The Mulligan Concept is a unique approach to manual therapy 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.
The Mulligan Concept Teacher’s Association (MCTA) is a group of manipulative/ manual physical therapy instructors who are accredited to teach the Mulligan Concept. The MCTA was founded by Brian Mulligan to teach his approach worldwide. Currently, there are around 51 teachers internationally. These teachers are all trained in manipulative/manual therapy up to a standard set by IFOMT (e.g., Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Therapy, etc.)
- To teach the concepts to qualified healthcare professionals worldwide.
- Provide an examination process for those interested and that meet the qualifications to become a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP).
- To ensure that all MCTA instructors possess credentials and skill sets of high caliber for the professional dessemination of the Concept.
- To promote research and provide funding for the scientific investigation of the validity of Mulligan Concept techniques.