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DSM staff profile

Cathy Chapple

Julian O'Hagan

PositionProfessional Practice Fellow
QualificationsGraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy

From the wide variety of experience from over 20 years of practise, I am currently supervising undergraduates in vestibular rehabilitation, a student based neurology clinic, hydrotherapy and sports development with disabled secondary school students.

  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member of the New Zealand Society for Balance, Dizziness and Vertigo Inc.
  • Treasurer for the Paediatric Special Interest Group (Physiotherapy New Zealand)
  • Member of the Neurology Special Interest Group (Physiotherapy New Zealand)
  • Member of the Occupational Health Special Interest Group (Physiotherapy New Zealand)

Although I have worked in many areas of physiotherapy overseas and nationally, I currently have a neurology focused workload based around the Balance Dizziness and Vertigo clinic, neurological rehabilitation in a private practise, hydrotherapy and learning to swim instruction for adults and children, provision of a secondary schools adaptive sports programme for secondary school students with a disability.