This two-day course will present the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for practical and interactive intensive days of Mobilizations with Movement (MWM) as applies to sports-related physiotherapy and manual sports medicine.
Attendee pre-requisite: Completion of at least one Mulligan Upper or Lower Quadrant course.
MWM in Sports: A Specialized Course in Sports Therapy and Manual Sports Medicine is a practical and interactive two intensive days of Mobilizations with Movement (MWM) as applies to sports-related physiotherapy and manual sports medicine. While recognizing the multidimensional nature of the musculoskeletal system and the biopsychosocial elements involved and the necessity of multidisciplinary approaches, this course deals mainly with the health and function of the articular system and its implications on sports function and performance.
The MWM in Sports was initiated in 2011 by Brian R. Mulligan (NZ), Robert Rosetti NES (USA), and Josef M. Andersen (DK). The content is based on Brian Mulligan’s published principles and Josef Andersen’s decades of experience applying MWMs in sports-specific contexts (MWMS).
The efficacy of this approach can be quickly and easily ascertained in clinic. MWM skills will be learned and it is an expectation of this course that those therapists with a normal caseload will find an immediate improvement in outcome measures with patients with restricted and/or painful movement.
Each agenda item consists of Live Lecture and Lab Participation/Assessment. Typically, at least 50% of the agenda item is dedicated to Lab Participation/Assessment.
8:00-4:30 SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Day 1: (8:00am Registration)
|8:30am||9:15||Welcome, Introduction to MWMs
Theoretical background and case presentations
The history and development of MWMs
|9:15am||9:45am||THE CERVICAL SPINE
Overview: Assessment & Management of the cervical spine in athletes. The cervical spine in relation to headaches and concussionA proposed clinical reasoning algorithm for assessment and management of the cervical spine and associated symptoms in sports.
|9:45am||10:30am||Testing and palpation of the cervical spine (side lying, sitting).
MWMS for the upper cervical spine: MWMS for C0-C1, C1-C2, C2-C3 MWMS combined C0/1 & C1/2
|10:50am||11:20am||The Cervicothoracic Junction (CTJ)
The importance of CTJ in the management of neck disorders including headaches and concussion-related symptoms.
The BRIDGE technique.
|11:20am||12:00pm||Practice the Bridge technique.|
|1:00pm||2:45pm||THE RIB CAGE
Theoretical and clinical perspective: The ribcage’s function in relation to the thoracic spine and shoulder.
|4:20pm||4:30pm||Q&A and final word|
|8:30am||10:30||THE LUMBAR SPINE
Low back pain in sports and the implications for performance.
The involvement of the hip and pelvis in LBP presentations:
|11:00am||12:00pm||THE HIP & PELVIS
A proposal for assessment and management of hip and pelvis-related disorders in sports.
A proposed algorithm for differential clinical diagnosis between the Lumbar spine, Pelvis, or Hip.
|1:00pm||2:30pm||MWMS for the knee
MWMS for the ankle
MWMS for ankle instability in football and fighting sports.
MWMS for posterior impingement in jumping sports.
Clinical reasoning points to the knee and ankle and foot.
|2:30pm||3:00pm||MWMS at the GYM
A demonstration of MWMS in the Gym
Safety principles, working space principles
Creating an MWMS as needed for specific exercises.
Review of group assignments
To facilitate your learning and preparation for the course, it is recommended that you wear loose, comfortable lab clothing (with long hair pulled back)
This course is 50% hands-on so come dressed to learn.
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