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Mulligan Concept

The Mulligan Concept™ is a Manual Therapy method created by Brian Mulligan, a New Zealand Physiotherapist, in the 1980s. Currently, it is used in the assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunctions throughout the world thanks to its clinical efficacy and its scientific evidence.

​It is a unique approach to Manual Therapy, which combines accessory mobilization with active movement. Fundamentally, it consists of modifying the symptoms and function through the combination of adequate mobilization forces that lead to an improvement in pain, limitation of the range of movement and/or functional activity.

Manual treatment techniques, self-treatment and bandages are applied.

It is a painless, functional treatment that incorporates the active participation of the patient, with which we broaden our range of tools, allowing us to address them with greater safety and success. The immediate effects of these techniques are explained by biomechanical and neurophysiological mechanisms of action.

In recent years, more than 380 scientific articles on this concept have been published in international journals with a high impact factor in the fields of Physiotherapy (JOSPT, Manual Therapy, JMPT, JMMT, etc.) and medicine (BMJ, Spine, Pain, Clinical Biomechanics, etc.), demonstrating its high effectiveness.

The entire approach is patient-centered and focuses on promoting self-efficacy and empowerment. The techniques encompassed in this Concept allow the transition from more passive to more active treatments, the main objective being the return to function. The Mulligan™ Concept fits into a biopsychosocial perspective and can be combined with other intervention strategies.

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