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Oral histories

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


  • 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
  • Moana Sharland

    Moana talks about her training in Dunedin and her experiences being one of very few Māori physiotherapists. Read more

  • Molly Andreae

    Molly talks about working at the Wilson Home in the 1950s, seeing London after the war and returning to Sunnyside Psychiatric Hospital (now Hillmorton) in the 1970s. Read more

  • Pam Young

    Pam talks about her training in England and early therapy in London before training as a student teacher and coming to New Zealand in the 1970s, teaching at AUT and her work in chronic lung disease in recent years. Read more

  • Pat Caswell

    Pat talks about her training in England and working at Kings College Hospital in the swinging 60s before sailing to New Zealand. Read more

  • Pat de Carteret

    Pat talks about training and early work in England before migrating to New Zealand. Read more

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