Kansas City, MO/ The Mulligan Concept™ Upper Quadrant Course
Nov 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am – Nov 13, 2022 @ 3:30 pm EST
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.
- Northeast Seminars (BOC AP#P498) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 13 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
- Approved for 13 CE hours for PTs and PTAs covering the following states AL, AZ, AR, DE, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MI, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, OR, SC, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY
- Certificate of attendance is provided for Continuing Education (CE) credits, 13 hours
This course 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.
- 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
8:00-9:00 Sign in and Registration. Pre-test. Introduction, theory, guidelines for practical application of Mobilization With Movement (MWM’s): CROCKS and PILL.
9:00-9:30 Hand demonstration and lab practice: IP, MCP, Metacarpals, Carpals, and taping techniques.
9:30-10:00 Literature evidence for evaluation and treatment of 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: Natural Apophyseal Glides (NAGs), Reverse NAGs, Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides (SNAGs).
1:00- 2:00 Cervical demonstration and lab practice: SNAGs continued. Self-SNAGS/HEP/Self management.
2:00-2:30 Upper Cervical lecture: evidence for evaluation and assessment of Upper Cervical pain, mobility loss, headaches and cervicogenic dizziness.
2:30- 2:45 Break time
2:45- 4:30 Upper Cervical lab practice for Headache/Cervicogenic Dizziness and pain/Mobility loss.
7:30-9:30 Review of Day 1 topics and treatments. CMP exam requirements. Cervical demonstration & lab practice: traction techniques, Transverse SNAG’s (Positional SNAGS’s), Spinal Mobilization with Arm Movement.
9:30-9:45 Break time
9:45-11:00 Elbow demonstration and lab practice, HEP/ patient self-management strategies.
11:00-12:00 Literature evidence for evaluation and treatment of the Shoulder. Demonstration and lab practice.
1:00- 2:00 Shoulder demonstration and lab practice continued to include the Acromioclavicular joint and Scapulothoracic area: MWM, HEP/self management.
2:00- 2:15 Break time
2:15- 3:00 Rib and Thoracic demonstration and lab practice: MWM for the ribs and thoracic.
3:00 – 3:30 Review, Post Test and Closing
To facilitate your learning and preparation for the course, it is recommended that you purchase a mobilization belt, foam mobilization pads or contact pads, and Brian Mulligan’s 7th edition textbook.
– Wear loose, comfortable lab clothing (with long hair pulled back)
– Bring your copy of the text, a small hand towel and a Mulligan NAGS & SNAGS Mobilization belt.
– Foam mobilization pads or contact pads are recommended.
Amy graduated from the University of Virginia with bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Spanish. She was awarded a research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control in 1997 and later earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California Department of Physical Therapy and Biokinesiology in 2001. In 2019, she completed a post-doctoral program at the University of Tennessee in Equine Rehabilitation.
She has been in full time clinical practice for 20 years. She is an APTA certified clinical instructor and has been a Certified Mulligan Practitioner since 2006. She is a contributing author to multiple published medical text books and has written post-operative rehabilitation protocols for publication. She is staff at Naval Medical Center San Diego and is a recipient of the Master Clinician Award. She has extensive continuing education including Mckenzie Method, Maitland technique, dry needling and Active Release. She has been an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2001 and has provided care for multiple Olympians. She is passionate about teaching anatomy & biomechanics and believes patient education combined with manual therapy results in restored function.
While not practicing she enjoys horsemanship, skiing and volunteering.
Pay only $499.00
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