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Professional challenges in private physiotherapy practice

Lauren Finestone

A study suggests that competition overrides communication and collaboration in private physio practice and compromises patient care.

Good healthcare — including physiotherapy — isn't just about treating symptoms. It's about effective communication, collaboration and ensuring the right match between patients and practitioners.  In places like Aotearoa New Zealand, community-based primary care physiotherapy mostly happens in private clinics that focus on musculoskeletal health. These clinics operate on a pay-for-service basis, often influenced by funding from t...

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