Speakers

Listed in alpha order by surname

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Beth Beauchamp

Beth Beauchamp was trained in the United States and holds a Medical Massage Therapy degree. She has been working with Myofascial Release Therapy for 19 years and training since 2008. Beth is also a BodyTalk Practitioner and Health Coach. She loves to share her knowledge and passion about fascia and myofascial release therapy.

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Professor Jill Cook

Jill Cook is a Professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. Jill’s research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. After completing her PhD in 2000, she has investigated tendon pathology, treatment options and risk factors for tendon injury. Jill currently supplements her research by conducting a specialist tendon practice and by lecturing both in Australia and overseas.

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Dr Jennifer Dunn

Jennifer is a Research Fellow based in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch. She works within a small team of researchers in the ReClaiM (Rehabilitation and Clinical Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Conditions) team. One of her primary research interests include rehabilitation and outcomes following surgical reconstruction of the tetraplegic upper limb. She has completed her PhD and has a number of publications in this area. As well as her academic role, Jennifer works clinically as a physiotherapist providing direct clinical services for people in the community who have sustained a spinal cord injury, and as the Upper Limb Surgery Co-ordinator at the Burwood Spinal Unit.

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Margie Olds

Margie Olds specialises in the management of shoulder injuries and is well regarded nationally and internationally for her clinical and research work in the area of shoulder rehabilitation. Her passion for shoulder rehabilitations has extended to her having designed and developed a specific shoulder brace for use in sport and she is the Founder of ‘Flawless Motion’. Margie’s PhD investigated shoulder instability after a first-time shoulder dislocation. She is the founder and owner of the Auckland Shoulder Clinic and passionate about sharing her expertise with other therapists. Margie has been awarded Physiotherapy Specialist status from the NZ Physio Board, one of only a few in New Zealand, and the only one in Auckland.

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Associate Professor Steve Tumilty

Associate Professor Tumilty is one of the few clinician scientists in Physiotherapy Worldwide and one of only ten Registered Physiotherapy Specialists in New Zealand. The majority of his clinical experience has been in the outpatient musculoskeletal practice setting in UK, Germany and New Zealand. He also has experience in professional sports and Occupational Health Physiotherapy. In 2002 he came to work at the School of Physiotherapy, Otago University and he has developed and now coordinates the specialist Masters degree for Sports and Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy for which he provides teaching and clinical expertise. He is the author or co-author on 116 research outputs in the field of Physiotherapy and musculoskeletal conditions and presents both nationally and internationally. Associate Professor Tumilty’s research interests are in Tendinopathy, modulation of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary Axis using manual interventions, the influence of the autonomic nervous system on musculoskeletal pain and healing, and photobiomodulation.

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Associate Professor Stephanie Woodley

Stephanie is an associate professor at the University of Otago, based in the Department of Anatomy. Coming from a physiotherapy background, Stephanie has taught clinical anatomy to physiotherapy and science students for 15 years and also mentors postgraduate research students. Her research focuses on the musculoskeletal system, with a particular interest in the hip and pelvic regions, imaging and clinical assessment. Stephanie utilises a range of anatomical techniques and imaging procedures with the aim of advancing knowledge of human structure and function and applying evidence-based anatomy to clinical practice.