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Nashville, TN – The Mulligan Concept™ Upper Quadrant Course

Apr 12, 2025 @ 8:00 am Apr 13, 2025 @ 3:30 pm CST

MCTA Upper Quarter Course

This two-day course will present the Mulligan Concept approach to manual therapy for the Cervical Spine, Headache, Thoracic Spine, Ribs, Hip, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand.

Continuing Education Credits for this course included for OT’s, ATC’s, PTA’s, and PT’s

  • OTs will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.6 CEUs education level – Intermediate Category 1: PD activity approval ID #7364 

AOTA Approved Providor

  • ATs will receive a certificate of attendance for 13 CEUs from the NATA Board of Certification CEU Provider #P3566

  • PTs will receive a certificate of attendance documenting 13 CEUs from the individual state’s governing Board of Physical Therapy. (an official state approval course number will be included when available) 

Description

Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques For The Upper Quadrant

This two-day in-person course will include lectures, patient demonstrations, and ample lab time. Participants will receive in-depth teaching that highlights the use of Mobilization With Movement™.

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 using pain-free manual therapy forces within the treatment plane of a joint to promote restoration of ROM, function, and abolition of pain.

Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course the participant will be able to accurately:

  • List 3 key manual components of Mobilization With Movement for the treatment of the upper quadrant.
  • Demonstrate 3 shoulder MWM techniques for shoulder elevation impairment.
  • Demonstrate 2 elbow MWM techniques for loss of motion and tennis elbow.
  • List 2 indications for wrist/hand taping procedures for the proximal row of carpals and the metacarpals to reinforce an MWM technique.
  • Demonstrate 3 key variables that may need to be modified for pain-free effective MWM of the upper extremity, cervical, and thoracic spine.
  • Demonstrate 3 manual upper cervical techniques used for the alleviation of cervicogenic headaches
  • Demonstrate 3 manual upper cervical techniques used for the alleviation of cervicogenic dizziness
  • Demonstrate central and unilateral manual SNAG techniques for the pain-free improvement of cervical and thoracic ROM.
  • Cite at least 2 RCT studies that support cervical snags for headaches and dizziness
  • Cite at least 2 RCT studies that support the MWM approach to Tennis elbow
  • Integrate one combined shoulder MWM and cervical SNAG when presented with a persistent cervical / shoulder musculoskeletal dysfunctional pattern.

Outline:

Upper Quadrant

8:00-4:30 SATURDAY

7:30-3:30 SUNDAY

DAY 1: 

8:00-9:00    Sign in and Registration.  Pre-test.  Introduction, theory, guidelines for practical application of Mobilization With Movement (MWM’s):  CROCKS and PILL.

9:00-9:30    Hand demonstration and lab practice: IP, MCP, Metacarpals, Carpals, and taping techniques.

9:30-10:00  Literature evidence for evaluation and treatment of 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: Natural Apophyseal Glides (NAGs), Reverse NAGs, Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides (SNAGs).

12:00-1:00   Lunch

1:00- 2:00   Cervical demonstration and lab practice: SNAGs continued.  Self-SNAGS/HEP/Self-management.

2:00-2:30    Upper Cervical lecture: evidence for evaluation and assessment of Upper Cervical pain, mobility loss, headaches, and cervicogenic dizziness.

2:30- 2:45     Break time

2:45- 4:30     Upper Cervical lab practice for Headache/Cervicogenic Dizziness and pain/Mobility loss.

DAY 2:

7:30-9:30   Review of Day 1 topics and treatments. CMP exam requirements. Cervical demonstration & lab practice: traction techniques, Transverse SNAGs (Positional SNAGSs), Spinal Mobilization with Arm Movement.

9:30-9:45   Break time

9:45-11:00  Elbow demonstration and lab practice, HEP/ patient self-management strategies.

11:00-12:00   Literature evidence for evaluation and treatment of the Shoulder. Demonstration and lab practice.

12:00-1:00     Lunch

1:00- 2:00     Shoulder demonstration and lab practice continued to include the Acromioclavicular joint and Scapulothoracic area: MWM, HEP/self-management. 

2:00- 2:15     Break time

2:15- 3:00     Rib and Thoracic demonstration and lab practice: MWM for the ribs and thoracic.

3:00 – 3:30     Review, Post Test and Closing

Requirements

Wear loose, comfortable lab clothes. Bring mobilization belts, and mobilization pads, if available.

To facilitate your learning and preparation for the course, it is recommended that you purchase a mobilization belt, contact pad, and Brian Mulligan’s 7th edition textbook. Other tools to facilitate learning include video tutorials of the techniques presented in the courses. Click the product links below for information and purchase.

CANCELLATION POLICIES:

Participant Cancellations
If participants need to cancel their registration, they may transfer their tuition to any other Mulligan Concept course within a year, as long as the course instructor is notified within 24 hours of the start of the course.

If the instructor is notified at least 30 days before the start of the course, the participant may transfer to any other Mulligan Concept course within a year, or be refunded 50% of their registration fee.

Please consider these policies before booking your course.

NA-MCTA Teacher Right to Cancel
The NA-MCTA lead teacher, and its teachers, reserve the right to cancel any course before the course date due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event that this should occur, your tuition fee will be returned in full. However, the NA-MCTA and its teachers will not be held responsible for airline tickets, hotel reservations, or any other travel or personal expenses incurred by the registrant. We will make every attempt to contact you as soon as possible in the event a course must be canceled. Please consider this policy before making your travel arrangements!

Host Facility / Venue:
In the event that the host facility must cancel, 4 weeks’ notice must be given in writing to the course instructor. This will allow sufficient time to notify all registered participants.

Faculty

Jarrod BrianJarrod Brian PT, OCS, CMP, CSMT, TPS, MCTA

Jarrod earned his B.S. in Athletic Training/Education from Southern Illinois University in 2001. He received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the Mayo School of Health Sciences in 2003. Jarrod is an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and APTA Orthopedic Section member.

Jarrod became a Certified Mulligan Practitioner in 2007 and has assisted in teaching Mulligan ConceptTM courses since 2009.  He holds certifications from The International Spine and Pain Institute for manual therapy and pain science.  Further, he has an extensive background in various manual therapy methods, functional dry-needling, and movement assessment systems.

Currently, Jarrod is employed at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, MN. He treats a broad variety of outpatient physical therapy conditions utilizing a multimodal, patient-centered approach.  He believes the most successful care occurs at the confluence of patient education, well-timed manual therapy, and focused exercise while simultaneously attempting to understand each unique patient’s goals, lifestyle, and environment.

When not practicing, Jarrod enjoys reading, fitness, and spending time with his family and local church.

Travel

Instructor

Jarrod Brian
2410 Patterson St. Suite 100
Nashville, Tennessee United States
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Nashville, TN Upper Quadrant
$ 499.00
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