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Volleyball champions take out top spots

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Thursday 17 February 2022

The ultimate summer plans involve days in the sun surrounded by golden sand and waves, which is exactly what was on the cards for teams attending the University Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) Beach Volleyball Championship.

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Physiotherapy HRC career development success

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Tuesday 16 November 2021

The School of Physiotherapy congratulates the Physiotherapy recipients of HRC's latest career development round. The five recipients of the awards will be based within the School's research Centre (CHARR) to work on Summer studentships, a research masters, and a PhD.  

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Māori dished out pills to mask chronic pain, study finds

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Friday 8 October 2021

Māori adults who experience chronic pain are being prescribed painkillers at the expense of best practice treatments and are not being offered referrals to specialists, research from the Māori community health provider, Tu Kotahi Māori Asthma and Research Trust and the University of Otago, Wellington has found.

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Physiotherapy’s vital role in treating long COVID

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Monday 6 September 2021

As more about the effects of long COVID is learnt, it is apparent that cardio-respiratory physiotherapists have an essential role in helping people recover from the virus, a University of Otago physiotherapy specialist says.

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