March 10, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 11, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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.
8:00-9:00 Introduction, case report, theory and pre test
9:00-9:30 Hand demonstration and lab practice: IP, MCP, Metacarpals, Carpals, and taping techniques
9:30-10:00 Wrist demonstration and lab practice: MWMs for flexion, extension, supination, pronation, and taping
10:00-10:15 Break time
10:15-12:00 Cervical demonstration and lab practice: NAGs, Reverse NAGs, SNAGs for rotation.
1:00- 2:00 Cervical demonstration and lab practice: SNAGS for flexion, extension, rotation, SB, HEP techniques
2:00-2:15 Upper Cervical: Lecture: evidence for eval / Rx of upper cervical pain, headaches and cervicogenic dizziness.
2:15-2:30 Headache/Upper Cervical: demonstration and lab practice: assessment and treatment techniques
2:30- 2:45 Break time
2:45- 4:00 Upper Cervical lab practice for Headache/Cervicogenic Dizziness treatments continued
8:00-10:00 Cervical demonstration & lab practice: traction techniques, Positional SNAGs, Spinal Mob w Arm Mvmt
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- 2:30 Shoulder demonstration and lab practice: IR, ER, functional activities, HEP
Acromioclavicular jt demonstration and lab practice: MWMs, and taping
2:30- 2:45 Break time
2:45- 3:30 Ribs demonstration and lab practice: MWMs for ribs 1-12
Thoracic demonstration and lab practice: SNAGs for rotation, flexion, SB, extension
3:30-4:00 Review, Post Test and Closing
Wear loose, comfortable lab clothes. Bring mobilization belts, mobilization pads, if available.
Brian Folk – PT, MCTA, FAAOMPT
Mr. Folk graduated with “great distinction” from the Physical Therapy Program at California State University, Long Beach in 1987. He first became acquainted with Brian Mulligan in 1996 and has assisted Mr. Mulligan on courses since 1998. He received full accreditation as an instructor in the Mulligan Concept Teachers Association in 2001. He is currently the Secretary of the International Mulligan Concept Teachers Association as well as Chairman of the North American MCTA Certified Mulligan Practitioner Examination Committee.
He is a graduate of the Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship and has previously served as an adjunct instructor in the Fellowship program. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists. He has worked in outpatient orthopedic clinics since 1988 and currently works as an outpatient Clinical Specialist at Kaiser Permanente in San Marcos California. Publication by Mr. Folk: “Traumatic thumb injury management using mobilization with movement”. Manual Therapy 6(3): 178-182. August 2001.
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“Brian was absolutely excellent…. energetic, funny, hilarious, clear, easy to follow, great techniques… a great balance of informative, knowledgeable and fun. Really great guy who clearly loves what he does because he’s so good at it”.
“Honestly, most enjoyable con-ed I’ve attended to date….very clear, helpful, dynamic, thorough and funny….. maintained the interest in the class. Did not let it get boring”.
“Proved the technique was effective practically and by supporting it with evidence and research articles…. very relevant and gave many clinical pearls”.
“Well versed in the subject material….One of the best courses I’ve taken. I became a better clinician and look forward to using the new material in practice. Thank you!”
10 people are attending Upper Quarter Course – Riverside, CA