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Professional development app for physios launched

Friday, 28 February 2014, 1:15 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Physiotherapy New Zealand today announced the launch of a new smartphone app for physiotherapists wanting to track their professional development with the push of a button. More >>

Latest New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy out now

Monday, 25 November 2013, 2:14 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Following are selected summaries from some items appearing in the November 2013 edition of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. The journal is open access and available on www.physiotherapy.org.nz/journal. More >>

New survey reveals back pain often preventable

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 3:44 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

A nationwide survey by Physiotherapy New Zealand has revealed that slouching and lifting heavy objects are often to blame for back pain. More than 90% of those surveyed had experienced some type of back pain and they cited heavy lifting (35%) and poor ... More >>

Physio leaders in DHBs hot on quality

Monday, 4 November 2013, 9:59 am | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Physio leaders from DHBs around New Zealand are examining how physiotherapy initiatives contribute to quality health care in DHBs, at their “Hot on Quality” conference in Rotorua on 6-8 November. More >>

World Physiotherapy Day: Movement for Life

Monday, 2 September 2013, 3:17 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

For World Physiotherapy Day (8 September), physiotherapists are reminding New Zealanders that the single most important thing we can do for our health is to be active. More >>

UK physiotherapists gain prescribing powers

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 10:30 am | Physiotherapy New Zealand

UK physiotherapists gain prescribing powers 21 August, 2013 Physiotherapy New Zealand is welcoming a world-first decision by the UK Department of Health to give physiotherapists limited prescribing rights. Suitably trained physios in the UK will now be able to ... More >>

Latest New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy out today

Friday, 19 July 2013, 3:12 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

As we mourn the loss of a local physiotherapist who contributed immensely to establish physiotherapy as a respected and valued profession in New Zealand, so too does the world mourn the loss of an 'influential giant' who changed the careers of many health ... More >>

Pelvic floor unknown and neglected - survey

Monday, 24 June 2013, 2:52 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

A nationwide survey by Physiotherapy New Zealand reveals New Zealanders are risking future health problems by neglecting their pelvic floor. More >>

Physios mourn passing of legend

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 4:55 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

The physiotherapy profession is mourning the loss of one of its legends after Robin McKenzie passed away yesterday. More >>

March 2013 NZ Journal of Physiotherapy out today

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 3:23 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

The following are summaries of items appearing in the March 2013 issue of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. This is a special centenary issue celebrating 100 years of physiotherapy in New Zealand. At the same time Physiotherapy New Zealand ... More >>

100 years of physiotherapy in New Zealand

Thursday, 7 March 2013, 12:09 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

This year marks 100 years of physiotherapy in New Zealand. In 1913 the doors opened on the first School of Massage in Dunedin, paving the way for the beginning of the physiotherapy profession in New Zealand. Today there are over 4,000 practising physiotherapists ... More >>

Exercise Improves Quality Of Life For Cancer Survivors

Friday, 5 October 2012, 3:05 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

A review published by international research organisation the Cochrane Collaboration, shows exercise programmes can improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.(1) The review looked at the effect of exercise on the areas that make up quality of life ... More >>

Aged care residents have right to more quality years

Friday, 28 September 2012, 10:43 am | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Physiotherapy New Zealand is asking residential care operators to improve their residents’ quality of life by employing or contracting physios. More >>

Arthritis: Is exercise the solution to rising costs?

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 2:15 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Physios are pointing to the increasing amount of research showing the cost-effectiveness of exercise interventions for arthritis patients after a recent report(1) revealed musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis cost the country $5.5 billion every year. More >>

World Physiotherapy Day (September 8) - Sit less, move more

Tuesday, 28 August 2012, 1:54 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Physiotherapy New Zealand says the warning from a US study on sedentary behaviour is clear; we need to sit less and move more. The study, published by the British Medical Journal, shows that sitting for more than three hours per day can reduce ... More >>

Inspired By Olympics? Physio Advice On Exercising Safely

Friday, 3 August 2012, 4:13 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Feeling inspired by the Olympics to take up a sport? Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) today released a list of sports injury prevention tips for anyone wanting to increase their activity. PNZ President Gill Stotter says injuries can often result when people ... More >>

Keeping our Olympic team moving

Thursday, 12 July 2012, 9:57 am | Physiotherapy New Zealand

The NZ Olympic team will have the support of thirteen physiotherapists at the London Games. More >>

Physiotherapists’ Tips for Christchurch

Thursday, 3 March 2011, 5:06 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Physiotherapists advise that there are some things people can do to aid their own recovery and help their bodies deal with any heavy or repetitive work they are doing. More >>

Physiotherapists join fight against smoking

Monday, 31 May 2010, 10:02 am | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Physiotherapy patients shouldn’t be surprised if next time they’re getting treatment, they’re asked whether they smoke. More >>

“Illness” care system sick and unsustainable

Monday, 17 May 2010, 3:21 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

The “illness” care systems in western societies are sick and unsustainable both morally and financially, declared a speaker at the Physiotherapy New Zealand conference yesterday. Our so-called health systems are oriented towards illness, not health, ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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