Monday, 10 June 2019 12:09pm
Researchers are pioneering a new model of care for patients with back pain in New Zealand, in a bid to address what is a costly and growing problem.
Thursday, 16 May 2019 1:56pm
Dr Prasath Jayakaran from CHARR, School of Physiotherapy has been awarded an HRC emerging researcher grant.
Prasath's research project is entitled 'Sensory organisation for balance control in children with strabismus'
Strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes, is a relatively common childhood disorder with an incidence of about 4 per cent in children under 6 years. While it primarily affects the visual field and the perception of the environment, its effects on balance control is largely unexplored. The research will investigate whether balance control is affected in children with strabismus.
Results will provide insight about the nature of compensatory postural adjustments taking place in children with the disease and whether an intervention is needed to improve balance in these children.
Thursday, 18 January 2018 9:37am
For Bridget Watson, receiving this Award and learning more about leadership has been invaluable.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 3:37pm
We joined scores of sister organisations on September 8, to mark World Physiotherapy Day.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 4:03pm
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.
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 4:08pm
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.
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 4:06pm
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 11:05am
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.
Monday, 10 August 2015 10:47am
Prof Susan Whitney (University of Pittsburgh) will be visiting the Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, as a William Evans Fellow. Susan will be visiting the School from the 19th October until the 5th November. During her visit Susan will be presenting a number of seminars and courses, and a public lecture on the 21st October. Further information on Susan's visit will be posted on the School's Research page.
Monday, 13 July 2015 12:07pm
As of the 13th of July, Professor Leigh Hale has begun her tenure as the new Dean of the School of Physiotherapy.
Thursday, 14 May 2015 10:25am
School of Physiotherapy researcher, Dr Daniel Ribeiro, has received an HRC emerging researcher grant. Daniel's research will explore the effectiveness of a monitor and feedback device for changing postural behaviour.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015 11:05am
The University of Otago has selected Professor Leigh Hale as the next Dean of its School of Physiotherapy.
Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:27am
Congratulations to our School’s CHARR researchers who have achieved Lottery Health funding this week. Four of our Centre’s researchers have been awarded funding. The grants fund research in the areas of hip and knee osteoarthritis, ACL injuries and netball, sedentary behaviour and pre-diabetes, and occupational postural behaviour.
Friday, 6 March 2015 12:57pm
The University of Otago’s School of Physiotherapy will run the first clinical evaluation of laser treatment for lymphoedema in New Zealand, on behalf of the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.
Wednesday, 4 March 2015 8:25am
Researchers from across New Zealand are joining forces for the latest National Science Challenge called Ageing Well - Kia eke kairangi ki te taikaumātuatanga.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 10:29am
The Dunedin Community Exercise Programme (DCEP) has received funding for 2015/16 from Well South Primary Health Network. DCEP is a community health initiative led by the School of Physiotherapy. DCEP is a comprehensive 12-week rehabilitation programme for people with Diabetes or Prediabetes aimed at improving health and wellbeing through exercise and self-management education.
Tuesday, 3 February 2015 10:30am
Academic promotions have been awarded to CHARR staff members Leigh Hale (Professor) and Gill Johnson (Associate Professor).
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 10:26am
The School of Physiotherapy will be launching an appeal for funds to support research on the evening of the 27th November.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014 10:01am
Prof Suzanne McDonough (University of Ulster) visited the Centre as a William Evans Fellow between the 17th November and 7th December. Prof McDonough's research interests include public health approaches to musculoskeletal conditions, electrotherapy/acupuncture and developing technologies used for musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation.
Friday, 24 October 2014 10:03am
CHARR will be hosting a one day symposium on Physical activity and health as part of its research week. The symposium is open to all researchers working in the areas of physical activity and health.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:12am
Physiotherapy undergraduate students Ashleigh Day and Bryan Siew have been awarded summer research scholarships by the Division of Health Sciences.
Monday, 13 October 2014 10:05am
The Centre for Health, Activity and, Rehabilitation Research (CHARR), School of Physiotherapy invites research abstracts from postgraduate students (PhD and Masters) for a Graduate Research Student Conference. Abstracts are due 3rd November, 2014.
Thursday, 9 October 2014 10:16am
University of Otago research grants have been awarded to CHARR researchers Daniel Ribeiro and Ram Mani. The grants will fund research on shoulder rehabilitation, and diabetes and physical activity.
Wednesday, 3 September 2014 10:10am
Carrie Falling (supervised by Dr Daniel Ribeiro) and Caden Shields (supervised by Dr Ram Mani) were recipients of Divisional Health Science Scholarships. The scholarships involved a programme of ten-weeks research for both students over the summer break.
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 3:18pm
Professor Baxter has been announced as the co- chair of the ASLMS Laser 2015 conference. This is the first time that a non-American has been selected as a Conference Chair for this prestigious event. CHARR researcher, Dr Steve Tumilty, has also been selected as a section co- chair. This event is held in the International Year of Light.
Monday, 5 May 2014 11:09am
A University of Otago study of Māori living with disabilities in Southland has recommended that an advocacy service may better support access to health services for hauā Māori (Māori living with disability) and their whānau.
Tuesday, 4 February 2014 9:55am
Laser research is a focus of the Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research. The International year of light and light based technologies will be marked by researchers in the area of laser research.
Monday, 16 September 2013 10:17am
It is with much regret that we note that one of our oldest living graduates from the School of Massage Joan Munro (née Walden) passed away on September 8th 2013 in Dunedin at the age of 96 years.
Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:19am
The School of Physiotherapy wishes to congratulate Ashokan Arumugam for handing in his doctoral thesis this week.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:20am
When the School of Physiotherapy marks its centenary in 2013 it will be a celebration of 100 years of history that has seen the school go full circle – from being part of the University, then coming under the wing of the local hospital board, before becoming part of Otago Polytechnic. In the 1990s the circle was completed as the School again became a valued research-intensive part of the University of Otago.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 8:48am
The University of Otago and the New Zealand Defence Force will today sign a memorandum of understanding which will see significantly increased research into the health of military veterans, serving personnel and their families.
Thursday, 3 June 2010 8:47am
Young, top-ranked motorsport athletes display superior visual abilities when compared with normal sports people of the same age, according to a University of Otago study.
Monday, 19 April 2010 8:46am
University of Otago researchers analysing quad bike driver behaviour have found vital new information that could help reduce the continuing high rate of accidents and deaths on the vehicles.