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About PhysioScholar and the PhysioScholar Team

PhysioScholar is designed by physiotherapists for physiotherapists.

This site is here to facilitate your on-going education in a friendly, professional manner. We aim to deliver that education in a cost-effective and efficient way, making your continued development as a therapist as easy as possible.

You complete the education online and then submit the details to ‘Logbook’ to keep a constant record of your CPD, ready to be printed out at any time for an upcoming audit or job application.

Our staff are experts in research and learning in physiotherapy, join us on the journey of ongoing learning.

 
 

Margie Olds Margie Olds is a physiotherapist who specialises in shoulder injuries. She is passionate and fascinated by shoulder instability and the non-operative management of shoulder injuries. Margie currently manages a clinical caseload at her shoulder clinic in Symonds St, Auckland, is involved in post-graduate clinical education at AUT University and is undertaking her PhD investigating the risk factors for recurrent shoulder instability following a first time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. She is a founding member of PhysioScholar, and has also developed a Flawless Motion shoulder brace which is sold internationally (www.flawlessmotion.com).
Jill Collier Jill Collier graduated in Physiotherapy from AUT in 1991 and subsequently completed a Postgraduate diploma in Manipulative therapy 1998 and an MHSc in 2000. She has worked in research for the past 12 years both at the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT and as an independent contractor. Her field of interest is musculoskeletal physiotherapy and in particular the effects of age and lifestyle changes on the body. Jill has published papers and made national and international presentations on lower limb neurodynamics, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, osteoarthritis and outcome measures. She was part of the team that wrote the new guidelines for ACC on working with computers and risk factors in gradual process injuries. Jill continues to work clinically within her community.
Peter McNair Peter McNair is the Director of the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, and Professor of Physiotherapy at Auckland University of Technology. His areas of expertise are focused on biomechanics of lower limb pathologies and exercise rehabilitation. Of particular interest are change in muscle performance as a result of joint injury and disease. Peter is on the Editorial and Advisory Boards of five international journals in areas related to biomechanics and rehabilitation. He has published over 120 research papers including five book chapters. Peter has given 55 presentations throughout the world as a keynote or invited speaker and has been a joint recipient of 15 national and international awards for research excellence.
 Pradnya Gadkari Pradnya Gadkari trained as a physiotherapist in India and graduated with a Master in Neurophysiotherapy in 1999. She has worked in various areas of physiotherapy in India as well as in the United States. In recent years she has developed a keen interest in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy and subsequently achieved a Postgraduate diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from AUT in 2012.  Pradnya is currently based in Auckland and intends to pursue her Master in Health Science from AUT.
Erik Dombroski Erik Dombroski has been a practising New Zealand registered physiotherapist since 1980 and has a MHSc. Erik worked clinically for the first 13 years in governmental hospitals and then three in private practice.  From 1996 to the end of 2015 he was a senior lecturer and held the academic position of Physiotherapy Programme Clinical Leader at AUT University. His past professional involvement has included Chair of Clinical Educators and Managers of Australia and New Zealand, Chair of the North Shore branch of PNZ, marketing committee member for PNZ and treasurer for the Physiotherapy Education Special Interest Group of PNZ. Erik’s interests are technology enhanced learning, eHealthcare, eLearning and professional ethics.