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Lower Quarter Course – Annapolis, MD

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
February 11, 2018 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm


MCTA Lower Quarter Course

Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques For Lower Quarter
This two-day course will present the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint as well as for the lower extremity.

  • PRO CERT 14 CCUs: State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for those clinicians that hold license in: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho,  Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming
  • Continuing Education (CE) credits Certificate of attendance for 13 hours for Maryland
    • Application has been submitted  – approval pending
  • NATA Board of Certification Approval #P3566


Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques For Lower Quarter

This two-day course will present the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint as well as for the lower 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 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.


Learning Objectives

 By the end of the course the participant will be able to accurately:

  •  List 3 key components of Mobilization With Movement for the treatment of lower quarter.
  •  Demonstrate 3 ankle MWM techniques for ankle ROM impairment.
  •  Demonstrate 2 knee MWM techniques for ROM impairment.
  •  Demonstrate 3 hip MWM techniques for ROM impairment.
  •  List 2 indications for ankle and knee taping procedures to reinforce MWM techniques.
  •  Demonstrate 3 key variables that may need to be modified for pain-free effective MWM of the lower extremity, SI jt and lumbar spine.
  •  Demonstrate 3 manual techniques for the alleviation straight leg raise pain.
  •  Demonstrate 2 manual techniques for the alleviation of SI jt pain.
  •  Demonstrate central and unilateral manual SNAG techniques for the pain-free improvement of lumbar ROM.
  •  Cite at least 2 RCT studies that support ankle sprain MWM and taping.
  •  Cite at least 1 RCT studies that support the MWM approach to dorsiflexion loss of the ankle.



Two Day Course 8:00AM – 4:00PM both days (13 hours)(BOC ATC CEU Provider P3566)
Instruction in the MWM concept with lecture, demonstration and lab practice

DAY 1:
8:00-9:00 – Introduction, Case reports, theory and pre test

9:00-10:00 – Toes/Feet demo & lab: 1st MCP, metatarsals, tarsals, plantar fasciitis & taping techniques

10:00-10:15 – Morning Break

10:15-10:30 – Ankle Lecture: literature evidence for eval and rx of ankle sprain and dorsiflexion

10:30-12:00  Ankle demo & lab practice: talocrural, distal tib/fib jt, DF, PF, ankle sprains & taping

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:30 – Knee demo & lab: Belt & IR MWMs, Squeeze tech for meniscus, proximal tib/fib, & taping

2:30-2:45 – Afternoon Break

2:45-4:00 – Hip demonstration and lab practice: flexion, extension, rotation non-weight bearing techniques

Day 2:
8:00-9:00 – Hip demonstration and lab practice: weight bearing techniques

9:00-10:00 – Lumbar demo & lab practice: SNAGs for flexion, extension, side bending & rotation.

10:00-10:15 – Morning Break

10:15-12:00 – Lumbar demo & lab practice: self SNAGs, SLR techs, SNAGS with SLR, HEP

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:30 – SI jt demo & lab practice: ilium & sacral techniques, wt bearing / non wt bearing, taping & HEP.

2:30-2:45 – Afternoon Break

2:45-3:30 – Thoracic demo & lab practice: SNAGs for rotation, flexion, SB, ext, belt traction, HEP

3:30-4:00 – Practical Review session. Post course test.


Wear loose, comfortable lab clothes. Bring mobilization belts, mobilization pads, if available.

Suggested Reading

Recommended texts for the course.


Russell Woodman PT, MS, FSOM, OCS, MCTA

Russell is a professor of Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University. He was director of the university’s ‘Advanced Masters’ in Physical Therapy from 1988 to 2007. He practices at Montowese Rehabilitation Center in North Haven,  CT and has many years of teaching Mobilization with Movement.


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Feb 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Feb 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Rick Crowell
(218) 349-4965


Richard Crowell


Chiro 1st & Physical Therapy
134 Holiday Court Suite 309
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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