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2017 News archive

Unity on World Physiotherapy Day

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 3:37pm

We joined scores of sister organisations on September 8, to mark World Physiotherapy Day.

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Distinguished alumnus awarded doctorate

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 9:52am

Internationally renowned physiotherapist Dr Stanley Paris was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Otago on Saturday, 19 August , 2017.

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Otago honours physiotherapy leader

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:53am

Internationally renowned physiotherapist Dr Stanley Paris will receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Otago this weekend.

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HRC funding secured for a community exercise programme for diabetes and multimorbidity

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 3:54pm

Professor Leigh Hale, Dr Ram Mani, Dr Prasath Jayakaran, and Chris Higgs from the School of Physiotherapy have secured $1,181,772 funding for a Community Exercise Programme (CEP), for people living with type II diabetes based on an inter-professional coordinated, patient centred, whānau-supported package of care.

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Māori obesity linked to various factors in study

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.

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A joint initiative to make parks accessible in Porirua

Thursday, 27 April 2017 4:13pm

School of Physiotherapy (University of Otago), Porirua City Council, Rotatry Plimmerton, and Plimmerton Inner Wheel Club join hands to make parks in Porirua accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

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Shoulder rehabilitation research awarded HRC grant

Thursday, 6 April 2017 11:20am

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.

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Ageing well with chronic pain study awarded Lottery Health Research funding

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.