The project aims to examine how traditional Maori healing might contribute to physiotherapeutic practice. Contemporary resurgence of traditional Maori healing practices has been examined in recent years, however, further work is necessary in order to rationalise these methods as modern treatments. The studentship will involve preparation of a comprehensive literature review and interviews of four traditional Maori healing practitioners. The interviews will be based on kaupapa Maori methodology. The studentship is aimed at research capacity building and outcomes are expected to inform further research programmes.