Analysis of an Individual Clinician's Patient Outcomes When Applying the Mulligan Concept Intervention Strategy to Treat Lateral Ankle Sprains in an Intercollegiate Athletic Training Clinic. a Dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement
Thesis (D.A.T., Movement & Leisure Sciences)--University of Idaho, June 2014 | Creating a Dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement (DoCPI) is intended to provide evidence of an Athletic Training Clinician’s progressive journey of working towards a scholarly Advanced Practice (AP). A Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) student begins by self-assessing clinical competence through clinical reflective practice and patient outcomes, which initiates the development of a Plan of Advanced Practice (PoAP). Fluid in nature, the PoAP provides structure to an individualized clinical plan developed from personal beliefs, clinical philosophies, clinical evidence, patient population, and preferred area of clinical focus. Said clinical reflective practice and patient outcomes are expressed in an outcome summary, residency findings, and impact. Scholarly developed to share clinical growth, change and understanding from the perspective of an evolving clinician, residency findings descriptively highlight global outcomes, case studies, action research, blogs, and scholarly reflection. With an emphasis on authentic patient care an a priori investigation was created to examine the use of the Mulligan Concept (MC) Mobilization With Movement (MWM) intervention strategy to treat patients who were diagnosed with a grade I or II lateral ankle sprain. Combining the action research manuscript with a corresponding thorough literature review and dissemination of information represents a body of work, which is representative of an Advanced Practice Athletic Training Clinician.