F.N.Z.S.P. (Hon.), Dip. M.T.
Brian trained as a physiotherapist at the NZ School of Physiotherapy and qualified in 1954. Two years later he commenced in private practice in Wellington where he remained until 2000 when he finally retired from active clinical practice.
Brian's special interest has always been manual therapy since being introduced to the field by Stanley Paris in the early 1960s. Brian was one of small group of physiotherapists who formed the NZ Manipulative Therapists Association in 1968. He and his colleague, Robin McKenzie, were the principle teachers on the newly formed Post graduate program for the Diploma of Manipulative Therapy. Brian joined the international lecturing circuit in 1972. Currently he has taught in 91 cities in the United States of America and 20 countries of the world.
Well over 100 articles supporting Brian's MWM techniques have been published in scientific journals from around the world. A regularly updated reference section is available at www.bmulligan.com
Brian has been the recipient of many awards: Honorary Fellowship of the NZ Society of Physiotherapists (1996), Honorary Life Membership of the NZ Society of Physiotherapists (1996), Honorary Life Membership of the NZ Manipulative Therapists Association (1993), Honorary Membership of the NZ College of Physiotherapy (1998) just to name a few.