What we do

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What we do

Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) is the national membership organisation for physiotherapists and physiotherapy students, providing over 4,000 members with advocacy, education, information and services.

With a network of 12 Special Interest Groups and 11 regional Branches that offer expert information and professional development to New Zealand physiotherapists, we've been an active membership organisation since 1950 and are founding members of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT).

Alongside our Maori partnership group Tae Ora Tinana, PNZ's aim is to improve the health of all New Zealanders including whanau, hapu and iwi.

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.


PNZ offers members access to a range of services including insurance, professional advice, marketing resources, online learning, job vacancies and advertising opportunities.

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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