Evaluating the Effects of the Mulligan Concept Manual Therapy in an Athletic Training Practice: A dissertation of clinical practice improvement Thesis uri icon



  • Thesis (D.A.T., Movement & Leisure Sciences) -- University of Idaho, 2016 | The Dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement (DoCPI) was designed to provide evidence of a Doctorate of Athletic Training (DAT) student’s development in becoming an advanced scholarly practitioner. A DAT student attains advancement through reflection of patient outcomes and critical self-assessment of clinical competences, which are then applied in clinical research. Through this process, known as an action research philosophy, students are able to identify patterns within their clinic and apply treatment paradigms to solve local issues conducting practice based evidence (PBE). Within this comprehensive document, there are multiple original applied clinical research projects, indicating development of advanced practice. Additionally, a review of literature on the Mulligan Concept specific to mobilization with movement of the knee for meniscal tear symptoms, is included to demonstrate a sound foundational knowledge in the specific area of focus. Finally, a multi-site research project, designed a priori, is included specifically to restore function and alleviate pain of patients with meniscal symptoms. The culmination of the works provided within this DOCPI will represent scholarly advanced practice of an athletic training clinician.

publication date

  • June 1, 2016