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Introduction

Mulligan Concept was initially developed by Brian Mulligan from New Zealand. It is now recognized world wide in manual therapy approaches. His concept of Mobilization with Movement (MWM) is the application of manually applied accessory joint glide with concomitant pain free active movement.

During the development of MWMs, Mulligan discovered that tape was a good tool in sustaining the positional changes in the joint, and also to compliment the directional forces provided after the MWM treatment. The tape is usually applied in the direction of the pain-free joint glide for the patient as an adjunct to manual therapy.

Taping can be used as part of the treatment and may be used for a week or two while the joint mobilizations are applied still during therapy or whilst following a prescribed home exercise program.


Introduction

Tape is commonly used by physiotherapists to:

  • relieve your pain
  • improve joint stability
  • enhance athlete confidence
  • reduce injury recurrence
  • prevent injury

There are different kinds of tape that can be employed:

  • Rigid strapping tape commonly used in taping or strapping is often referred to as "sports tape" or "athletic tape" and is most often a rigid style of strapping tape.
  • Elastic strapping tape can also be used when less rigidity or support is required.
  • Kinesiology tape is an improved version of elastic sports tape that acts to dynamically assist your muscle function.

Aims of Taping

Tape may be used to:

  1. stabilise or support an injury
  2. relieve pain by de-loading vulnerable or painful structures
  3. facilitate normal movement, muscle action or postural patterns.



Mulligan Taping

Mobilisation with Movement (MWM) developed by Brian Mulligan FNZSP (Hon) of New Zealand is recognised world wide in manual therapy approaches. His concept is the application of manually applied accessory joint glide with concomitant pain free active movement. During the development of MWMs Brian Mulligan discovered that treatment in some patients was enhanced when he utilised taping to compliment the directional forces provided after the MWM treatment bout. Taping is applied in directions that compliment the applied MWM passive force to a joint or soft tissue.