NEW Mulligan Concept Lab Course - Functional Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis using Mobilization with Movement - New York, NY (April 6-7, 2018)

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13 hours

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Presented by: Mark Oliver

Date: April 6 - 7, 2018

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Regular Price: $450.00

Special Price $425.00


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. 

The examination component:  
This course includes a new generation of functional load transfer tests that can be used to assess various elements of failed load transfer (pelvic dysfunction) across the pelvis. These tests are a critical element of pelvic examination as pelvic dysfunction has the capacity to result in pain being experienced in other parts of the body even when the pelvis is symptom free.

Some of these tests are validated, while others are currently being researched. They include observation based load transfer tests and tests for measuring inhibition, bracing and weakness.

In addition to identifying failed pelvic load transfer, these tests can be used to immediately assess the effectiveness of MWM (and other) interventions. However the true effectiveness of the MWM intervention can only be gauged by how it affects the patient’s presenting complaint. Consequently, the primary examination element taught in this program is how to use MWM to determine appropriate real time treatment. Rather than using pain provocation tests (PPTs) to provoke pain, MWM examination procedures are performed with the aim of eliminating pain on movement as the patient reproduces the previously symptomatic activity. In this way, the clinician is able to ascertain conditions that are required to render a pain provoking activity symptom free or eliminate the element of failed pelvic load transfer that has resulted in a symptomatic maladaptive movement pattern.

The treatment component:
The treatment elements of this course are primarily MWM based techniques directed primarily at the intra-pelvic joints (sacroiliac and pubic symphysis). However the pelvis MWM techniques integrate elements of manual therapy, functional exercise and cognitive therapy with the aim of affecting all components of the pelvic region.  This is taught using a combination of practical instruction, real time demonstrations on individuals with PGP or pelvic dysfunction and video case example presentations.

Self-treatment techniques and integration of MWM techniques into what is termed a “no failure” functional exercise approach will be presented. When appropriate, additional treatment strategies and techniques are discussed and demonstrated including identification and management of causative factors.

Gentle, pain-free MWM techniques are ideal for treatment of pelvic dysfunction in women with pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) and these techniques are discussed and demonstrated in this workshop.


We would like thoughtful clinician's to make an informed decision to attend this course.  If you are uncomfortable with many of the current methods used to address pelvic dysfunction and PGP, this course should be of huge benefit to you.  The following information may help you to decide.  Why should you do this course?


Run Time:
2 Days (13 hours)

Attendee:  The Mulligan Concept courses are intended for only licensed physical therapists and other clinicians whose scope of practice includes mobilization/manipulative therapy. (PT, MD, DO, DC, OT)  In order for PTA's or ATC's to attend, your state must allow you to perform mobilization/manipulative therapy. 

CE: 13 Hours


This course is 50% hands-on so come dressed to learn. You will need to bring:

  • Wear loose, comfortable lab clothing (with long hair pulled back)
  • Bring your copy of the text, a small hand towel and a Mulligan NAGS & SNAGS Mobilization belt
  • Foam mobilization pads are recommended.
  • Required Text: Manual Therapy, "NAGS", "SNAGS", "MWM'S", ETC., 6th ed., Brian R. Mulligan, F.N.Z.S.P.,Dip. M.T.

Course Evaluation:

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Workbook: Yes

Course Approvals/Certifications: 

  • Certificate of attendance is provided for Continuing Education (CE) credits



 Day 1


 Day 2







Overview of MWM related to the pelvis

Functional anatomy, biomechanics and neurophysiology of the pelvis Pelvic dysfunction - lecture


The PS, pregnancy and pubic symphysis MWMs - lecture

PS MWM techniques - demonstration and practical

Case study  - pregnancy related pubic symphysis pain


Morning break


Morning break


Determination of SIJ plane - demonstration and practical

Functional examination procedures for the pelvis demonstration and practical


PS MWM techniques – practical

SIJ MWM techniques - practical







Overview of pubic symphysis (PS) anatomy – lecture

Functional examination of the pelvis – demonstration and practical

Case study


SIJ MWM techniques  - practical

Case study pelvis MWMs –

integration of functional exercise, and other treatment options -demonstration and practical


Afternoon break


Afternoon break


SIJ MWM treatment techniques - demonstration and practical

Short case studies


Advanced lumbar and hip techniques - demonstration and practical

Addressing causative factors - demonstration

Case study  - MWM related to MRI visualized lumbar IVD protrusion

Discussion, questions & summary





Learning Goals

Learning outcomes
At the completion of this course (inclusive of pre-course reading), participants should:

  • Have an understanding of applied anatomy of the pelvic osseous, ligamentous and neuromuscular systems as they relate to pelvic function
  • Be aware of current literature related to examination and treatment of pelvic dysfunction and pelvic girdle pain
  • Have an advanced level of understanding of the concept of MWM and the clinical reasoning process on which it is based
  • Be able to confidently perform a functional evaluation of the pelvis using newly developed load transfer tests
  • Be able to confidently construct and perform pelvis MWM examination and treatment techniques primarily directed at the intra-pelvic joints (sacroiliac and pubic symphysis)
  • Be able to teach MWM self-treatment techniques
  • Be able to integrate pelvis MWM techniques into an active functional evidence based approach for pelvic dysfunction and pelvic girdle pain
  • When indicated be able to safely and effectively use MWM techniques to treat acute pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain
  • Be able to further develop clinical skills and clinical reason related to examination and treatment of the pelvis by using the comprehensive descriptions in the course manual.

Behavioral Objectives

Day 1

  1. Perform an examination of the pelvis using Mulligan Concept principles and use this to determine an appropriate Mobilization With Movement treatment strategy.
  2. Perform basic mobilization with movement techniques for the SIJ
  3. Perform basic mobilization with movement (MWM) techniques for the pubic symphysis
  4. Enable participants to treat derangements of the pubic symphysis during pregnancy using mobilization with movement techniques
  5. Perform and interpret the findings of the research validated active straight leg raise test (ASLR) and use it to determine the effectiveness of MWM interventions
  6. Perform a detailed assessment of the passive accessory movements of the pubic symphysis
  7. Identify basic maladaptive movement patterns, bracing responses and inhibitory patterns originating from the pelvis by using functional movement testing
  8. Develop a treatment plan for a female long distance runner experiencing pelvic pain incorporating three MWM techniques.
  9. Perform MWM techniques appropriate for age and degeneration related stiffness of the SIJ

Day 2-

  1. Describe a proposed pelvis MWM procedure to a patient with pelvic dysfunction to obtain informed consent to apply the technique
  2. Evaluate the potential presence of failed load transfer in a patient with a pelvic joint dysfunction. 
  3. Communicate three key guidelines that are to be expected of an MWM prior to performing a technique on a patient with a joint dysfunction.  
  4. Apply one pubic symphysis MWM technique with correct hand placement in a patient with multi-directional hip motion loss. 
  5. Demonstrate a SIJ MWM technique for loss of hip extension for a patient with pain and loss of motion.  
  6. Recognize three symptoms/conditions warranting a differential diagnosis in a person with pelvic girdle pain.
  7. Demonstrate a MWM on a patient with knee pain originating from the pelvis.
  8. Instruct a patient in a pelvis self-MWM technique to address pain in the lumbar spine involving the pelvis.
  9. Demonstrate one SNAG technique for the lumbar spine for a patient with pelvic girdle pain.
  10. Demonstrate the use of a belt in one MWM technique for the pelvis in a patient with low back pain and loss of ROM.
  11. Instruct a patient with loss of trunk flexion in a pelvis self-MWM technique to add to their HEP. 
  12. Incorporate one taping strategy to eliminate pain in a patient with pelvic girdle pain.

Additional Information

Instructor(s) Mark Oliver

April 6-7, 2018 - (Friday - Saturday)

Early Bird Price:  Pay only $425.00 when you register by March 9th, 2018 (Full Price $450.00)

Registration 8:00am 

Day 1: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Day 2: 8:00am - 5:00pm

(13 hours total)

Sheraton LaGuardia East
135-20 39th Ave.
Flushing, NY   11354
Ph#: 718-460-6666 or 888-627-7033

  • Downtown New York is 12 miles or 27 minutes approximately
  • 3 Miles from LaGuardia Airport
  • Parking:  Indoor underground valet parking @ $10.00 per car day attendees or $14.00 valet overnight (parking based on availability, hotel attendants can provide guests directions to nearest available parking if hotel lot is full)
  • Complimentary hotel shuttle transportation to and from LaGuardia airport


  • NYSED Approved for 13 CE hours for PTs and PTAs
Additional Info
  • Seminar includes coffee breaks and handouts. Lunch is not included. 
  • Course related products (if any) will be available at the course, however, in a limited quantity.
  • Certificates of Attendance will be given to all participants and may be used for those who need C.E.U. verification and credits. 
  • Participants will be required to sign a Release of Liability prior to the commencement of this seminar.
  • Location, Instructor, Dates and Cost of seminar are subject to change.
  • For group rate accommodations, please call hotel directly and be sure to mention Northeast Seminars. A limited number of rooms are reserved for participants, when available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Within 30 days of the course, rooms and/or rates may no longer be available. If course is to be held at a facility, Northeast only provides suggested hotels nearby for room accommodations.

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