8:00am Registration and introduction  
8:30-9:30am Gwen Jull Oration - Duncan Reid
Why Manual Therapy is so important to the Physiotherapy Profession
9:30-10:00am Manipulation versus mobilisation: a
risk/benefit decision
Manual therapy assessment of the spine: what is
its role in a clinical examination and why do it?
10:00-10:30am What are the clinical criteria for justifying
manipulative therapy for neck pain?
Maitland’s approach to
musculoskeletal physiotherapy
10:30-11:00am Morning tea  
11:00-11:30am Is manual therapy a useful contributor to
the management of hip and knee OA?
What is the role of manual therapy in
managing shoulder conditions?
11:00-12:00 midday The role of Mulligan Technique methods in
musculoskeletal conditions
The McKenzie approach was developed for LBP –
rationale and evidence for application to other regions
12:00-12:30pm What is the role of manual
therapy for the SIJ?
Trigger point therapy:
what is the evidence?
12:30-1:15pm Lunch  
1:15-1:45pm What is the role of manual therapy in
managing persistent low back pain with or
without lower limb pain?
What is role of manual therapy in
managing cervicogenic dizziness
and headaches?
1:45-2:30pm 5 x 5 presentations – Student Research
2:30-3:00pm Invited speaker - TBA  

Keynote speaker

Duncan has had 37 years of clinical experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He owned and operated a private practice for 17 years before moving to a full-time teaching position at the School of Physiotherapy at AUT in 1999. His main areas of teaching interest are in manual and manipulative therapy especially manipulation to the cervical spine, a topic he has taught both nationally and internationally for over 25 years. He also has a significant interest in sports injury prevention and movement screening. He is the past president of the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA) and former Vice President of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT). He is a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy and a life member of NZMPA and Physiotherapy NZ (PNZ).

Duncan’s experience in Sports Physiotherapy is also extensive. He has been a member of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games Medical team from the Seoul Olympics in 1988 until the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and was Chief Physiotherapist for the 1992, 1994 and 1996 Games. He has also been the physiotherapist and physiotherapy coordinator to Rowing New Zealand since 1988. Duncan is the Physiotherapy Advisor to High Performance Sport NZ providing research support and professional development to the rehabilitation team. He has had extensive involvement with national and international level Rowing, Hockey and Swimming.

Duncan completed his Master thesis investigating the influence of hamstring extensibility on the lumbar and pelvic angles in rowers He has also been involved in the development of clinical practice guidelines for knee, shoulder and forearm injuries. He completed his Doctor of Health Science investigating stretching interventions in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. His current research interests lie in sports injury prevention and movement screening. He has over 100 peer review journal and book publications. He is the deputy editor of the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, and is on the editorial panel of the journals Manual Therapy, Journal of Orthopaedics and Sports Physical Therapy, the New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine and the International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

About Musculoskeletal Masters Conference

Join us for The University of Queensland School of Health and Rehabilitations Sciences’ Musculoskeletal Masters Conference on 1-2 June, 2018.

Leaders and innovators in the field of physiotherapy will gather to share the latest ideas, research and breakthroughs.


Friday 1 June                     Workshop, 8.30am-5.00pm, Therapies Building (Building 84a) Room 405
Saturday 2 June                Presentations, 8.00am-3.00pm, Physiology Lecture Theatre (Building 63) Room 348 & 358


Friday 1 June                     $275+GST (includes FREE entry to Saturday’s presentations)
Saturday 2 June                $50+GST (1 day only)