.
*UPPER QUADRANT. MOBILISATIONS WITH MOVEMENT, “NAGS”, “SNAGS” AND MORE:
*LOWER QUADRANT. MOBILISATIONS WITH MOVEMENT, “NAGS”, “SNAGS” AND MORE:
*ADVANCED / FOLLOW UP. MOBILISATIONS WITH MOVEMENT, “NAGS”, “SNAGS” AND MORE:
Those eligible to apply for the CMP exam include: Physical Therapists, ATCs, Medical Doctors, Osteopaths, and Chiropractors (Note: RMT, OT, PTA, and COTA are not eligible). To be admitted to the CMP examination process, applicants must have completed all of the following courses provided by accredited MCTA teachers.
(In some regions, other courses may be offered such as an Introductory Course and other specific courses; while recommended these are not the primary courses required to be completed for the CMP process.)
It is manageable to work your way through the series with a 3-weekend commitment! This will change your practice!
Looking Back, Moving Forward
In 1999 when I took my first Mulligan course, it changed the way I treated patients and my career forever. I can’t thank Brian Mulligan enough for that! Taking the Mulligan Concept courses through the Mulligan Concept™ Teacher Association, you have the same opportunity! What are you waiting for?
Mark Thomson PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CMP, MCTA