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.
The recommended texts for the course are:
The Mulligan Concept ™ of Manual Therapy: Textbook of techniques by Hing, Hall, Rivett, Vicenzino and Mulligan, 2015. (Get 10% off by entering PROMOTIONAL CODE: BAL6E70486 at checkout !! )
Mark Thomson – DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS, CMP, MCTA
Dr. Thomson earned his BS in Physiological Science from UCLA in 1992. He graduated from UCSF/SFSU with an MPT degree in 1995. Mark graduated from the Kaiser Permanente Manual Therapy Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA in 2000. In 2005, he earned his tDPT from Temple University. Mark is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and APTA Orthopedic Section member. Mark’s clinical practice is currently at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, where he works as a Clinical Specialist and treats outpatient orthopedic patients full time. Since 2010, he has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Saint Augustine in San Diego within the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program, teaching courses in Spinal Manipulation, Extremity Manipulation, and Orthopedics. Mark is the Regional Manager for the North American Mulligan Concept ™ Teachers Association and has been involved with teaching short and long-term manual therapy courses since 1999 with excellent course reviews. Dr. Thomson is a clinical faculty member in the Kaiser Southern California Orthopedic Residency program, and thoroughly enjoys mentoring several residents every year. He practices an integrated style of manual therapy, focusing on passive and active mobilization techniques and exercise, with a commitment to continual analytical assessment. Mark is currently the North American Regional Manager of the Mulligan Concept ™ Teachers Association.
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“Speaker was very well prepared, informational, dynamic and entertaining! Nice mix of lecture, lab, and instruction”
“Mark was knowledgeable, approachable, and presented the information in a fun way.”
“Mark was excellent. Great with listening to questions, working with each table for demo. Good examples with class participants. The whole weekend was interesting with good time allotted for each technique. Good organization.”
“Knowledgeable instructor, VERY relevant and gave many clinical pearls. Well versed in subject material. Entertaining, passionate and engaging. I loves the case scenarios and the fact you brought in the research.”
3 people are attending Upper Quarter Course – Anaheim, CA – Course POSTPONED- date TBD