The MULLIGANTM Concept is a Manual Therapy method that was created by Brian Mulligan, a New Zealand Physical Therapist, in the 1980s. It is currently used in the assessment and treatment of patients with neuro-musculoskeletal disorders throughout the world. It is a unique Manual Therapy approach that combines accessory mobilization with active movement. It is used as a form of evaluation and treatment, if indicated. Fundamentally, it consists of modifying symptoms by combining adequate mobilization forces that may lead to improvement in pain, limitation of range of motion and/or functional activity. Manual techniques, self-treatment and taping techniques are applied. In recent years, more than 380 scientific articles on this concept have been published in international journals with a high impact factor in the areas of Physical Therapy (JOSPT, Manual Therapy, Physical Therapy, JMPT, JMMT, etc.) (BMJ, Spine, Pain, Clinical Biomechanics, etc.).
The objective of this course is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge about the assessment and treatment of patients with upper/lower quadrant neuromusculoskeletal disorders, according to the MULLIGANTM Concept. It will also facilitate the integration of the Mulligan Concept with other concepts of Contemporary Manual Therapy. At the end of the course, students will be able to integrate the Concept into their clinical reasoning and apply it in their clinical practice. The complete training of the Mulligan Concept takes place over 6 days, divided into two courses of 3 days each (upper and lower quadrant), which can be attended independently. The course has an essentially practical component, and is based on clinical and scientific evidence. Afterwards, the trainee will be able to apply to take an (optional) assessment exam, in order to obtain the title of Certified Mulligan Practitioner.