Dr Tracey Pons

PhD

Tracey PonsTracey works in her own private physiotherapy practice in Kaiapoi, North Canterbury and was registered as a Physiotherapy Pain Specialist in 2016. She has been involved with part time post graduate study since 2003 and was the first allied health professional to be awarded the top academic achiever for the University of Otago Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences endorsed in Musculoskeletal Management in 2008. She was awarded a Master of Health Sciences, with distinction, in 2012. In 2016 she was awarded runner up for the New Zealand Pain Society Broadfoot award with her research in pain. In May 2019 she graduated with her PhD from the University of Otago where she undertook a longitudinal study looking at Physiotherapy outcomes for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome across the South Island.

Tracey has a passionate commitment to understanding persistent pain for all age groups; encouraging the collaboration between physiotherapists towards the management of pain; and believes that the privilege of working in clinical practice with ongoing post graduate study and research fosters rewarding care. She has a full police clearance certificate to work with children since persistent pain can also affect children and adolescents.

Tracey has presented at many local and international conferences about her research in persistent pain; has seven international journal publications and one, currently, under review.

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