Presentations at New Zealand Physiotherapy Society Conference

Presentations at New Zealand Physiotherapy Society Conference

Last month a number of researchers and (ex) students working with our team presented at the New Zealand Physiotherapy Society Conference.

Amongst the researchers and students presenting (see below), Michael O'Keeffe reported on his summer studentship project that explored the unique perspectives of "what matters most" to Maori in the therapeutic relationship while undergoing neurorehabilitation. His research identified four key themes that appeared important to the therapeutic relationship for Maori: Mana enhancing, Aroha (caring of and caring for the patient), Whakapono (trust) and Hononga (connection). These four themes highlight both what a practitioner brings and how they engage with patients, can be crucial in the therapeutic relationship.

Other presenters from amongst our team and students were:

  • Nick Reay, Liz Aubert, Peter Larmer, Paula Kersten. Review of guidelines for the physical management of OA.
  • Margie Olds, Richard Ellis, Kurt Donaldson, Paula Kersten. The risk factors which predispose first-time anterior traumatic shoulder dislocations to recurrent instability in adults: A systematic review.
  • Margie Olds, Kurt Donaldson, Richard Ellis, Paula Kersten. The Risk Factors for Recurrent Shoulder Instability Following a First Time Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation in Children under the Age of 18: A Systematic Review.
  • Kersten P, White P, Tennant A. Current use of Visual Analogue Scales leads to misinference of observed change in patients.
  • Michael O'Keeffe, Nicola Kayes, Christine Cummins, Kathryn McPherson. What matters most to Maori? Forming therapeutic relationship in neurorehabilitation.
  • Nicola Kayes, Julie Reeve, Christine Cummins, Greta Smith, Rod Macleod, Kathryn McPherson. Exploring cancer survivors' perspectives of the barriers and facilitators to physical activity engagement following a diagnosis of cancer in New Zealand.
  • Tainafi Lefono, Joanne Fadyl, Alice Theadom, Kathryn McPherson. Information needs and cultural issues of importance for Pasifika peoples following a spinal cord injury.
  • Amber van Lit, Nicola Kayes. Hope after spinal cord injury: Implications for physiotherapists.

Sadly we have no photos but will try harder next time!

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