Mobilization with movement (MWM) is the concurrent application of sustained accessory mobilization applied by a therapist and an active physiological movement to end range applied by the patient. Passive end-of-range overpressure, or stretching, is then delivered without pain as a barrier.

The Mulligan concept uses specifically directed mobilisations of the spine whilst it is in a weight bearing position. The aim of these mobilisations is to increase the pain free range of movement of the spine and affected limbs.

The mobilisations are repeated until this outcome is achieved. The Mulligan concept has the following benefits:

  • Reduces pain
  • Increase pain free range of movement of spine and limbs
  • Increases function

Clinical application:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankle injury
  • Migraine
  • Stiffness
  • Musculoskeletal pain