Dusty Quinn has worked in Dunedin for over 25 years. Dusty continues to be a director of Back in Motion. Dusty is known nationally in Physiotherapy as a previous vice-president of Physiotherapy New Zealand and the past President of The New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy. Dusty also works with the New Zealand Board of Physiotherapy on professional conduct.

Dusty has been involved in local sport as a physiotherapist to University rugby, Otago Rugby, Highlanders Rugby, New Zealand Universities Rugby and Southern United football. After coaching football for 10 year he is the chair of the Roslyn Wakari AFC Alumni group. A keen kayaker and tramper Dusty enjoys adventures around New Zealand and describes himself as the “worst fisherman in the world”.



After completing his undergraduate degree in Belfast in 1988 Dusty worked in Manchester for 2 years before setting off with his wife Bronagh (another physiotherapist) to travel and they ended up in New Zealand. Dusty completed a Masters Degree in 1997 from the University of Otago, before going into business at Back In Motion.

Dusty’s clinical expertise and leadership was recognised in 2018 when he achieved Specialist status in New Zealand. Dusty is one of 10 clinicians who have achieved this status. NZ is the first country in the world to allow the Registration Board to allow physiotherapist to obtain this title. Dusty achieved this status through his post-graduate teaching experience, leadership positions and sports physiotherapy experience. In recent times he has worked with the School of Physiotherapy to investigate the role of the cervical spine in concussion. This has allowed him to work alongside some great researchers in Dunedin.


Professional qualifications

July 2017

Awarded Specialist Physiotherapy status

June 2001

Advanced Practitioner NZ College of Physiotherapy

October 2000

Post Graduate Certificate in Acupuncture.
Physiotherapy Acupuncture  Association of New Zealand

August 1995 - November 1997

Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

March 1994 - November 1994

Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

October 1984 - June 1988

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland


Professional memberships

Physiotherapy New Zealand

Sports and Orthopaedic Group (PNZ)

New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Association

NZ Pain Society

Occupational Health Group (PNZ)

171 Eglinton Road, Mornington, Dunedin 9011