The Mulligan Concept is a manual therapy approach developed by Brian Mulligan, a New Zealand physiotherapist, in the 1980s. It involves the use of sustained manual pressure and/or mobilization techniques to restore joint function and reduce pain in the musculoskeletal system.
The Mulligan Concept is based on the concept of “mobilization with movement,” which means that the therapist moves the affected joint while the patient performs an active movement to enhance the range of motion and reduce pain. This technique is performed in a pain-free range of motion, with the patient providing feedback to the therapist throughout the treatment.
The Mulligan Concept is used to treat a variety of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hip pain, knee pain, and ankle pain. It is also used to treat sports injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation.
The Mulligan Concept is often used in combination with other manual therapy approaches, such as soft tissue mobilization and therapeutic exercise, to provide a comprehensive treatment approach for patients with musculoskeletal conditions.