Advanced Course with Optional CMP – Charleston, SC
Advanced Course – Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques
This unique approach to manual therapy was discovered and developed by Brian Mulligan F.N.Z.S.P. (Hon), Dip. M.T. from Wellington, New Zealand. This simple yet effective manual approach addresses musculoskeletal disorders with pain free manual joint “repositioning” techniques for restoration of function and abolition of pain. This two-day Advanced course will review and fine tune the participants skill level with the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the whole body.
PTs and PTAs will receive 14 CCUs from Procert: State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for those holding license in: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming
- Continuing Education (CE) credits Certificate of attendance for 13 hours
- ATCs will receive 13 CEUs from the NATA Board of Certification Approval #P3566
Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques For Upper Quarter
This two-day course will present the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the Cervical and Thoracic spine as well as for the upper extremity. It will include 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. This unique approach to manual therapy was discovered and developed by Brian Mulligan F.N.Z.S.P. (Hon), Dip. M.T. from Wellington, New Zealand. This simple yet effective manual approach addresses musculoskeletal disorders with pain free manual joint “repositioning” techniques for restoration of function and abolition of pain.
By the end of the course the participant will be able to accurately:
- List 3 key manual components of Mobilization With Movement for the treatment of upper quarter.
- Demonstrate 3 shoulder MWM techniques for shoulder elevation impairment.
- Demonstrate 2 elbow MWM techniques for loss of motion and tennis elbow.
- List 2 indications for wrist/hand taping procedures for the proximal row of carpals and the metacarpals to reinforce an MWM technique.
- Demonstrate 3 key variables that may need to be modified for pain-free effective MWM of the upper extremity, cervical and thoracic spine.
- Demonstrate 3 manual upper cervical techniques used for the alleviation of cervicogenic headaches
- Demonstrate 3 manual upper cervical techniques used for the alleviation of cervicogenic dizziness
- Demonstrate central and unilateral manual SNAG techniques for the pain-free improvement of cervical and thoracic ROM.
- Cite at least 2 RCT studies that support cervical snags for headaches and dizziness
- Cite at least 2 RCT studies that support the MWM approach to Tennis elbow
- Integrate one combined shoulder MWM and cervical SNAG when presented with a persistent cervical / shoulder musculoskeletal dysfunctional pattern.
Instruction in the MWM concept with lecture, demonstration and lab practice
Two Day Course 8:00AM – 4:00PM
|8:00 – 9:00||Introduction, case report, theory and pre test|
|9:00 – 9:30||Hand demonstration and lab practice: IP, MCP, Metacarpals, Carpals, and taping techniques|
|9:30 – 10:00||Wrist demonstration and lab practice: MWMs for flexion, extension, supination, pronation, and taping|
|10:00 – 10:15||Break Time|
|10:15 – 12:00||Cervical demonstration and lab practice: NAGs, Reverse NAGs, SNAGs for rotation.|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 – 2:00||Cervical demonstration and lab practice: SNAGS for flexion, extension, rotation, SB, HEP techniques|
|2:00 – 2:15||Upper Cervical: Lecture: evidence for eval / Rx of upper cervical pain, headaches and cervicogenic dizziness.|
|2:15 – 2:30||Headache/Upper Cervical: demonstration and lab practice: assessment and treatment techniques|
|2:30 – 2:45||Break Time|
|2:45 – 4:00||Upper Cervical lab practice for Headache/Cervicogenic Dizziness treatments continued|
|8:00 – 10:00||Cervical demonstration & lab practice: traction techniques, Positional SNAGs, Spinal Mob w Arm Mvmt|
|10:00 – 10:15||Break Time|
|10:15 – 11:30||Elbow demonstration and lab practice: flexion, extension, proximal radioulnar jt, tennis elbow, HEP|
|11:30 – 12:00||Shoulder demonstration and lab practice: manual and belt MWMs for elevation|
|1:00 – 2:30||Shoulder demonstration and lab practice: IR, ER, functional activities, HEP. Acromioclavicular jt demonstration and lab practice: MWMs, and taping|
|2:30 – 2:45||Break Time|
|2:45 – 3:30||Ribs demonstration and lab practice: MWMs for ribs 1-12, Thoracic demonstration and lab practice: SNAGs for rotation, flexion, SB, extension|
|3:30 – 4:00||Review, Post Test and Closing|
Wear loose, comfortable lab clothes. Bring mobilization belts, mobilization pads, if available.
Required Reading for Mastery
The Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy: Textbook of techniques by Hing, Hall, Rivett, Vicenzino and Mulligan, 2015. Get 10% OFF by entering PROMOTIONAL CODE: BAL6E70486 at checkout !!
Richard Crowell – PT, MS, GDMT, MCTA
Rick Crowell is a 1993 graduate of Curtin University’s postgraduate program in manipulative therapy, Perth, Australia. He received his post-professional Master’s Degree in 1986 from Georgia State University in orthopedic physical therapy. Rick has extensive educational and clinical training in manual therapy. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. He is currently practicing, teaching, and conducting research in Mobilization with Movement. Rick is a adjunct professor at the College of St. Scholastica in addition to his clinical practice. He has worked with Brian Mulligan since 1994, is an accredited teacher in the Mulligan Concept and has conducted courses in both the United States and Brazil.
Julie Paolino – MS, PT, ATC, MCTA
Julie is a graduate of Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut, where she also obtained her advanced Master’s Degree in orthopedic physical therapy. She has over thirty years of clinical experience in orthopedics and sports medicine. She currently owns and operates a private practice in Connecticut. Julie has worked closely with Brian Mulligan and his manual techniques of “Mobilizations with Movement” and was the first woman in North America certified by Brian Mulligan, F.N.Z.S.P., (Hon.) Dip. M.T. and the Mulligan Concept Teacher’s Association to teach his concept. Since her certification in 1998, she has assisted Brian Mulligan with courses both nationally and internationally. She has also shared her passion for the Mulligan Concept by serving as the primary course instructor for numerous Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers. In addition, she has presented the Mulligan Concept at national professional conferences and most recently provided private instruction to the Athletic Training staff of an NFL team.