What we do

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What we do

Physiotherapy New Zealand is the national membership organisation for physiotherapists and physiotherapy students. Every year we provide over 3,000 members with advocacy, education, information and services.

We have a vital network of 13 special interest groups and 11 regional branches that provide specialised information and professional development to members.

As an organisation our aim is to improve the health of all New Zealanders including whānau, hapu and iwi and our Maori partnership group Tae Ora Tinana, works alongside us to achieve this aim.

We have been an active membership organisation since 1950 and are also founding members of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT).

The PNZ Rules are here on the member website.


As the united voice we lobby for physiotherapists interests and for quality physiotherapy services in New Zealand. This includes work with government, health and community sector stakeholders to promote physiotherapy national and internationally.


We provide access to the latest knowledge base including comprehensive research and a biannual national conference. Our branches and Special Interest Groups provide excellent continuing professional development (CPD) and membership to the College of Physiotherapy is also available.


Our publications range from our monthly magazine Physio Matters and the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy to position statements and free marketing materials for members.


We provide members with a range of efficient services to enhance their profession, including professional indemnity insurance, marketing advice and resources, access to online learning, job vacancies, advertising opportunities, a members only area of our website and more.

Our branches

We have 11 branches throughout New Zealand that allow our members to attend seminars, network with local colleagues and participate in continuing professional development.

Special Interest Groups

A network of 13 Special Interest Groups offers member a chance to focus on their specific area of interest and gain additional information, education and networking.

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