Jacksonville, Oregon – CMP Exam – Limited course series!
May 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am – May 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm PST
You are invited to apply for examination to be certified as a Mulligan Concept® Practitioner (CMP).
This CMP Exam will be limited to 10 participants.
The CMP process is a unique professional pathway to assist you to better develop your clinical skills and reasoning for the ultimate benefit of your clients. CMP’s are a referral source for other clinicians and the general public seeking treatment from clinicians who achieved a recognized level of competence in the Mulligan Concept®. The successful CMP practitioner will be eligible to have their name listed on the international Mulligan Concept website and the regional North American Mulligan Concept Teacher Association website.
The assessment process for the CMP credentialing includes both a didactic and manual skills assessment; the pass mark is 80% as high competence is expected. Upon successful completion of the examination process these clinicians will be recognized as Certified Mulligan Practitioners (CMP).
Benefits of Being a CMP
- Improved clinical skill
- Better clinical outcomes
- Improved work satisfaction
- Professional recognition / reputation
- Posting of your professional contact information via www.na-mcta.com and www.bmulligan.com websites
- Improved referral base
- Ability to sit in on any Mulligan Concept® core curriculum course (Upper Quarter, Lower Quarter and Advanced Courses) in North America (provided space is available; contact instructor to arrange).
The purposes of recognizing Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) clinicians are two fold:
As a referral source for clinicians and the general public seeking treatment from clinicians who achieved a recognized level of competence in knowledge and performance of the Mulligan Concept ®. Clinicians who qualify as a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) will be eligible to have their names listed on the international Mulligan Concept Teacher Association (www.bmulligan.com) and the North American regional (www.na-mcta.com) websites.
The CMP credentialing process assists clinicians who are interested in having their knowledge base and skill competence in the Mulligan Concept ® evaluated by providing a peer review/examination process. It is anticipated that individuals with CMP credentials will have enhanced clinical skills resulting in improved treatment outcomes.
This CMP Exam will start with a review session beginning at 8:00 am Saturday, ending no later than 11:00 am. The written and practical exams will follow. Each applicant will be notified of the exam results and de-briefed before the weekend ends. Timing depends on the number of applicants, but all testing and de-briefing will be completed no later than 4:00 pm Sunday.
The NA-MCTA has recognized the need to identify physical therapists that are competent in both a didactic knowledge base and clinical/practical expertise in the Mulligan Concept ®. In brief, the CMP testing has both a didactic and manual skills examination. Upon successful completion of the examination process these clinicians will be recognized as Certified Mulligan Practitioners (CMP).
Those eligible to apply for the CMP exam include: Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Medical Doctors, Osteopaths, and Chiropractors. (Please note that OTs, PTAs, and COTAs are currently not eligible for this examination.)
CMP Examination applicants must have completed the following courses in The Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy – Mobilization with Movement and identify the date and instructor of each course taken.
- Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques for the Upper Quarter
- Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques for the Lower Quarter
- The Advanced Course
Please wear loose, comfortable lab clothes. Bring mobilization belts and mobilization pads.
Recommended Reading – Books available online or at course from instructor
Clinical Experience with Mulligan Concept® is highly recommended. It is the expectation of the MCTA that individuals who have taken the recommended course work and have clinical experience with the Mulligan Concept® should to be successful with the exam process. Clinicians who have not regularly practiced the mobilization with movement approach and used Brian Mulligan’s 7th edition text as a clinical resource and guide for developing further understanding and skill in the Mulligan Concept® may find the CMP credentialing examination challenging.
Wear loose, comfortable lab clothes. Bring mobilization belts, mobilization pads, if available.
As the primary workbook recognized by the Mulligan Concept Teachers Association, it is designed to be used along-side training courses on Mulligan Concept Upper Quarter (Part A – cervical thoracic and upper limb), Lower Quarter (Part B – lumbar spine and lower limb) and Advanced (Part C – advanced techniques) courses. Written with Brian’s own colloquial style, the 7th edition is easy to read (and often humorous), and is a key reference for any manual therapist working clinically today.
The Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy 2e
Textbook of Techniques
An essential reference for the manual therapist seeking to improve patient’s movement using pain-free hands-on techniques.
Designed as a companion to Mulligan Concept training courses, the text is divided by: Body regions with techniques highlighting key information to assist with clinical reasoning and assessment. Patient and practitioner positioning, guidelines for application and further adjustments.
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 with his wife Lynn and his son Bret. 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 internationally.
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Participant Comments about the CMP Certification Program
It was a wonderful experience for me. Studying for it really made me sharpen my skills and master the techniques that I use less frequently…. My patients have been very excited by the entire process and their treatment has definitely benefited from it….Thank you again for your encouragement and support……
For Additional North American Mulligan Concept® Course Offerings: NA-MCTA COURSES
*NOTIFICATION regarding teaching of The Mulligan Concept®: Individuals who pass the CMP qualifying exam are not entitled to teach the Mulligan Concept®, nor are they recognized as instructors by the MCTA and the NA-MCTA . Sharing the techniques via in-services within the CMP’s clinic are certainly acceptable as long as attendance at a formal Mulligan Concept® course is encouraged.
Don Reordan PT, MS, OCS, CMP, MCTA, CIDNPhysical Therapist
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.