Associate Dean of Health and Professor Physiotherapy Paper Coordinator, PGDip (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7806
Room AG 108, AUT North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
Auckland 0627, New Zealand
School of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
AUT University, Private Bag 92006,
Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Qualifications2009 Doctor of Health Science
2002 Master of Health Science (Hons)
1999 Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy)
1986 Diploma of Manipulative Therapy
1981 Diploma of Physiotherapy
1979 Bachelor of Science
- Fellow of the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy (FNZCP)
- Life Member Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ)
- Life Member NZ Manipulative Physiotherapy Association (NZMPA)
- Member NZ College of Physiotherapy (Manipulative Physiotherapy) (NZCP)
- Member Sports Medicine NZ (SMNZ)
- Adjunct Professor University of Vermont
BiographyDuncan has had 37 years of clinical experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. His main areas of research are in Sports Injury Incidence and Prevention.
Duncan's experience in Sports Physiotherapy is extensive having been a member of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games Medical team from 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 for High Performance Sport NZ monitoring the services of physiotherapist’s to over 150 elite athletes and supervising research projects in this area. He also has a strong research interest 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 is the past president of the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA) and is currently 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.
He has over 150 peer review journal and book publications. He is the deputy editor for the journal, Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy and is on the Editorial panel of the journals Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine.
Exercise Physiology and Prescription
Principles of Movement I and II
Musculoskeletal Diagnosis and Management
Complexity in the Community
Doctor of Health Science- Health Systems Analysis
Research AreasViscoelasticity, Osteoarthritis, Soft tissue knee injuries, tendon injuries, cervical spine treatment and management, musculoskeletal injury guidelines, injury incidence and prevention, movement screening
Current Research ProjectsMasters of Health Science (2014) Primary Supervisor Duncan Reid, Secondary Supervisor Jill Caldwell. Student Linda Lee. Topic Injury incidence and the use of the movement competency screening tool to predict injury risk in full time dance students at the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD): A prospective cohort study.
Masters of Health Science (2014) Primary Supervisor Duncan Reid, Secondary Supervisor Sharon Henry. Student Sonya Worth. Topic Nordic skiers’ movement patterns and injury incidence.
Masters of Philosophy (2015) Primary Supervisor Duncan Reid, Secondary Supervisor Bruce Hamilton. Student Jennifer Sayer. Topic Injury incidence and prevalence over a twelve month period in selected New Zealand High Performance sporting codes: a prospective cohort study
Masters of Health Science (2015) Primary Supervisor Duncan Reid, Secondary Supervisor Bruce Hamilton. Student Helene Barron. Topic Prospective cohort study of injury in NZ Elite Track Cyclists.
Masters of Philosophy (2016) Primary Supervisor Duncan Reid. Student Mark Harris. Topic Subject Load monitoring and injury NZ Elite Track Cyclists.
Masters of Health Science (2016) Primary Supervisor Duncan Reid, Student Tim Dovbysh Topic: Injury incidence and movement screening in New Zealand cricket, an update from 2010-15
Masters of Osteopathy (2016 2017) Primary Supervisor Duncan Reid Secondary Supervisor Jesse Mason Student Matt Selby. Topic: Systematic review of effect Foam Rollers on Performance
Masters of Osteopathy (2016 2017) Primary Supervisor Duncan Reid Secondary Supervisor Jesse Mason Student Adam Denton. Topic: Systematic review of effect Foam Rollers on Range of Motion
Masters of Philosophy (2016 2017) Primary Supervisor Duncan Reid Secondary Supervisor Nick Garrett Student Bryce Hastings. Topic: A survey on the incidence of injury in group fitness instructors
- Reid D, Rebbeck, T and McCarthy, C. Clinical reasoning for complex cervical spine conditions, International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (2017), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijosm.2017.09.002
- Whatman, C., & Reid, D. (2017). Movement quality, physical performance and prevalence of overuse injuries in secondary
school netball players. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(1), 14-19.
- *McGowan, J., Reid, D., & Caldwell, J. (2017). Post-operative rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the skeletally immature child: a systematic review of the literature. Physical Therapy Reviews. doi:10.1080/10833196.2017.1364541
- Tulipani, L., Boocock, M. G., Lomond, K. V., El-Gohary, M., Reid, D. A., & Henry, S. M. (2017). Validation of an inertial sensor system for physical therapists to quantify movement coordination during functional tasks.. J Appl Biomech, 1-22. doi:10.1123/jab.2016-0139
- Sheerin, K., Besier, T., Reid, D., & Hume, P. (2017). The 1-week and 6-month reliability and variability of three-dimensional tibial acceleration in runners. Sports Biomechanics. doi:10.1080/14763141.2017.1371214
- *Lee, L., Reid, D., Caldwell, J., & Palmer, P. (2017). Injury incidence, dance exposure and the use of movement competency screen (MCS) to identify variables associated with injury in full-time pre-professional dancers. International journal of sports physical therapy, 12(3), 352-370. Retrieved from https://spts.org/docs/default-source/v12n3-ijspt/ijspt-12_3-06-lee_abs.pdf?sfvrsn=2
- *Reid, D., Worth, S., & Henry, S. (2017). Injury incidence in cross country skiers. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(4), 410.
- Reid D, Cook CE, Sizer PS, Froment F, Showalter CR, Brismée JM. ( 2017) Is orthopaedic manipulative physical therapy not fashionable anymore? Lessons learned from 2016 IFOMPT meeting and future directions, J Man Manip Ther. 25(1):1-2, DOI: 10.1080/10669817.2017.1272817
- Spencer, K., Whatman, C., & Reid, D. (2016). Movement competency and association with game performance in secondary school netball players. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(22), e4. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096952.9
- *Meyer, J., & Reid, D. (2016). Efficacy of injury prevention programmes in sport. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(1), 22-27.
- Newlands, C, Reid, D and Parmar, P. The prevalence, incidence and severity of low back pain among international-level rowers Br J Sports Med 2015;1–6. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-093889
- Reid, D, Vanweerd, R, Larmer, P and Kingstone, R (2015) The inter and intra rater reliability of the Netball Movement Screening Tool. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 18 353–357
- Rutledge, G., Page, A., May, J., Pearson, J., Milne, C., Reid, D. A., . . . Beable, S. (2014). NZ Reflections on the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport Monaco 10-12 April 2014. The Journal of Sports Medicine, 41(1), 20-27.
- Reid, D and Kim, J (2014). The frequency of hamstring stretches required to maintain knee extension range of motion following an initial six-week stretching programme. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy 42 (1) 22-27
- Basevi, R, Reid, D and Godbold, R (2014) Ethical guidelines and the use of text messaging and social media in physiotherapy patient management: a review of literature. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy 42(2): 23-35.
- Reid, D, Potts, G, Burnett, M and Konings, B (2014) Physiotherapy management of knee and hip osteoarthritis: a survey of patient and medical practitioner’s expectations, experiences and perceptions of effectiveness of treatment New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy 42(2): 116-123.
- Reid, D (2013). Reflections on the growth of musculoskeletal physiotherapy inNew Zealand over the last 100 years and the contribution of NewZealand Physiotherapists on the world stage. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 41(1), 11-15.
- Reid, D. A., Basson, A., Olson, K., Ritchie, M., Thoomes, E., & Flynn, T. (2012, June 7). Response to: [Should we abandon cervical spine manipulation for mechanical neck pain? Yes. Wand, BM, Heine, PJ & O'Connell, NE. BMJ 2012; 344; e3679]. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 344, e3680. doi:10.1136/bmj.e3679
- Reid, D. A., Polson, K., & Johnson, L. (2012). Acromio-clavicular joint separations grades I–III: A review of the literature and development of best practice guidelines. Sports Medicine, 42(8), 681-696.
- Reid, D. A., McNair, P., Johnson, S., Potts, G., Witvrouw, E., & Mahieu, N. (2012). Electromyographic analysis of an eccentric calf muscle exercise in persons with and without Achilles tendinopathy. Physical Therapy in Sport, 13, 150-155. doi:10.1016/j.ptsp.2011.08.003