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 1997. He received full accreditation as an instructor in the Mulligan Concept Teachers Association in 2001. He previously served for many years as 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 served in the past 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.