Friday, 26 May 2017 11:05am
Spiritual beliefs, cultural practices and the impacts of colonisation may make it harder for Māori to stick to the typical diet and exercise advice for reducing weight, a University of Otago PhD candidate has found.
Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:11pm
School of Physiotherapy (University of Otago), Porirua City Council, Rotatry Plimmerton, and Plimmerston Inner Wheel Club join hands to make parks in Porirua accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
Thursday, 6 April 2017 2:38pm
Researchers at the School of Physiotherapy's Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research (CHARR) and the Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM) have been awarded an HRC Feasibility Grant for exploring the feasibility of a trial designed to assess effectiveness of tailored rehabilitation versus a standard exercise programme.
Friday, 10 March 2017 4:27pm
Professor David Baxter has been awarded a grant from Lottery Health Research to research chronic pain in older adults, which is internationally recognised as a prevalent and disabling condition. It has a serious impact on the quality of life of older adults, leading to depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, appetite disturbance and weight loss, cognitive impairment, and limitations in the performance of daily activities.
Monday, 21 November 2016 1:33pm
Prof Pernilla Asenlof visits the School of Physiotherapy from the 27 November to the 2nd December. Pernilla will be giving a lecture and workshop.
Monday, 21 November 2016 10:15am
Looking at the role of manual therapy in concussion related symptoms is the focus of a recently awarded postdoctoral fellowship to Dr Ewan Kennedy.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 2:46pm
Prof Sandra and Randolph Barker (Virginia Commonwealth University) will be visiting the School of Physiotherapy on the 18th November. They will presenting a Public Lecture on 'Evidence supporting health benefits of human-canine interactions'. 5pm, Room 1.20, School of Physiotherapy.
Friday, 7 October 2016 1:36pm
School of Physiotherapy staff awarded University of Otago Research Grants for 2017.
Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:52am
The World Congress on Pain is the premier conference devoted to pain research and treatement. In 2016, the world's top researchres and clinicians meet in Yokohama, Japan.
Pain@Otago Director, Prof Ted Shipton, is attending the event along with Deputy Director Dr Ram Mani, and Steering Group Member Dr Nicola Swain.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 2:38pm
Dr Huisman is the scientific director of the Longitudinal Ageing Study Amsterdam (LASA). His main focus is the role of socioeconomic adversity on health in old age. He is also the research coordinator of the Amsterdam Center in Ageing. He will be visiting the University of Otago from the 12 - 30th of September.
Tuesday, 2 August 2016 9:30am
Bridges self-management training to support the self-managment of long term conditions will be held at the School of Physiotherapy on the 15th October and the 4th of March.
Friday, 17 June 2016 9:53am
PHTY548 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Acupuncture running in Semester 2, 2016.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016 4:52pm
The International Federation of Ageing Conference will be held 21-23 June 2016, in Brisbane.
Friday, 22 April 2016 1:49pm
The Relay for Life is an annual event held to raise awareness and funds for cancer. The University of Otago held its Relay for Life event on the 16th of April. 93 students from the School's 2nd and 3rd year classes contributed to the event and raised over $3000.
Friday, 1 April 2016 1:53pm
Associate Professor Gill Johnson, MSc PhD DipGrad(Otago) DipPhty FNZCP, was farewelled by the School of Physiotherapy staff at a function at the Staff Club on 8th April.
Wednesday, 2 December 2015 10:36am
The University of Otago, School of Physiotherapy is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor. The successful applicant will contribute towards the research activities of the School's research Centre CHARR, through publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, obtaining external funding support, and supervising research students.
Friday, 6 November 2015 10:00am
Research students have had a successful week. Congratulations to Ally Calder, Sarah Scott, and Gail Donaldson.
Thursday, 29 October 2015 10:22am
Barrington Clinic recently celebrated 25 years. The Clinic in South Christchurch is the University’s only community-based clinic. It opened in 1990 to provide community based experience for physiotherapy students in a musculoskeletal clinic setting.
Friday, 16 October 2015 4:15pm
Thanks to the support of the Alumni of the University of Otago in America (AUOA), the School of Physiotherapy is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. See the details of this exciting new fellowship below, along with how to apply.
Friday, 11 September 2015 10:23am
During September the School is hosting visitors from Hirosaki University and from the National Taiwan University.
Visitors from Hirosaki extend ongoing collaborations between the Physio School and the Department of Social Medicine, Hirosaki University. Exercise, activity, and community are an area of particular shared research interest and presentations during the visit will focus on this topic.
National Taiwan representatives, .Dr Tsauo (NTU Chairperson) & Yu-Jen, (Sam) Chen (Assistant Professor), will visit the School of the 15th of September. This visit extends from visits by Prof David Baxter to NTU.