David Baxter

University of Otago, New Zealand


David Baxter works as the Dean and Professor of the School of Physiotherapy at University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and a Visiting Professor at the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute at the University of Ulster (UK). Professor Baxter received his B.S. degree (honours) in physical therapy in 1987, a D.Phil. degree in 1991 at the University of Ulster, and an M.B.A. in 2006 at the University of London, London, UK. His doctoral research focused on the pain relieving effects of laser therapy, and he has been recognised as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, the International Academy of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. He is also an Honorary Life Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Professor Baxter has published over 150 peer-reviewed research papers in journals such as Manual Therapy, Spine, Pain, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, and Physical Therapy. He has published or contributed to various textbooks and chapters including Therapeutic Lasers: Theory and Practice, and DeLisa’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 5th edition. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Physical Therapy Reviews, and a Member of the Editorial Boards of a number of other international peer-reviewed journals (including Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies (FACT), Laser Therapy, New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, Advances in Physiotherapy, and E-CAM). Professor Baxter has presented multiple platform or poster presentations and educational workshops at national and international meetings. He remains actively involved in research concerning the management of pain, principally low back pain, and the biological and clinical effects of electrophysical agents.

Biography Updated on 6 January 2013

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