Mulligan Concept Courses

Curriculum format for the Mulligan Concept differs slightly from region to region. Specific course descriptions are available from each country offering Mulligan Concept courses.

All courses include considerable hands on learning experience; self-treatment concepts, taping, and sound clinical reasoning to apply mobilization with movement on patients. Participants can expect to be provided with research information and evidence based medicine in the applying these manual therapy techniques developed by Brian Mulligan.

The Basic Format is 3 – 4 courses

1. Introductory Course

This two-day survey course introduces the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the whole body. It includes lecture, patient demonstrations, and lab time to give the participants an initial exposure to the Mobilization with Movement approach. 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.
* Introductory Courses are typically only offered in the USA and is not a required part of the curriculum for the CMP certification.

2. Upper Quarter – Peripheral Joints, Cervical and Thoracic Spines

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. 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.ertified Mulligan Practitioner Exam.

3. Lower Quarter – Peripheral Joints, Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac joints

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. 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.ertified Mulligan Practitioner Exam.

4. Advance Course

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. 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.

Dear Participant

We are glad you are following a MULLIGAN™ manual therapy course with us, or followed such a course with us in the past. We found it appropriate to inform you that MULLIGAN is protected name and that the MCTA has trademark rights in relation to this name. For the benefit of us all the MCTA needs to keep the MULLIGAN name/trademark protected.

For this purpose we inform you on some rules on making use of the name MULLIGAN™:

  • Only persons who successfully completed the MULLIGAN™ Certified Mulligan Practitioner exam and met the further conditions and qualification outlined by the MCTA to be listed as a Certified Mulligan Practitioner may use the title CERTIFIED MULLIGAN PRACTICIONER or call themselves MULLIGAN PRACTITIONER;
  • As a person that completed a MULLIGAN™ manual therapy course you may:
    • Indicate/refer that you have completed a ”MULLIGAN™ manual therapy course” and/or offer a “MULLIGAN™ manual therapy treatment”;
    • In this regard always making use of a trademark sign in combination with the term manual therapy.
  • As a person that completed a MULLIGAN™ manual therapy course you may not:
    • Portray yourself / your company as a CERTIFIED MULLIGAN PRACTITIONER unless you have completed the exam;
    • Teach/give courses in MULLIGAN™ manual therapy;
    • Make use of the MULLIGAN™ trademark other than in a referring manner that you took a course/courses and/or can give a “MULLIGAN™ manual therapy treatment”;
    • Make use of the MULLIGAN™ trademark/name, or stylized/figurative versions (logo’s) or in any other way make reference to the MULLIGAN™ trademark or name which may give rise to the thought you or your company is somehow related to the MCTA.

The MCTA in addition kindly request you to report any misuse/incorrect use of the MULLIGAN™ name/trademark to the MCTA.