We’re going to brag. But just a little, we promise. The weekend of February 6-8th, our physical therapists went through the final phase of the Mulligan Certification process. The process began in January of 2014, and this was the third long weekend dedicated to becoming Certified Mulligan Practitioners (CMP’s). Is this a high pressure situation? If you consider that simply ‘sitting’ for the Mulligan test cost $500 per therapist (more than the boards cost to get licensed as a PT!), then YES—this was a very high pressure situation indeed!
We are proud to announce that we shot 100%, and have eight Certified Mulligan Practitioners. Now we can not only stake claim as leading the state with the most CMP’s, but we also are tied with one other physical therapy practice as having the most CMP’s in the nation. We’re very proud of our therapists for their accomplishment!
What does this mean to you? What’s so great about being our being Mulligan Practitioners? Our goal is always to get you BETTER FASTER and keep you BETTER LONGER. Mulligan techniques are another way that we can accomplish this goal. Mulligan’s techniques are also known as “Mobilization With Movement” and are used to decrease your pain during functional activities (i.e. shoulder pain with reaching overhead, elbow pain with tennis, neck pain when turning head). These manual therapy and taping techniques were created by Brian Mulligan to restore functional and pain free motion in patients by retraining joints to move the way they were designed to move in the first place. Interested in learning more about Mulligans? Please refer to our two other blog posts which provide more detail about Session 1 and Session 2 of our Mulligan training over the past year.
So…does this work? Absolutely! We’ve already seen some amazing results by putting these techniques into practice in our clinics. We’ve had a tennis elbow patient whose grip strength went from 40 PSI to 90 PSI after one treatment. We’ve also had a gentleman who couldn’t raise his arm over his head proceed to lift a 5 pound dumbbell over his head 20 times after utilizing one simple Mulligan technique. The kicker? He was able to lift with NO PAIN. Obviously, not every technique has miraculous results, but having these tools as a weapon to combat pain and dysfunction has immediately impacted our patients for the better.
If you’re having a pain that simply won’t go away, please call us for a consult and we’ll see if our Mulligans techniques might benefit you!
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