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Oral histories

Listen to the history of physiotherapy in New Zealand via the personal stories of the following notable physios

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  • Rob McKenzie

    mckenzie profile Rob talks about his training and early private practice in Wellington in the 1950s and 60s, about discovering his 'method,'... Read more
  • Fran Elkin

    Fran Elkin and students Fran talks about her work in London and Auckland before being involved in establishing the new school in Auckland and... Read more
  • Rob McKenzie

    Rob talks about his training and early private practice in Wellington in the 1950s and 60s, about discovering his 'method,' the formation of the NZMPA and NZPPA, getting involved in IFOMT and forming the McKenzie Institute. Read more

  • Rosemary Mannering

    Rosemary recounts her training in Dunedin, her early work around Christchurch, and her abiding interest in mental health. Read more

  • Stan Paris

    Stan talks about his influences and his experiences in and around Dunedin, his 'world tour' to learn about manipulative therapy and involvement with the profession. Read more

  • Sue Lord

    Sue talks about training at ATI and being bonded to Napier, going travelling and returning to QE Hospital in Rotorua. Read more

  • Valerie Leech

    Valerie talks about her training in England after WWII and some of the deprivation and illness seen there. Read more

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