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The use of rongoa in contemporary physiotherapy practise: An exploratory study

3 months
Approved budget:
Ms Kelly Gray
Health issue:
Other (generic health or health services)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
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.