Dr Angela Cadogan

Bookings are by referral only, phone 03 366 0660 for more information

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Angela's Specialist Physiotherapy Services

Dr Angela Cadogan (PhD) is a Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal) with a sub-speciality in shoulder conditions. Angela has a PhD in the diagnosis of shoulder pain, and her caseload consists exclusively of shoulder conditions. She provides the following services on referral from a health practitioner:

  • Diagnosis of shoulder conditions including referral for imaging as required
  • Referral to other health practitioners or medical specialists as required
  • Second opinions on diagnosis or management for other physiotherapists or medical professionals
  • Specialist rehabilitation for specific, complex shoulder conditions

Dr Angela Cadogan provides Specialist Physiotherapy services on referral-only from a health practitioner. Your GP, physiotherapist, medical specialist, or other registered healthcare provider can send us a referral. 

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Meet Angela​​​

Dr Angela Cadogan - Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal)
NZRPS, Ph.D, M. Sports Physio, Dip. MT

Angela is a registered Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal) based in Christchurch, New Zealand who specialises in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic shoulder conditions in people of all ages.

Angela has worked in private practice for 30 years and has worked with a number of high level sports teams.  In 2012 she completed her PhD in the Diagnosis of Shoulder Pain in Primary Care, and this is now her main area of clinical practice. Angela has a number of published papers and teaches online, and in-person courses on the diagnosis and management of shoulder pain. 

Angela runs the Non-Surgical Shoulder Service through Burwood Hospital Orthopaedic Outpatients Department. She runs Southern Musculoskeletal Seminars, providing structured online education in shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions for NZ physiotherapists and medical practitioners. 

Angela is an Independent Advisor for the Health and Disability Commission, is the ex-President and Education Committee member for Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand, and is a former Board Member for the NZ College of Physiotherapy.   

What to Expect From Your Consultation

Initial Consultation: 

  • You will be sent a pre-appointment online questionnaire to complete (takes approx 15 mins)
  • On arrival at the clinic you will complete a consent form and pain drawing.
  • Your initial consultation will be 1 hour in duration.
  • Your referrer, GP and ACC/insurer will be sent a full report after the consultation. 

Your Specialist Physiotherapist will listen to your history and ask you about previous treatment, your symptoms, and your expectations for recovery. They will then examine the area and perform a series of tests that may include movement and strength testing. It is advisable to wear clothing that will enable them to see and test the area of concern.

​After examining you, the Specialist Physiotherapist will discuss their findings and your treatment options with you. You will have the opportunity to talk to them about any specific concerns you may have. ​

Occasionally further imaging investigations or tests may be needed to help to determine the best management for your condition. 

Specialist Physiotherapists don't provide ongoing, routine rehabilitation services. If ongoing physiotherapy treatment or rehabilitation is required the Specialist Physiotherapist may either refer you back to your physiotherapist if you already have one, or may link you with a physiotherapist with expertise in managing shoulder conditions to continue your rehabilitation. 

Your ACC Claim
If you have an accepted ACC claim your Specialist Physiotherapy appointment may be fully funded. We will advise you of this at the time of booking. 

More information available here: https://www.advancephysiotherapy.co.nz/

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