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Oral histories

Listen to the history of physiotherapy in Aotearoa New Zealand through the personal stories of notable physiotherapists.


  • 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 (Auckland... Read more
  • Margaret Draper

    Margaret tells the story of her emigration from Auckland to England and her practice in the 1950s before returning to work at Auckland Hospital. Read more

  • Margaret Moon

    Margaret talks about her training in the 1950s and moving to London to learn about teaching. Read more

  • Margot Skinner

    Margot talks about her training and early bonding to Oamaru before discussing her early work in Dunedin, moving to Hong Kong and postgraduate work back in New Zealand. Read more

  • Michael Monaghan

    Michael talks about his work as an osteopath and physiotherapist, about the Chiropractic Commission and manipulative therapy. Read more

  • Miriam Gibb

    Miriam talks vividly about her training, about work on the West Coast, and sailing to England before returning to work in Auckland. Read more

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