October 13, 2018 @ 8:00am - 4:30pm
October 14, 2018 @ 7:30am - 3:30pm
Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques For Upper Quarter
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.
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. 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 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.
(it is sometimes necessary to go longer on day 1 and shorter on day 2 to accommodate travel.)
8:00-9:00 Introduction, theory and pre-test
9:00-10:00 Cervical demonstration and lab practice: NAGs, Reverse NAGs.
10:00-10:15 Break time
10:15-12:00 Cervical demonstration and lab practice: MWM principles, SNAGS for flexion, extension, rotation, sidebending, HEP techniques, transverse snags
1:00-1:15 Upper Cervical: Lecture: evidence for eval / Rx of upper cervical pain, headaches and cervicogenic dizziness.
1:15-2:30 Headache/Upper Cervical: demonstration and lab practice: assessment and treatment techniques
2:30-2:45 Break time
2:45-3:15 Upper Cervical lab practice for Headache/Cervicogenic Dizziness treatments continued; cervical and thoracic traction techniques
3:15-4:00 Thoracic demonstration and lab practice: SNAGs for rotation, flexion, SB, extension; Ribs demonstration and lab practice: MWMs for ribs 1-12
8:00-9:00 Hand demonstration and lab practice: IP, MCP, Metacarpals, Carpals, and taping techniques
9:00-10:00 Wrist demonstration and lab practice: MWMs for flexion, extension, supination, pronation, and taping
10:00-10:15 Break time
10:15-11:30 Elbow demonstration and lab practice: flexion, extension, proximal radioulnar jt, tennis elbow, HEP
11:30-12:00 Shoulder demonstration and lab practice: manual and belt MWMs for elevation
1:00-2:00 Shoulder demonstration and lab practice: IR, ER, functional activities, HEP
2:00-2:30 Acromioclavicular joint & 1st rib demonstration and lab practice: MWMs, and taping
2:30- 2:45 Break time
2:45- 3:30 Cervical demonstration & lab practice: Spinal Mobilization with Arm Movement
3:30-4:00 Review, Post Test and Closing
Wear loose, comfortable lab clothes. Bring mobilization belt & foam or contact pad, if possible.
The required text for the course:
The Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy: Textbook of techniques by Hing, Hall, Rivett, Vicenzino and Mulligan, 2015. (Get 10% off by entering PROMOTIONAL CODE: BAL6E70486 at checkout !! )
|Don is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1981. He is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist, certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He has over thirty years of clinical experience emphasizing manual therapy, and currently is in independent practice in Jacksonville, Oregon. Don is an accredited member of the Mulligan Concept Teachers Association and served as Regional Manager in North America from 1999-2013. He has assisted Brian Mulligan on courses since 1994, and has been the principal instructor in postgraduate manual therapy courses since 1998 throughout the United States and Canada.|
Airport Options: Sacramento International Airport (SAC)
SAC to Chico ~ 90 miles/1.5 hours drive. Leaving the airport, take I-5 south to Sacramento, ~ 2 miles; exit 525B for CA 99 toward Yuba City/Marysville ~13 miles & keep left; follow signs to Yuba City (CA 99). Continue on CA 99 to Chico. Exit: East Ave left at end of off ramp. Stay on East Ave heading west; turn right into the Rehabilitation Center Campus.
Hotel Options: all are within 15 min of the Rehab Center…
Ramada Plaza, 685 Manzanita Ct, 530-443-1636
Oxford Suites, 2035 Business Ln, 530-899-9090
Residence Inn, 2485 Carmichael Dr, 530-894-5500
Courtyard by Marriott, 2481 Carmichael Dr, 530-894-6699
Best Western Heritage Inn, 25 Heritage Ln, 530894-8600
Special location instructions:
The Mulligan Concept is an outstanding paradigm to integrate into your practice as an athletic trainer. The courses and techniques not only improve your direct patient-care skill set, but also improve your clinical reasoning, decision-making, and communication skills. The techniques are simple to implement in practice and will produce immediate improvements across the gamut of injuries and patient presentations we see as athletic trainers. Practitioners who implement the Mulligan Concept into their clinical evaluations, acute care, and rehabilitation programs will experience significant improvement in their clinical practice.
Don Reordan has outstanding knowledge of, and experience using, the Mulligan Concept. He is able to translate his expert knowledge and clinical reasoning in a manner that is effective for both novice and expert learners. He also displays a genuine excitement and joy for teaching the Mulligan Concept, which creates a fun learning environment. I highly recommend taking Mulligan Concept courses from Don.
-Russell Baker, DAT, AT Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Master of Science Athletic Training Program, University of Idaho