We would like to recognize Dr. Chad Cook, who was a keynote lecturer for the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association conference in Rotoura, New Zealand from August 19-20. Dr. Cook spoke about challenges associated with responder analyses, health status-based outcomes measures, and current methodology for determining best interventions.
The New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA) is a special interest group of Physiotherapy New Zealandand is one of the member organisations of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). The NZMPA currently has more than 400 members.
The NZMPA's main role is to provide ongoing education in musculoskeletal manual/manipulative physiotherapy. A wide range of techniques are taught, drawn from the world's leading manipulative specialists. Students are able to offer a high level of skill in the examination and assessment of musculoskeletal problems, and the application of manual mobilising and manipulative techniques. Their skills are keenly sought after by private practitioners, sports clinics, and rehabilitation organisations.