Authoritative Manual Therapy Guide, 'Mobilisation with Movement: the Art and the Science', Published by Elsevier Australia

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A comprehensive new guide from Elsevier Australia ( provides a nexus between the clinical success of the popular Mobilisation with Movement approach and its science base.

Mobilisation with Movement is assuming its place as one of the most popular approaches for the management of musculoskeletal pain, injury and disability...

Leading textbook publisher Elsevier Australia ( has released the definitive guide to the Mobilisation with Movement (MWM) approach.

Still a relatively new approach, Mobilisation with Movement was pioneered in 1984 by New Zealand physiotherapist and eminent manual therapy expert, Brian Mulligan. It is nevertheless assuming its place as one of the most popular approaches for the management of musculoskeletal pain, injury and disability, making 'Mobilisation with Movement: the art and the science' an essential musculoskeletal healthcare guide.

This newly-published paperback is an excellent tool for clinicians – from physiotherapists and chiropractors through to athletic trainers and sports physicians – and is an equally useful reference for teachers, students and researchers.

'Mobilisation with Movement: the art and the science' is enhanced by an accompanying DVD, which demonstrates key techniques and features Brian Mulligan himself.

A truly indispensible resource, it highlights the underlying clinical reasoning and applied evidence base for MWM, while connecting the technique’s successful clinical approach with its scientific core.

Readers new to the method will benefit from the book’s clear, systematic approach – which introduces Mobilisation with Movement before describing basic techniques and outlining key principles.

More advanced aspects of clinical application are developed and critiqued, including guidelines on dosage and troubleshooting options. And additional features include a review of the current state of Mulligan’s 'positional fault hypothesis' and a new model of the mechanisms by which Mobilisation with Movement works.

Clearly documented randomised controlled trials present a systematic review of the evidence for the technique’s efficacy, while comprehensive case studies further demonstrate Mulligan’s world-renowned approach.

For more information on 'Mobilisation with Movement: the art and the science' visit

About the authors
Bill Vicenzino, PhD MSc BPhty Grad Dip Sports Phty, Professor of Sports Physiotherapy, Head of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
Wayne Hing, PhD, MSc(Hons), ADP(OMT), DipMT, DipPhys, FNZCP, Associate Professor, Head of Research, School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Darren Rivett, PhD, MAppSc(ManipPhty), BAppSc(Phty), GradDipManip Ther, Professor of Physiotherapy, Head of School, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia and Toby Hall, PhD, MSc, Post Grad Dip Manip, FACP, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Adjunct Senior Teaching Fellow (Curtin University), Snr Teaching Fellow (The University of Western Australia), Director Manual Concepts

About Elsevier Australia
Elsevier Australia is a leading publisher of textbooks and professional titles for students, lecturers and health science professionals within the fields Medicine & Surgery, Nursing & Midwifery, Health Professions, Veterinary and Dentistry.


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