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Lower Quarter Course – Medford, OR

March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 25, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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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 & SIJ as well as for the lower extremity.

  • PRO CERT 14 CCUs: Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) accepted 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, Wyoming
  • NATA Board of Certification CEU Provider P3566
  • Certificate of attendance for 13 hrs of instruction
  • Please contact Organizer for registration information


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:

  • 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.
  • List 3 key components of Mobilization With Movement for the treatment of lower quarter.


Two Day Course

Instruction in the Mulligan Concept techniques with lecture, demonstration and lab practice

Day 1:

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am Registration
  • 8:30 – 9:00 am Introduction / Treatment Principles / Guidelines
  • 9:00 – 10:30 am Feet/toes – IP/MP joints, metatarsals, tarsals, plantar fasciitis & taping techniques
  • 10:30 – 10:45 am Break
  • 10:45 – 12:00 pm Lumbar SNAGS, Self SNAGS, SLR techniques
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm SLR techniques continued
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Self Treatment, Home program
  • 3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
  • 3:15 – 3:45 pm SMWLM, neurodynamic implications.
  • 3:45 – 4:30 pm SIJ techniques / Taping techniques

Day 2:

  • 7:30 – 7:45 am Review, Theory, CMP, Q&A
  • 7:45 – 9:30 am Ankle – talocrural MWM for plantarflexion, dorsiflexion
  • 9:30 – 9:45 am Break
  • 9:45 – 11:00 am Tibiofibular joint MWM for inversion sprains or hypermobility, taping techniques
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 12:00 – 1:45 pm MWM for knee, squeeze, proximal tib fib jt, taping techniques
  • 1:45 – 2:00 pm Break
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm MWM for hip – belt techniques, NWB and weight-bearing techniques, post course test


Wear loose, comfortable lab clothes. Bring mobilization belts, mobilization pads & book if possible.


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.

Also recommended:

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.


Airport Options : 

Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR)

Hotel Options :

Near venue: Homewood Suites by Hilton (541)779-9800

                          SpringHill Suites (541) 842-8080

                         Holiday Inn Express (541) 732-1400  

Near airport: Courtyard Medford Airport (541) 772-5656

                         Candlewood Suites Medford (541) 772-2800


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. 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


Mar 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Mar 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Michael Mehl
(541) 789-5824


Don Reordan


Asante Rehabilitation Services
781 Black Oak Drive Suite 101 , Medford, OR 97504 United States
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