Dr. Brian Mulhall, Owner/Lead Team Doctor

When he first opened Active Spine & Sport Therapy, Dr. Brian Mulhall had a goal of providing a remarkably unique service: A clinic centered on rapid treatment for sports injuries and musculoskeletal aches/pains and most importantly truly teaching patients about their condition and how to treat themselves to reduce their need for future care. Through diagnostic problem solving strategies and specific therapeutic protocols that Dr. Mulhall developed, all of the Active Spine & Sport Therapy doctors rapidly resolve conditions with movement and results based, elite-level, individualized musculoskeletal care. 

“We think of it like golf, the fewer visits it takes for us to resolve a patient’s condition – the better our score.”  He adds, “Too frequently care providers primarily recommend rest and avoidance of aggravating activities, rather than taking the time to think through the condition and provide proper treatment to allow patients to keep doing what they love while maintaining their active lifestyle and exercise habits.”

  • For nine years Active Spine & Sport Therapy and its staff has been voted to the “Best of Competitor” list.

  • Active Spine & Sport Therapy has been voted “Best Sports Rehab Clinic” by the readers of Competitor Magazine for nine years.

  • Dr. Mulhall has been voted “Best Sports Medicine Doctor” for five years by the readers of Competitor Magazine.

  • Dr. Mulhall is one of the few practitioners in the country to have the unique collective certifications in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), Kinesio Taping (CKTP) and Active Release Techniques (ART).

Dr. Mulhall received his first Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in Pre-Medical Studies in 1997. He received his second Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology in 1999 and his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2001 from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. After graduation Dr. Mulhall has constantly continued his education by obtaining an ever growing list of additional certifications, diagnostic tools and therapy techniques. Dr. Mulhall has also designed and presented numerous continuing education seminars/lectures for Massage Therapists and continues to present Injury Prevention and Biomechanical Seminars for local athletic clubs, businesses, and triathlon and half-marathon/ marathon training groups. Dr. Mulhall enjoys spending his time studying new therapies and research, weight training and staying home with his wife and their two young boys.

Certifications and Training

  • Bachelor of Science – Pre-Medical Studies

    • Eastern Illinois University

  • Bachelor of Science – Human Biology

    • Eastern Illinois University

  • Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC)

    • National University of Health Sciences

  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP)

    • American Chiropractic Board of Sports Practitioners

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

    • National Strength & Conditioning Association

  • Full Body Certified in Active Release Techniques (ART)

    • Active Release Techniques Inc.

  • Masters Class for Active Release Techniques

    • Active Release Techniques Inc.

  • Former Elite Provider for Active Release Techniques

    • Active Release Techniques Inc.

  • Full Body Certified in Fascial Distortion Model (FDM)

    • Fascial Distortion Model Inc.

  • Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

    • Functional Movement Systems

  • Certified in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)

    • McKenzie Institute USA

  • McGill Method Training Levels 1-3 toward Certification - Dr. Stuart McGill

    • Backfitpro.com

  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP)

    • Kinesio Taping Inc.

  • Certified in Functional Dry Needling for Pain Management & Sports Injuries Level 1 (FDN)

    • KinetaCore

  • Certified in Integrative Systemic Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)

    • American Dry Needling Institute

  • Fellow - International Academy of Medical Acupuncture (FIAMA)

  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility Certification w/ Kelly Starrett DPT

    • CrossFit, Inc.

  • Biomechanics Certified in Active Release Techniques

    • Active Release Techniques Inc.

  • Long Nerve Entrapment Certified in Active Release Techniques

    • Active Release Techniques Inc.

  • Active Palpation Technique Certification from Active Release Techniques

    • Active Release Techniques Inc.

  • Trained in Graston Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

    • Graston Technique Inc.

  • ART Provider for the Grand Prairie AirHogs Baseball Team - 2011 American Association Champions

Brian has treated my issues and also taught me how to fix and help myself, as well as others I treat (I’m a physical therapist). Someone who can level with another health care professional and is personable and funny when needed in a self-deprecating way and doesn’t give off an air of snobbish-ness is super rare. He may look like a humble, non-flashy doc, but the guy can run circles and out-treat any chiro in the country. I send anyone I’ve run across that has back or neck issues to Dr. Mulhall ASAP to get their back or neck fixed before it becomes a chronic problem or have Dr. Mulhall check it out, even if it’s a chronic issue. I’ve sent folks there who I couldn’t figure out or fix and Brian will look at it as an individual instead of a preprogrammed routine and get to the source of the problem (and makes me look good for sending them there to get their issue solved!) Thanks doc!
— R V