Internal and external tutor profiles

Susan Kohut (Education Officer) 

 

Current employment:

Qualifications:

Positions held:

Acupuncture courses taught:

Membership:

Publications:

PAANZ Safety Guidelines (2014, 2011, 2008), in collaboration with Jillian McDowell

Kohut, S.H., Larmer, P.J., & Johnson, G. (2011).Western acupuncture education for New Zealand physiotherapists. Physical Therapy Reviews, 16(2), 106-112 2011. Kohut, S.H. (2010). Clinical Pearls: How do you treat tennis elbow in practice? Medical Acupuncture, 22(2), 73-80. Kohut, S.H. (2010). Clinical Roundup: How do I treat back pain in practice? Alternative & Complementary Therapies 16(6), 359-365. doi:10.1089/act.2010.16606 Kohut, S. (2005) Tensions in the toolbox: The meaning of Western acupuncture for New Zealand Physiotherapists. Master’s Thesis, AUT University

Interests: All acupuncture, particularly historical, philosophical and political.

Acupuncture practice – all aspects, particularly the clinical reasoning underpinning acupuncture outcomes. And in practice - tissue healing-based and neurological.

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Jillian McDowell  (Research Officer) 

 

Years experience: 24 years physiotherapy, 21 years acupuncture

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Publications:

McDowell, JM, Johnson, GD, Hale, L. Measuring practitioner opinion on adverse reactions to acupuncture. Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 2011; 6(2): 28-35.

McDowell, JM, Johnson, GM, Bradnam, LV. Towards a neurophysiological mechanisms-based classification of adverse reactions to acupuncture. Physical Therapy Reviews 2011; 16(2): 118-125.

McDowell JM, Johnson GM, Hale L (2013) Adverse reactions to acupuncture: policy recommendations based on practitioner opinion in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy 41: 94-101.

McDowell JM (2008) The classification and weighting of word descriptors of adverse reactions to acupuncture. Thesis, University of Otago.

McDowell JM, Johnson GM, Hetherington BH (2014) Mulligan Concept manual therapy: standardising annotation. Manual Therapy. doi 10.1016/j.math.2013.12.006

McDowell JM, Johnson GM. Acupuncture needling styles and associated adverse reactions to acupuncture. Medical Acupuncture. 2014; 26(5):271-278 1.           

Contributor to textbook: Hing W, Hall T, Rivett, D, Vicenzino, Mulligan B. (Ed) The Mulligan Concept of manual therapy: textbook of techniques. Sydney: Elsevier; 2015

McDowell, JM, Kohut, SH, Johnson, GM. Trigger point acupuncture (dry needling) and associated fecal incontinence in multiple sclerosis: a case report. Medical Acupuncture. 2015. DOI 10.1089/acu.2015.1102

McDowell JM, Johnson GM (2016) Adverse Reactions to Acupuncture: The New Zealand Scene. Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies. Abstract iSAMS Conference paper

McDowell, J. & Sole G. (2016) "Defining Professional Supportive and Evaluative Relationships: A Physiotherapy New Zealand Perspective", Wellington: Physiotherapy New Zealand


 

 

Hamish Ashton 



Current employment:

Private Practitioner, Prevention to Performance Physiotherapy (P2P Physio) Tauranga

Qualifications:

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Membership:

Publications:

Masters Dissertation - Can acupuncture and ultrasound affect acute inflammation

Interests:

Western Acupuncture, Sports management

 


Guy Bailey

 

Years of experience: Qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990, as a Physiotherapy acupuncturist trained with PAANZ in 1998, in 2004 as a Toyohari acupuncturist acupuncturist.

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Linley Leuthard

 

Current employment

Advance Wellness (Melville) November 2016 - present

Position - Senior Managing Physiotherapist

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Acupuncture Courses Taught

Positions Held

Memberships

 


Robyn Vintiner

 

Current Employment:

Working from home as physiotherapist, acupuncturist and life coach, plus part time in a local gym

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Andrew Imrie (assistant tutor)

 

Current employment:

Physiotherapist, Hutt Physiotherapy Centre, Lower Hutt

Qualifications:

Acupuncture training:

Positions held:

Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist (2004- )

Acupuncture courses taught:

Assisted with Women's Health Course taught by Dr Gayle O'Duffy (informally)

Publications:

Acupuncture treatment of facial postherpetic itch, Physical Therapy Reviews, April 2011

Interests/Bio:

Andrew graduated from the University of Otago in 2000 and has worked in both public and private sectors.  He has also been involved in organisational and educational activities within the profession over this period.

Andrew’s postgraduate training has largely focused on acupuncture and pain management.  His clinical interests are based around chronic pain assessment, treatment and management but also injury prevention in younger athletes, particularly in football.  He has been involved with elite level footballers, including the NZ men’s U20 National Team.  He has recently internationally published a case study of the management of chronic post-herpetic itch with acupuncture and submitted a paper on the ethics of using acupuncture in the treatment of persisting pain syndromes.

Specifically, Andrew is interested in persisting pain syndromes and chronic pain, and its far reaching effects on people, lifestyle education, chronic spinal pain, particularly lumbar and hip pain, osteoarthritis, particularly of the knee and headaches of a non-specific nature.  He is interested in persisting muscle and soft tissue pain syndromes and is currently studying towards a Masters degree in this field.

 

Trevor Montgomery (external tutor)

 

Current employment:

Golf Works Limited

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Publications:  

Montgomery T, Boocock M, Hing W. The effects of spinal posture and pelvic fixation on trunk rotation range of motion.Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon) 2011 26(7):707-12

 

Gabrielle Friedrich (external tutor)

 

Current employment:

Physiotherapist - Health in Motion/Paeroa

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Interests:

 TCM - Tai Chi - Qi Qong - Holistic health - Meditation