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International Speakers At Physiotherapy Conference

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International Speakers At Physiotherapy Conference


International and New Zealand speakers are presenting state-of-the-art research on health topics with potential for impact on many New Zealanders, at the scientific conference of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists in Dunedin 18-20 April.

Some of the research has exciting and far-reaching implications. Sometimes the effects will be on big groups of the population, like those who suffer from bad backs at some stage in their lives; sometimes on groups with particular problems children with cerebral palsy and women with incontinence problems, for example.

Noteworthy for his success, his life and his opinions is one of the keynote speakers, Dr Stanley Paris. Stanley is an expatriate New Zealander who founded and owns a flourishing university in Florida. At age 70 he is training five hours a day to swim the English Channel for the third time, aiming to raise a million dollars for charity and set a record with the Guinness Book of Records in the process. Stanley has been described as an innovator, a risk-taker, a leader, and a visionary. In his professional life he has achieved the highest possible recognition, and in his private life he has performed extraordinary feats

Some of the topics to be covered at the conference are:
* Maori and rehabilitation;
* Exciting possibilities for children with cerebral palsy;
* Waging war to avert 36 million deaths from chronic diseases;
* Breathing is not so simple after all;
* Danger of injuries in child athletes;
* "I just fell over" helping adults with intellectual disabilities not to fall;
* Physiotherapy may slow progress of knee osteoarthritis;
* Best advice and treatment for bad backs;
* Physiotherapy engagement in a dramatically changing environment;
* Improving the lives of people with disabilities;
* Walking in the community after a stroke;
* An age-old problem that just won't go away sleep apnoea;
* Improving continence without surgery or drugs;
* Helping rural workers avoid back injuries;
* Delivering the health care rural people want.

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