Mulligan Mobilization with Movement – Upper and Lower Quadrant


The Mulligan Concept of Mobilisation with Movement (MWM) is a unique manual therapy treatment approach combining mobilisation with active movement or function. Fundamentally a patient’s pain, restriction or functional loss is eliminated when appropriate mobilisation forces are applied during movement.

Upcoming courses:
-Upper quadrant course: November 10-11, 2022
-Lower quadrant course: November 12-13, 2022


Full course (upper and lower quadrant)
November 10-13, 2022
English (latvian)
Vaidas Stalioraitis
Upper quadrant course
November 10-11, 2022
English (latvian)
Vaidas Stalioraitis
Lower quadrant course
November 12-13, 2022
English (latvian)
Vaidas Stalioraitis
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The aim of this highly practical course is to improve participants’ evidence-based clinical knowledge of peripheral and spinal joint conditions and apply this to the rehabilitation of their patients from sedentary to sporting populations. On completion of this course, participants would be expected to have an advanced understanding of relevant management approaches necessary to treat these conditions, including advanced clinical reasoning, exercise rehabilitation and manual therapy. The manual therapy techniques used in this course are highly effective to treat any musculoskeletal conditions from acute to chronic musculoskeletal pain.


  • Scientific evidence to Mulligan concept
  • Scientific evidence of contemporary neuroscience and application in Mulligan concept
  • Basic principles, indications and biomechanics
  • Positional fault theory
  • Cervicogenic dizziness
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Mechanical neck pain disorders mobilisation with movement
  • Spinal mobilisation with arm movements for nerve pain
  • Shoulder mobilisation with movement for motor control impairment
  • Shoulder mobilisation with movement for joint restriction
  • AC joint mobilisation with movement
  • Elbow mobilisation with movement
  • Wrist mobilisation with movement
  • Finger mobilisation with movement
  • Home exercises to maximise benefits from the treatment session
  • Scientific evidence to Mulligan concept
  • Scientific evidence of contemporary neuroscience and application in Mulligan concept
  • Basic principles and biomechanics
  • Positional fault theory
  • Lumbar SNAGS
  • Spinal mobilisation with leg movements for nerve pain
  • Spinal mobilisation for mechanical back pain disorders
  • Spinal mobilisation for mechanical back pain for motor control impairment
  • Thoracic spine mobilisation with movement
  • Rib mobilisation with movement
  • SIJ treatment techniques with MWMT
  • SIJ treatment techniques with MWT for motor control impairment
  • Knee treatment techniques with MWMT
  • Ankle and foot treatment techniques with MWMT
  • Big toe mobilisation with movement
  • Home exercise to maximise benefits from the treatment approach


This concept will provide your clinical practice with a stimulating new dimension, giving you an extensive array of treatment options to manage your client with musculoskeletal disorders.

The latest edition of Brian Mulligans book, “Manual Therapy”, now in its 6th ed forms the basis for these courses. So course participants can be assured of receiving the latest information regarding the concept. No previous experience of the Mulligan Concept is required to attend. Participants are given very close practical supervision to ensure high levels of competency and an understanding of technique application through clinical reasoning and patient demonstration. Vaidas Stalioraitis is an International Mulligan Concept Teacher. He will bring both a wealth of clinical experience and in-depth knowledge regarding the evidence base for the Mulligan Concept. For more info please refer to the Mulligan website:

Common Indications for this approach:

  • Acute and chronic spinal and peripheral joint pain
  • Loss of motion due to arthritic conditions for the whole spine and peripheral joints.
  • Post-surgical conditions causing loss of pain free movement, e.g. post scope conditions, spinal surgery
  • Hip and knee related musculoskeletal conditions
  • Spinal mediated Upper limb or Lower Limb nerve related pain
  • Headaches due to neck problems
  • Dizziness associated with neck problems
  • Acute to chronic ankle sprains
  • “Tennis elbow” or lateral elbow pain

Course lecturer:

Vaidas Stalioraitis

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, MSc (Curtin University), Graduate Entry Master of Physiotherapy (Curtin University), Master of Clinical Manipulative Physiotherapy (Curtin University), Certified Mulligan Concept Teacher, Associate of the Australian Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association, Faculty staff member Manual Concepts, Western Australia.

Vaidas has over 20 years working in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Vaidas is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2016) and his particular clinical expertise include:

  • The management of complexed back and neck pain including headaches
  • Upper and lower limb injuries
  • Any musculoskeletal problem that has been proven persistent

His goal for patients is to:

  • Understand what is wrong with patients and why their problem has occurred
  • Receive evidence-based care and be made aware of all treatment options
  • Be given an individualized treatment program aimed at restoring them to their highest level of function as quickly as possible
  • Be given strategies to help prevent recurrence of their disorder

Vaidas aim is to:

  • Educate the patient about his disorder; including his diagnosis, the cause of the problem, what he is able to do whilst recovering and demonstrate how the patient can be best involved in recovery.
  • Get the patient back functioning at an optimal level as soon as possible.
  • Take the time to appreciate and address ALL aspects contributing to their disorder with the highest standard of care rather than just treating patient’s symptoms.

What is A Specialist Physiotherapist?

  • A Specialist Physiotherapist is a clinician who achieved the highest level of physiotherapy training competency in Australia.
  • Having demonstrated this expertise by completing a rigorous training and examination process.
  • A Specialist Physiotherapist s provides a comprehensive reviews or second opinion reviews for the patients who are still experiencing disabling musculoskeletal pain despite seeing a lot of health professionals.
  • A Specialist Physiotherapist can provide evidence based information if a patient considering an invasive procedure such as surgery or injections and to look at the best option suitable for the individualised patient needs.


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