The Mulligan Concept™ Upper Quadrant Course

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Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers


Remaining Seats Available: 26

This two-day course will present the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the Cervical and Thoracic spine as well as for the upper extremity. It will include lecture, patient demonstrations, and lab time to give the participants a thorough and in depth coverage of the Mobilization With Movement ™ approach for the upper quarter. This unique approach to manual therapy was discovered and developed by Brian Mulligan F.N.Z.S.P. (Hon), Dip. M.T. from Wellington, New Zealand. This simple yet effective manual approach addresses musculoskeletal disorders with pain free manual joint “repositioning” techniques for restoration of function and abolition of pain. This course is required prior to sitting for the Certified Mulligan Practitioner Exam. For more information regarding requirements for the Certified Mulligan Practitioner Exam, click HERE.

Lunch will be provided both days.

*Courses will be closed if maximum capacity has been reached or may be rescheduled/cancelled due to low registration.*

Eric Dinkins – PT, MSPT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MT, CMP, MCTA, CDN
Eric DinkinsEric is a graduate from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and has been practicing since 2001. In 2017, he completed his transitional program to acquire his Doctor of Physical Therapy. He has earned post-graduate certifications in Manipulative Therapy and is a Certified Mulligan Practitioner with the Mulligan Concept ™ of manual therapy. He earned his Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. He has been an accredited member of the Mulligan Concept Teacher Association since 2014 and serves as the Secretary in the International Executive Committee. His business development experience includes: in 2014, he co-founded Motion Guidance, LLC and in 2019 he co-founded

Eric believes that creating a positive experience with movement and function is a foundation for his Physical Therapy practice.

Eric has an extensive sports medicine background, has worked closely with physicians from the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Denver, and has treated athletes from youth, to Olympic, and professional levels. He is a published author in both Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and Manual Therapy. In 2009, he was a key-note speaker at the International Mulligan Concept conference.

Other clinical interests include concussion management, maximizing the patient experience in clinical practice, seeking symptoms-free treatment options for pain management and functional movement, as well as treatments for Restless Legs Syndrome.

When not practicing, Eric enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, and playing guitar.

Date/Time/Course Location
Friday, October 18, 2024: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, October 19, 2024: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

South Piedmont AHEC
5039 Airport Center Parkway, Building K
Charlotte, NC 28208
Classroom 17/18

Wear loose, comfortable lab clothes. Bring mobilization belts, mobilization pads, if available.
For more course requirements, Click HERE.

Continuing Education Credits:
Credit and certificates for this course are being given through MWMUSA. South Piedmont AHEC will not provide certificates.
15.0 CEUs for those holding license in the state of North Carolina. For those residing outside of the state of North Carolina, please contact your state governing board to determine reciprocity for your state. All forms required to submit individually for CEU’s can be found HERE.
Athletic Trainers
ATs will receive 13 CEUs from the NATA Board of Certification CEU Provider P3566
Certificate of Attendance for 13 hours of instruction is always given.

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  • List 3 key manual components of Mobilization With Movement ™ for the treatment of upper quarter.
  • Demonstrate 3 shoulder MWM techniques for shoulder elevation impairment.
  • Demonstrate 2 elbow MWM techniques for loss of motion and tennis elbow.
  • List 2 indications for wrist/hand taping procedures for the proximal row of carpals and the metacarpals to reinforce an MWM technique.
  • Demonstrate 3 key variables that may need to be modified for pain-free effective MWM of the upper extremity, cervical and thoracic spine.
  • Demonstrate 3 manual upper cervical techniques used for the alleviation of cervicogenic headaches.
  • Demonstrate 3 manual upper cervical techniques used for the alleviation of cervicogenic dizziness.
  • Demonstrate central and unilateral manual SNAG techniques for the pain-free improvement of cervical and thoracic ROM.
  • Cite at least 2 RCT studies that support cervical snags for headaches and dizziness.
  • Cite at least 2 RCT studies that support the MWM approach to Tennis elbow.
  • Integrate one combined shoulder MWM and cervical SNAG when presented with a persistent cervical / shoulder musculoskeletal dysfunctional pattern.


Stephanie Levi DPT, 704-512-6523


Oct 18 - 19, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Eric Dinkins
Oct 18 - 19, 2024
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
South Piedmont AHEC
Classroom 17/18