Mulligan Concept Lower & Upper Quadrant


Brian Mulligan is the creator of the Mobilisation With Movement" (MWM) as we know it today. MWM examination and treatment techniques integrate manual therapy, functional exercise, and cognitive therapy elements. 

These two-day practical workshops provide clinical reasoning strategies and detailed hands-on instruction on unique examination and treatment techniques.

MWM is one of the most popular approaches physiotherapists use to treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Mark has presented Mulligan courses for over 30 years and assisted Brian worldwide on numerous occasions. The approach is easy to learn and integrate into existing examination and treatment models. There is a large body of research validating the concept (

The 7th edition of Brian's textbook is available at Plane View Services ( There are two comprehensive books by eminent physiotherapy researchers detailing the theory, principles, concepts, and relevant research relating to the evidence-based practice of MWM (Vicenzino et al 2011, Hing et al 2020).

Mulligan B R. Manual Therapy: "NAGS", "SNAGS", "MWMS" etc. (revised 7th Ed). Plane View Services, Wellington; 2018

Vicenzino B, Hing W, Rivett D & Hall T. Mobilisation with Movement: The Art and Science. Elsevier Publishing; 2011.

Hing W, Hall T, Mulligan B. Introduction. In: Hing W, Hall T & Mulligan B, editors. The Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy: textbook of techniques. Elsevier Publishing; 2020. 

Course Goals

  • Present the principles of the Mulligan Concept 
  • Demonstrate clinical applications of Mulligan Concept principles
  • Explain the clinical reasoning process of the Mulligan Concept
  • Develop and refine manual skills
  • Offer theoretical models to explain the clinical results achieved
  • Demonstrate integration of the Mulligan Concept into established treatment regimes
  • Present information in an open non-threatening collegial dialogue and provide participants with a stimulating and fun learning experience.

The Upper Quadrant course includes:

  • MWM techniques for the shoulder girdle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand
  • SNAGS (a form of MWM for the spinal column) for the cervical and thoracic (including ribs) region
  • NAGs and SNAGs for the cervical and thoracic regions
  • Techniques for cervicogenic headaches and dizziness 
  • Techniques for treatment of upper limb neural elements. 

The Lower Quadrant course includes:

  • MWM techniques for the foot, ankle, knee, and hip regions
  • SNAGS for the lumbar spine region. 
  • Examination and treatment techniques for lumbar neural elements
  • Treatment of muscular and soft tissue elements, including calf and tendoachilles injuries and hamstring injuries.

Brian performing the first MWM - The finger


Ankle taping

Lumbar SNAG lateral shift correction

Mobilisation With Movement made simple!

Mobilisation With Movement

A theoretical model for the effectiveness of MWM



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