Recognise Health and the Naked Physio recognise the importance of ongoing development and the need to maintain knowledge in line with the current evidence base.

Recognise Health Ed aims to give clinicians in New Zealand access to professional development on an international level. This includes inviting clinicians from around the world to provide you with current trends in all areas of musculoskeletal medicine and pain science.

Please see the links below to access all details of future upcoming courses to New Zealand.





Tutor: Paul Lagerman – The Naked Physio

Venue: Accelerate Physiotherapy, 60 Deveron Street, Invercargill

Date: April 21/22 2018

Cost: $500

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Course Description:

The challenge of successfully managing persistent pain can be one of the most daunting for both clinicians and patients. Patients are often frustrated after failed short-term interventions and can be left feeling vulnerable as a result of provocative language, low confidence, mixed messages, confusion and helplessness.

It is often difficult to understand and explain high and prolonged levels of pain where a traditional tissue based cause is lacking. This course explores a cutting edge, patient centered approach, applying clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills and using a variety of experiential learning methods to help your patients understand their pain. We aim to discuss areas of the ACC pain service requirements such as ePPOC, and recognize areas of an Interdisciplinary approach. Finally, the course provides a range of practical applications and methods to take into (or outside) your clinic and immediately apply with your patients. The course content blends a wide range of contemporary evidence from both educational and healthcare literature.

Course Content:

This introductory 2-day workshop is relevant to anyone who works with people in pain. It uses evidence-based methods to explore critical and creative thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical formulation linked in with Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) from both clinical and educational perspectives. You will learn how to apply these teaching skills within your practice setting. Patient education forms a significant component of modern healthcare, yet most clinicians have a limited toolkit. To educate people about their pain, we must first learn to teach.

On the day:

Please arrive for registration at 8.30am ready to start at 9am

Tea and coffee will be available on arrival

Lunch is included



Tutors: Sarah Haag

Dates:  May 19/20 2018

Venue: Active+ Dominion Road, 718 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland


Course Description

Pelvic Health for the Non-Pelvic Health Practitioner

The world of pelvic health can seem intimidating to people experiencing bowel, bladder, pelvic pain or sexual issues, as well as to healthcare practitioners who would like to help!  Considering the high prevalence of issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse, and the large impact on quality of life these issues have, it’s unacceptable to ignore that many of these issues can be addressed with conservative care.

It is a common misconception that ‘pelvic health’ or ‘women’s health’ is a specialty niche practice available only to experts, and involves specialized equipment and invasive exams. In this two-day course, participants will learn about common pelvic/women’s health issues, how and when to ask about those issues, assessment and interventions supported by current evidence, and when to refer to another practitioner.  All assessments will be ‘pants on’, but the pros and cons of intravaginal and intrarectal exams will be described and discussed.

Topics to be covered:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Musculoskeletal issues during Pregnancy
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Bowel issues
  • How to assess the evidence when choosing an intervention