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School of Physiotherapy news and events

Public welcomed back to face-to-face Otago University health clinics

Friday, 15 May 2020 3:59pm

New Zealand’s move to Alert Level 2 means many Otago University health clinics will now be open to the public.

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Southern men wanted to unlock health mystery

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 10:27am

Ageing Kiwi men have worse health and are dying sooner than women. Now a new University of Otago study is being launched to talk to the country’s southern men in an attempt to understand why.

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Best practice treatments for chronic pain overlooked as media focus on opioids and medicinal cannabis

Friday, 17 January 2020 10:07am

Media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found.

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Inaugural Awards Presentation for the Dr Stanley Paris Research Fellowships and Scholarships in the School of Physiotherapy

Wednesday, 18 December 2019 1:39pm

The inaugural awards of the Dr Stanley Paris Research Fellowships and Scholarships were presented on December 5th 2019 by Dr Stanley Paris and Dr Catherine Patla. These awards are made available through the Stanley Paris Musculoskeletal and Manual Therapy Fund.

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Future of physiotherapy in your mobile phone

Friday, 13 December 2019 10:31am

The future of physiotherapy is here and it involves the convenience of your own home and your mobile phone.

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30 new Professors for the University of Otago

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 4:51pm

Thirty University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.

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Family of physios celebrates latest Otago graduate

Monday, 9 December 2019 10:13pm

There’s a real physio family dynasty building in the University of Otago’s School of Physiotherapy.

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Nineteen new Associate Professors for Health Sciences

Friday, 6 December 2019 2:03pm

A swathe of the University of Otago Division of Health Science’s finest staff have been promoted to Associate Professor.

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International Fellowship awarded to Physio Professor

Friday, 25 October 2019 12:21pm

A student watching his mother struggle with cancer pain was inspired to study, research and eventually become an international figure in physiotherapy and pain management.

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Translational Research Grant applications sought

Friday, 4 October 2019 2:15pm

All academic staff in the Division of Health Sciences are eligible to apply for the Translational Research Grant.

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School of Physiotherapy encourages people to ‘Stay Fan Fit’

Monday, 16 September 2019 9:03pm

A series of four videos have been produced to promote the University of Otago’s School of Physiotherapy and coincide with the Rugby World Cup, providing key messages about keeping well and injury free, with just a touch of humour in the mix.

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Profile: Carrie Falling

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 4:16pm

Carrie Falling, PhD candidate, talks about her research on chronic musculoskeletal pain in people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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High quality websites and apps could help those in chronic pain to manage symptoms, researcher says

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.

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New approach could transform treatment of back pain in NZ

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.

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Researchers pioneer new model of care for patients with back pain in NZ

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.