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New Specialist – Daniel Harvey

Daniel Harvey (or Harvey as he is known to his patients) is the principal physiotherapist and director of Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy in Auckland.

Harvey has developed expertise in the assessment and management of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions and works closely with his multidisciplinary team to help patients achieve their goals and overcome their conditions.

The diagnosis of shoulder pain in the primary care setting was the subject for his Master’s thesis and he is currently completing his PhD at AUT University. Harvey is researching the effects of process variables on patient outcomes in musculoskeletal care pathways under the supervision of Dr Steve White, Dr Duncan Reid and Dr Chad Cook.

He is the former President of the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Association, a current Councillor on the New Zealand Pain Society Council and an executive committee member of the Occupational Health Physiotherapy Group. He has published research locally and in overseas journals and has presented previously at the PNZ and NZMPA conferences.

Harvey is 42, married to Tash and has four beautiful daughters and is a keen supporter of their Irish dancing and surfing. He is a proud Westie, who has lived in West Auckland for over 35 years and attended local schools. Outside of work he is an active surf lifeguard and life member of Bethells Beach Surf Lifesaving Patrol and enjoys running, cycling and water sports. He is excited to become a registered physiotherapy specialist (musculoskeletal) and looks forward to improving the trajectory and management of patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions.