Dusty is one of a small group of Physiotherapists that have achieved the status of Physiotherapy Specialist. In order to get the title Dusty has shown a high level of clinical expertise, leadership and ability to disseminate research.
Dusty’s role allows him to work with his Medical Specialists, General Practitioners and Physiotherapy colleagues offering a review of patient management. The ACC - funded scheme is unique to New Zealand and in a majority of cases the patient returns to their treating health provider, who works alongside the Specialist Physiotherapist.
The scheme can assist ACC claimants by: