Brian Mulligan is a registered Physical Therapist who has a private practice in Wellington, New Zealand and is an International Lecturer in manual therapy. His special interest has always been in manual therapy since being introduced to the field by Stanley Paris early in the 1960s. He acknowledges as his mentor Freddy Kaltenborn but has also found invaluable the contributions of James Cyriax, Geoff Maitland, Robin McKenzie, Robert Elvey etc. His favourite quote has always been Louis Pasteur's
"In the field of discovery chance only favours the prepared mind."
Manual therapists are fortunate that a chance clinical presentation enabled Brian Mulligan to discover and develop mobilisation with movement.
Brian Mulligan is the author of a textbook on his own techniques, the fourth edition of which was published in February 1999. He has also produced four teaching videos. His latest videos and book have received excellent reviews in professional Journals. Articles, by him, published in Journals may be found in the reference section of this web page. Internationally he has taught in many countries since 1972 including the USA (78 Cities), UK, Australia, Germany, Singapore, Canada and The Netherlands.
For his services to the Physiotherapy profession in New Zealand he was made an Honorary Fellow of The New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists in 1996 and was made a life member of the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy in 1999.
To meet the huge demand from therapists wishing to learn his techniques and ensure high standards he set up an international organisation in 1995 to accredited teachers. Currently there are 34 Mulligan Concept Teacher Association (MCTA) members who have met the criteria.
Biographical notes Brian Mulligan has been married to Dawn for over 40 years. They have a son and two daughters who in turn have presented them with a grandson and five granddaughters. As a typical New Zealander he loves the outdoors. He enjoys playing golf, boating and fishing. He had his private pilot's license, enjoyed flying but had to give it away due to the his busy multifaceted professional life. For relaxation he enjoys playing his piano. He has been in private practice for over 40 years and still enjoys the challenge of physiotherapy.