Tuesday, 18 June 2019 1:06pm
Smartphone apps and pain management websites could fill a significant gap in helping to support the one in five New Zealanders living with chronic or persistent pain, a pain researcher from the University of Otago, Wellington says.
Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:10pm
Lessons learned at a four-day training workshop hosted by Otago’s School of Physiotherapy this week may change the way back pain is treated in New Zealand.
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, 16 May 2019 12:56pm
An occupational therapist who aims to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities is one of several University of Otago early-stage researchers who have together been awarded more than $1.7 million in Health Research Council funding.
Monday, 13 May 2019 12:26pm
Eliana Viali knows she will have more challenges than most people starting a new job when she takes the skills of her new degree home to Samoa.
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 9:09pm
A new School of Physiotherapy clinic in Christchurch is officially open after a ceremony attended by Alumni and former Silver Ferns physiotherapist, Sharon Kearney.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 9:52pm
Second-year School of Physiotherapy students received their clinical name badge in a special ceremony at the Gowland Lecture Theatre last Friday – a new tradition created to highlight the additional professional responsibilities they will face as they enter the clinical education phase of their studies.
Thursday, 7 March 2019 9:55pm
Professional practice fellows in the School of Physiotherapy, Matt Dick and Chris Higgs, are both participating in this year’s gruelling multi-day adventure race, GODZone - albeit in different teams. However, the only competition will be within their own selves.
Wednesday, 5 December 2018 9:08am
The number of University of Otago Māori health professional graduands has climbed to an historic high.
Friday, 30 November 2018 9:19am
Pain is an extremely common condition and increasing in prevalence in New Zealand, University of Otago researchers say.
Thursday, 15 November 2018 7:38pm
People attending community diabetes exercise classes in Dunedin and Invercargill set out this week to walk, bike and row their way between the two cities – and got further than they intended.
Thursday, 1 November 2018 8:20pm
Christchurch-based University of Otago physiotherapists have been instrumental in developing a dance class for people with neurological conditions such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 12:33pm
The University of Otago and Dunedin City Council (DCC) are constructing a bee-themed pocket park on Great King Street which will be a new meeting and green space in the central city.
Monday, 15 October 2018 9:27pm
Six rising research stars at the University of Otago have been recognised through the University’s annual Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research announced today.
Friday, 24 August 2018 2:19pm
The outlook for the one in five New Zealanders with persistent or chronic pain has the potential to be more positive according to an extensive study review by researchers from the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) and Pain Management Service, Capital Coast District Health Board.