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Advanced Course – Frisco, Tx

April 27, 2018 @ 8:00am - 6:30pm
April 28, 2018 @ 7:30am - 12:30pm


MCTA Advanced Course

Advanced Course – Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques

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.


    • PTs and PTAs will receive 12 CCUs from Procert: State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for those holding license in: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, 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, Wyoming. Note: if your license is not issued by one of the above jurisdictions, see https://www.na-mcta.com/courses/ceus/ for more information to assist in your application for individual CEU credit through your licensing body.
    • ATCs will receive 13 CEUs from the NATA Board of Certification CEU Provider P3566 
    • Certificate of attendance for 13 hrs of instruction

This Advanced Course is scheduled in combination with a CMP Exam. The timing of the course will be 8:00 am to 6:30 pm Friday April 27, continuing at 7:30 am to 12:15 pm Saturday April 28. The CMP Exam will follow, beginning at 1:00 pm Saturday, and finish by 3:30 pm Sunday.


Advanced Course – Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques

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, present new material and fine tune the participants manual skills with the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the whole body.

It will provide instruction in the use of Pain Release Phenomenon techniques and compression techniques. 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 prepare those interested in taking the Certified Mulligan Practitioner Exam.

SCHEDULING NOTE: The Advanced Course starts Friday April 27, 2018, with registration at 8:00 am, and instruction from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. On Saturday April 28 the course will start at 7:30 am and end at 12:15 pm.

For the CMP Exam, a review session will commence at 1:00 pm Saturday for the participants to get their final questions answered. All exam participants are encouraged to attend! The written exam will then begin at 3:00 pm on Saturday. Depending on the number of participants, the practical exam times may begin with the first group of 4 at 6:00 pm, with the other participants through for the day at that time. The Sunday practical exams will resume at 8:00 am and finish by 3:30 pm. Participants will be debriefed with results following the practical exam.


Learning Objectives

  • Have an advanced appreciation of the concept of the Mobilization With Movement approach.
  • Provide an opportunity to refine and hone manual skills in the MWM techniques for the whole body.
  • Learn the Pain Release Phenomenon and Compression Techniques
  • Fine tune the knowledge and manual skills to successfully apply and integrate the MWM techniques.
  • Better integrate taping techniques with Mobilization with Movement.
  • Understand the guidelines for safe and effective technique selection.
  • Improve clinical outcomes.
  • Prepare for the Certified Mulligan Practitioner Exam.


Two Day Course (13 contact hours) Instruction, Demonstration and Lab Practice for:

  • Pain Release Phenomenon techniques and Compressions.
  • Techniques addressing – MTP joints, EHL tendon, Dequervain’s tenosynovitis, CMC joint, tennis elbow, proximal radiohumeral joint, shoulder joint, hip joint, patellofemoral joint, cervical spine.

Review, Problem-Solve and Refine the Approach techniques for:

  • Hand: IP, MCP, Metacarpals, Carpals, and taping techniques.
  • Wrist: MWMs for flexion, extension, supination, pronation, and taping
  • Elbow: flexion, extension, proximal radioulnar joint, tennis elbow treatments, and HEP.
  • Shoulder: manual and belt MWMs for elevation, IR, ER, functional activities, and HEP.
  • Acromioclavicular joint: MWMs, and taping.
  • Cervical: NAGs, Reverse NAGs, SNAGs for flexion, extension, rotation, SB, HEP techniques, traction techniques, Positional SNAGs, Spinal Mobilizations with Arm Movements, Headache/Upper Cervical assessment, and treatment techniques.
  • Thoracic: SNAGs for rotation, flexion, SB, extension, belt traction.
  • Ribs: First rib technique, 2 through 12 rib techniques.
  • Lumbar: SNAGs, self SNAGs, SLR techs, SNAGS with SLR, and HEP.
  • SI joint: ilial rotations, upslip, plinth and weight bearing techniques, taping techniques
  • Hip: flexion, extension, rotation, non-weight bearing and weight bearing techniques.
  • Knee: Belt MWMs, IR MWM, Squeeze technique for meniscus, proximal tib/fib joint, and taping.
  • Ankle: talocrural, distal tib/fib joint, DF, PF, ankle sprains, and taping techniques.
  • Toes/Feet: IP, MCP, metatarsals, tarsals, plantar fasciitis, and taping techniques.



Course applicants must have completed minimally the Mulligan Concept Upper & Lower Quadrant Courses in the USA from curriculum year 2000 to present.

  1. Introductory Course*
  2. Upper Quarter Course
  3. Lower Quarter Course

* The Introductory course is recommended but not required.
See Available Introductory Courses

Wear loose, comfortable lab clothes. Bring 6th ed. book, mobilization belts, mobilization pads, if available.


The required text for the course:

Manual Therapy : Nags, Snags, Mwms, Etc.







Manual Therapy ‘NAGs’, ‘SNAGs’, ‘MWMs’ etc. 6th edition, by Brian R. Mulligan, 2010.


The Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy: Textbook of Techniques

The Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy: Textbook of techniques by Hing, Hall, Rivett, Vicenzino and Mulligan, 2015. 


Don Reordan - MCTA

Don Reordan

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.

Eric Dinkins

Eric is a graduate from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and has been practicing since 2001. He has earned post-graduate certifications in Manipulative Therapy and is a Certified Mulligan Practitioner with the Mulligan Concept of manual therapy. He earned his Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Eric has an extensive sports medicine background, has worked closely with physicians from the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Denver, and has treated athletes from youth, to Olympic, and professional levels. He is a published author and was a key-note speaker at the International Mulligan Conference in 2009. Other clinical interests include treatments for Restless Legs Syndrome and utilizing the Motion Guidance system to improve visual feedback in rehabilitation. When not practicing, Eric enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, and playing guitar.


Airport: Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) or Dallas Love Field

Hotel Options:

Hampton Inn and Suites, 6070 Sports Village Road, Frisco, Texas, 75033, USA 

Comfort Suites, 9700 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX $94/night (mention Athletes’ Performance for rate)

BridgeStreet Worldwide, 2660 Kelly Blvd #200, Carrollton, TX 75007 $74/night  (mention Athletes’ Performance for rate)

Other hotels in Frisco, TX: Homewood Suites,  Sequoia at Stonebriar

Miscellaneous :

Transportation: SuperShuttle (enter code KZLJE for $4 off roundtrip)



Review / Testimonial

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. Practitoners who implement the Mulligan Concept into their clinical evaluations, acute care, and rehabilitation programs will experience significant improvement in their clinical practice. 

-Russell Baker, DAT, AT Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Master of Science Athletic Training Program, University of Idaho


Apr 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Apr 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Brittani Cookinham, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT


Don Reordan
Eric Dinkins


EXOS – Frisco, TX
6155 Sports Village Rd., suite 400
Frisco, TX 75035 United States
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