11 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017    
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bookings closed
met golf club
fritz sonnenberg drive, mouille point, Cape Town
Geoff Foat (SA)
Short Description
This two-day course presents the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint as well as for the lower extremity to give the participants a thorough and in depth coverage of the Mobilization With Movement approach for the lower quarter.
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THE MULLIGAN LOWER QUADRANT COURSE with Geoff Foat; Cape Town, 11-12 November 2017

Course times :  day 1 registration is from 8.30am and the course runs from 9am – 6pm on day 1 and 8am – 4pm on day 2



Course material


This is the Lower Quadrant course in the Mulligan Concept of mobilization, one of three courses offered under the Mulligan Concept Teacher’s Association. The remaining courses include: Upper Quadrant and Advance Course. The UQ, LQ and FU courses are required for eligibility to sit for the Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) exam – see for upcoming exams. This manual therapy approach, developed by New Zealand physiotherapist, Brian R. Mulligan, F.N.Z.S.P., Dip. M.T., has clinical application to extremity and spinal joint dysfunction, principally utilizing the concept of Mobilization with Movement (MWM). This is an innovative approach in the field of physical therapy, growing in popularity because of its success, broad application, and relative ease with which it applied and evaluated for efficacy. The skills taught in this course have immediate clinical application.

Learning outcomes: At the end of this course, participants will:-
• Be able to describe the tenets of the Mulligan Concept
• Have the guidelines necessary to apply, when indicated, painless techniques to improve neuromuscular and joint function
• Display enhanced handling skills specific to techniques presented in the 5th edition of the textbook.
• The ability to integrate the Mulligan Concept into the evaluative process
• At the end of each day, course participants may be required to demonstrate at least one technique in front of the class. This is a group learning experience.

Day 1: 9:00am – 5:00pm; Registration 08:30am to 9:00am
Introduction to the Mulligan Concept: Mobilization With Movement (MWM)
Treatment principles and guidelines
Lumbar Spine Introduction
Tea break: 10:45am – 11:00am
SNAGS: WB and NWB, all cardinal planes
Lunch break: 12:30pm to 1:00pm
SLR restriction techniques
Spinal Mobilization With Leg Movement
Afternoon break: 2:45pm to 3:00pm
Home program development
SIJ: emphasis on innominate rotations
Day 2: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Review; CMP overview
MTP, metatarsals, TMT
Morning break: 10:00am – 10:15am
Ankle: Talocrural and Distal Tib-fib
Knee: Posterior glides, Medio-Lateral glides, Tibial Internal Rotation
Lunch break: 12:00pm – 12:30pm
All relevant LE taping
Hip: WB and NWB techniques
Afternoon break: 2:15pm – 2:30pm
Thoracic Snags: All Cardinal planes
Thoracic Traction
There will be a 15 minute morning and afternoon break each day, in addition to a 1/2 hour lunch break. The host is responsible for providing morning/ afternoon tea/coffee and snacks. Meals are not provided.
Participant responsibilities:
Dress appropriately (sportsbra for women upper quadrant, shorts for lower quadrant)
Review of the 6th edition of Brian Mulligan’s book: Manual Therapy, NAGs, SNAGs, MWM’s etc is HIGHLY recommended prior to the course.
Participants must take personal responsibility for communicating to their lab partner and/or instructor any physical problem that might contraindicate having the techniques performed on them

Instructor Biography:

Geoff graduated with a B.Sc. in Physiotherapy in 1988 and a post-graduate Honours degree in Sport Science in 1989 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
In 1991 he moved to Connecticut where he continued to practice orthopedic physiotherapy until 2007. He graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2002 with an MS in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and is also certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist.
Geoff is an Internationally Accredited Instructor in the Mulligan Concept, and has lectured extensively in the USA, frequently assisting Brian Mulligan, FNZSP, Dip. MT, since 1996.
Geoff returned from the USA in 2007 and practices in Cape Town, and remains an active member of the Mulligan Concept Executive Board (visit: WWW.BMULLIGAN.COM).
He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the USA based National Strength and Conditioning Association. (Visit POINTPHYSIO.COM for more information.)
Brian Mulligan on Geoff Foat:
“Geoff Foat has been teaching my concepts for some years and is now doing so in South Africa. He is a first class presenter and how delighted I was when, by exam, he became a member of the Mulligan Concept Teachers Association. He is not only an intelligent, valued teaching colleague but is also a true friend.” – Brian Mulligan, FNZSP (Hon), Dip MT


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  • Course times :  day 1 registration is from 8.30am and the course runs from 9am – 6pm on day 1 and 8am – 4pm on day 2



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