Brian Mulligan Examination and Treatment for Upper Quadrant

Course: The Mulligan Concept: Brian Mulligan Examination and Treatment for Upper Quadrant 

This course is appropriate for AHPRA registered physiotherapists and other suitably qualified/experienced health professionals
 (such as AHPRA registered chiropractors and osteopaths)*

This two-day course presents the Mulligan Concept approach in manual therapy for the cervical and upper thoracic spine as well as for the upper extremity. The course is designed to give participants a thorough and in depth coverage of the Mobilisation with Movement approach for the upper quarter. This unique approach to manual therapy was discovered and developed by Brian Mulligan FNZSP (Hon), Dip. M.T. from Wellington, New Zealand. This simple yet effective manual therapy approach addresses musculoskeletal disorders with pain free manual joint "repositioning" techniques for restoration of function and abolition of pain.

The Mulligan Concept of examination and treatment is one of the most popular approaches used in physiotherapy treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. It is easy to learn and can be quickly integrated into existing examination and treatment models. This course will assist physiotherapists to identify, evaluate and treat joint and related neuromotor dysfunction within a framework of clinical reasoning. 

Presenter: Gaetano Milazzo, Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher 

Dates: 28-29th July 2018

Times: Day 1: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Day 2: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Registrations close: Sunday, 15th July 2018


Course requirements:
Participants will be expected to have reviewed and be competent in

  • The anatomy of the upper limb and spine – particularly surface and bony anatomy and joint planes.
  • Standard orthopaedic assessment procedures.
  • Please bring a mobilising belt to the course; otherwise belts will be available for those without a belt.

    You will be provided with a course manual.  

    A copy of the book is preferred but not essential for the course < Reference: Mulligan B R. 2010. Manual Therapy: "NAGS", "SNAGS", "MWMS" etc. (revised 6th Ed). Plane View Services, Wellington>

    If you want to order a copy, go to: tp://

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, participants should:

  • Be aware of the Scandinavian concept of joint mobilisation
  • Have a basic understanding of the Mulligan concept of mobilisation with movement (MWM) and be able to integrate the clinical reasoning process on which it is based into existing eclectic examination models
  • Be able to perform basic MWM and self – MWM treatment techniques for the upper limb, cervical spine, thoracic spine and ribs
  • Be able to perform NAGs and SNAGs for the cervical spine
  • Be able to perform spinal mobilisation with arm movement techniques
  • Be able to perform MWM for neural tissue of the spine and upper limbs
  • Be able to apply appropriate Mulligan Concept techniques to the upper cervical spine for headaches and autonomic phenomenon associated with upper cervical dysfunction
  • Have a basic understanding of the “Pain Release Phenomenon” (PRP) concept and be able to perform PRP techniques to structures of the upper limbs and cervical spine
  • Be aware of current research related to the Mulligan concept.

*If unsure of your suitability, please email

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28/07/2018 - 29/07/2018
Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road
Chermside, QLD


Saturday, 28 July 2018

MPA/Rural $630.00, APA $688.00, Non-member $1032.00
28/07/2018 9:00 AM - 29/07/2018 5:00 PM
28/07/2018 9:00 AM

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