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Mulligan Concept: Nags & Snags

The Mulligan Concept - Nags, Snags, Mobilisations with Movement etc - have changed considerably over the years since they were first introduced. There are new techniques, new ways of doing old techniques, and scientifically-grounded explanations for the concept now. There is also a considerable body of research to support it.


Ed Wilson is an Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher and a member of the Mulligan Concept Teachers Association. Ed has been teaching the basic Mulligan Concept course (Nags, Snags, MWM's) nationally and internationally since 1993, and the more advanced level course since 1998.He has published many articles on the techniques and their rationale. His latest major contribution is a chapter in "Positional Release" by Leon Chaitow (2007) Harcourt Publications, Edinburgh. The influences of Mulligan's pain free approach and Chaitow's comprehensive soft tissue "bodywork" methods have been incorporated into "Trigger Points, Pain and Muscle Tone", a course taught by Ed since 1999. His BA (Hons) in Social Sciences included extensive study of psychology, and how pain behaviour is influenced by physiology and biochemistry is still of particular interest to him. Ed is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy, the official journal of the National Association of Myofascial Trigger point Therapists and the Australian Pilates Method Association.

Course description

This practically orientated 2 day course will introduce the concept and use of NAG's, SNAG's and Mobilisations with Movement in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions as developed by Mr. Brian Mulligan of New Zealand. The course consists of short lectures and practical sessions. Participant numbers are limited to a maximum of 18.

The course is open to physiotherapists only.

This course will cover the theory and practical application of a wide range of NAG's, SNAG's and Mobilisations with Movement's. An understanding of the relevant anatomy and biomechanics will be provided and spinal and peripheral techniques will then be taught under close supervision. Techniques using a treatment belt and strapping will also be included.

Finally the application of the techniques to the patient's pathology will be discussed to ensure that the concept can be applied to each individual's clinical case load.

Course objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the underpinning theory of NAG's, SNAG's and Mobilisations with Movement (MWM's).
  • Demonstrate and justify the use of spinal NAG's and SNAG's in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
  • Demonstrate and justify the use of peripheral MWM's for the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee and foot and ankle.
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Organiser name: 
Ken Joy
Organiser telephone: 
01202 568898
Organiser email:


Where & When

11 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
09.00 - 17.00
Hemel Hempstead
Hillfield Road
Hemel Hempstead HP2 4AD
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