MULLIGAN MANUAL THERAPY
One of the biggest causes of recurring injury is our inability to move correctly following treatment. For example, nerves tell our muscles what to do. If we damage a nerve, the muscle doesn’t know what to do. If this muscle controls an important movement, such as lifting an arm, we still have to lift our arm somehow. This is when the notorious word compensation comes into play. Other muscles will then begin to control that movement. At our office, it is our job to heal the damaged nerve, so that it can tell the important muscles what to do. However, due to compensation, other muscles might still want to control those important movements. This is where Mulligan Therapy comes in.
Dr. Bigenho will commonly use a Mulligan Belt to apply pressure to specific joints while having his patients perform certain motions correctly. This “teaches” your body how to move correctly, which will certainly lower the chances of re-injury.
Common Indications for this approach:
- Pain of a non-inflammatory nature
- Acute pain from injury
- Loss of motion due to arthritic conditions
- Post surgical conditions causing loss of pain free movement, e.g. post scope conditions, spinal surgery
- Headaches due to neck problems
- Dizziness associated with neck problems
- Jaw or TMJ pain and movement restrictions
- Acute to chronic ankle sprains
- “Tennis elbow” or lateral elbow pain