Professor of Physiotherapy
School of Clinical Sciences
With more than 35 years of clinical experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Professor Duncan Reid knows what he’s talking about; owning and operating his own private practice for 17 years before taking up a full-time teaching position at the Department of Physiotherapy at AUT in 1999 — where he is still a practising clinician.
As a leading expert in sport injury prevention and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Professor Reid has worked with high performance sports athletes for more than 30 years including as a member of the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Medical Teams from the 1988 Seoul Olympics through until the Sydney Olympics in 2000, acting as chief physiotherapist for the 1992, 1994 and 1996 games. In addition to teaching and research, Professor Reid continues to work with elite sports in both clinical and advisory roles, including current partnerships with Rowing New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand.
Outside of his professional life, Professor Reid is an ardent sportsman and surf lifesaver. He is a World, Australian and NZ National Masters Champion in Surf Boat Racing, as well as a keen cyclist, swimmer and golfer.
Professor Reid is a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy and a Life Member of the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA) and Physiotherapy NZ (PNZ). He is also the former Vice President of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (IFOMPT) and is an editorial board member for the journals Manual Therapy, Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy, and the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
He has significant interest in the teaching of manual and manipulative therapy especially manipulation to the cervical spine, a topic he has taught both nationally and internationally for more than 25 years. More recently, his research has revolved around sport injury incidence, prevention and movements screening.
Professor Reid has published more than 100 peer review journal articles and book chapters, and his research has been instrumental in the development of clinical practice guidelines for knee, shoulder and forearm injuries.