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"Is the Mulligan Concept the Hole-in-One of Physical Therapy Treatments?"

I am a Certified Mulligan Practioner. The skills as a CMP, Certified Mulligan Practioner can help those who golf but it has nothing to do with golf. I usually have a good laugh because if you ever saw me golf, you would know that I am not certified in golf. On the other hand, a Mulligan in golf is an extra golf stroke allowed after a poor shot that is not counted on the scoreboard. I have done a few of those...

I am listed on the Mulligan Concept website as one of 565 CMPs in the United States, and you will see that the Mulligan Concept providers are all over the world. So what are Mulligan Concept techniques and how can they help people?

Brian Mulligan is a Physiotherapist in New Zealand who developed the Mulligan Concept of Mobilizations with Movement (MWM) in the extremities and sustained natural apophyseal glides of the spine (SNAGS). As Mulligan practitioners, we are taught "With the concept rule of pain-free, instant and long-lasting underpinning all clinical reasoning, no other form of manual therapy offers real-time decision making and safety. The paradigm is patient-centered and patient-controlled and has an extensive body of self-treatment options."

Some of the techniques I use include the neck (cervical spine), shoulder complex, hip mobilizations, and knee and ankle mobilizations. The amazing part is that as Mulligan Practicioners, we teach self-mobilization home techniques as well as taping techniques.

This is a brief explanation of the Mulligan Concept and techniques that I use in my practice at Garage Training & Rehab Gym. I have been practicing Mulligan techniques for 20 years as a Physical Therapist. If you have any questions, please contact me via my website:

Karen Baltz Gibbs, PT, DPT, CSCS, LMT, CMP, Owner Garage Training & Rehab Gym

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