Mobilization With Movement, The Mulligan Concept

Brian Mulligan finished his training on becoming a registered Physical Therapist in 1954 at the New Zealand School of Physiotherapy. Two years later he went into private practice in Wellington as a physiotherapist and stayed as an active clinical therapists until 2000. Brian is a well-known International Lecturer in the art of manual therapy.

In the 1960’s Brian was introduced to manual therapy by Stanley Paris. Brian always had a great interest in manual therapy and accredits Freddy Kaltenborn as his mentor. He also contributes invaluable information from James Cyriax, Robin McKenzie, Geoff Maitland, Robert Elvey and others in the field of physical therapy.

In 1968 Brian and a small group of other physiotherapists founded the New Zealand Manipulative Therapists association. He and Robin McKenzie were the main teachers of the Post graduate program. The program awarded those students who graduated from the program a Diploma of Manipulative Therapy. In 1972, Brian joined the international lecturing circuit. While being in the United States, Brian has taught in 91 different cities. He has also traveled, lectured and taught in over 20 countries around the world.

There is great demand from therapists who are wishing to learn Brian’s techniques. In 1995 he formed the international organization to accredit teachers. At the present time there are 48 Mulligan Concept Teachers from 18 nations. The Mulligan Concept is taught both as an entry-level program and as a postgraduate physical therapy program. The programs are taught by faculty members who already have the credentials to teach the programs.

Brian has received the International Service to the Profession Award from the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The award is only presented only once every four years. Brian received the award for his teaching and development of mobilization with movement, the Mulligan Concept.

The Mulligan Concept was founded in 1995. As a manual therapy technique for musculoskeletal disorders, the Mulligan Concept has become extremely popular. The Mulligan Concept relieves pain and increases the range of motion in the patient. The concept uses mobilization with movement in the extremities to help relieve neck, back, and spinal pain.

Brian Mulligan has been an international lecturer in high demand since 1972 and has received numerous prestigious awards for his books, writings and seminar lecturers. He has been married to his wife Dawn for over 50 years. They have two daughters, a son, five granddaughters and a grandson.

Personal Hotspot Tips: Reducing Your Data Consumption While Tethering

Personal Hotspot is one of the versatile features of iPad and iPhones that allow users to share their device internet connection (3G or 4G LTE) with up to five other connected devices through Wi-Fi. It’s every telecommuter and mobile user’s dream as it provides users with an opportunity to share their internet connectivity with their Macs, iPods, iPads, or PCs. However, it is important to note that tethering internet connection can also eat through your Hotspot data plans ridiculously fast. Accordingly, it is pertinent to reduce your overall data consumption when tethering. Here is an overview of a few tips that you can apply:

Turn Off your iCloud and Dropbox Syncing

Disable cloud syncing apps such as iCloud and Dropbox to prevent them from continually syncing changes to their servers and slowly whittling away your data plan. You can always restore these settings when you are using a normal Wi-Fi network.

Disable OS Update Automatic Downloads

Keeping your operation systems and software up to date is always a great maintenance tip. However, to save on your cellular data, you need to disable them when you are not in a network connection with plenty of bandwidth.

Watch Non-HD videos

Although HD videos may appear leaps and bounds, they can consume so much of your cellular data that if you are not careful can blow the whole of your monthly data plan after watching just a single video. Accordingly, if you must watch a video on your Hotspot connection, go for low-definition versions and you will save hundreds of MB data.

Disable Browser Automatic Updates

Popular browsers such as Firefox and Chrome often release updates and will automatically download and update in the background. While it may seem very convenient on a regular internet connection, it can blow between 20MB and 100 MB very easily.

Switch to Freedom Pop’s Free Data Plans

A new company , FreedomPop is offering data plans that seem to be too good to be true: 200MB of data, 200 texts, and 200 minutes of call—through your choice of wireless hotspot or suitable USB stick. Their deal also emphasizes on free international calls to 60 countries and an allowance to roll over your data to subsequent months.

FreedomPop is a mobile carrier company that provides fast mobile phone and wireless data services. The company was founded in 2011 with a goal of eliminating the digital divide that exist in most societies and to provide mobile phone services and free wireless internet access to everyone, everywhere. The company was launched in Beta and continues to update their services based on their customers’ feedback and reviews. Besides their lucrative data offers, they have are also launching a free roaming data SIM service called Jetsetter later in the year. With this service, users will be given 100MB free high speed data on monthly basis for use in France, U.K, and Spain and will later expand to more than 20 countries. They have also signed a deal with other six carriers, which will further cover nine countries for further rollouts.

Top Chocolate Makers Say Global Chocolate Supply is Depleting

The world’s top two chocolate makers, Barry Callebaut and Mars, have declared that the global supply of chocolate is being rapidly depleted. The cause for the depleting chocolate supply is simple: the public is consuming TDM chocolate where TDM stands for “too damn much”. In all candor, it is true that global demand for chocolate has been rising. It is a sign that poverty rates are declining as people have sufficient funds to invest and enjoy the tasty confection. Normally, Bruce Levenson tells me that rising consumer demand is a good thing in any market sector.

However, West Africa, which accounts for 70% of the world’s cacao supply, has struggled with the emergence of a nasty fungi called Moniliophthora roreri aka “frosty pod”. The fungi has destroyed between 43% and 57% of the cacao crops in the Ivory Coast and Ghana. This has resulted in a decrease in the global supply of 30% to 40%. In 2013, global demand consumed 70,000 metric tons more cacao than was produced. Some analysts believe that by 2020, the world will consume 1 million metric tons more than is currently produced and that it will double by the year 2030.

While doom & gloom scenarios seldom ever play out, it does paint a stark picture that supply is not keeping pace with demand. This will ultimately necessitate the rise in the price of chocolate.

Sugar is a Drug Too-Recovering with Nutrition

When drug addicts go into a recovery program, the focus has rarely, if ever, been on their nutritional health. The focus is only on stopping their use of the drug. The age old program called Alcoholics Anonymous tells their members to keep candy on hand in case of a craving. This is probably because alcohol has a high amount of sugar and may mimic the high of drinking with a sugar high. Sugar is highly addictive itself. The more expensive rehab centers may have taken note to keep fresh fruits and vegetables available, but they also provided sugary sodas, caffeine and high energy drinks as well. A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition gives evidence that sugar activates the reward system of the body as does a drug.

Another study with backing from Slow Ventures found that Oreo cookies mimic cocaine in the brain’s pleasure center. Some of the better rehab centers are now taking a more holistic approach in their recovery programs. They serve healthy food to teach the recovering addicts how to eat properly. They take them shopping and allow them to buy only items that do not have sugar in the first 4 ingredients. If you are lucky enough to go to a decent rehab center, you may find healthier foods, exercise programs and activities that teach you how to function as an adult. Unfortunately, many people are forced to go to very sub-par facilities due to a lack of money. These programs function off the food stamps of their patients and the food bought is bought solely on the basis of how cheap it is. Fresh fruit will rarely be seen. They will sit in chairs all day, are not allowed to move around more than a small building and not treated very well.