The Physiotherapy Board's vision is Fostering Excellence in Physiotherapy.

The Physiotherapy Board (the Board) is the regulatory authority for Physiotherapists, established under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act).  The principal purpose of the Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practise their professions.

Congratulations to Dr Ben Darlow

We would like to congratulate Dr Benjamin Darlow who has today been granted registration under the scope Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal); 16 October 2015

Ben completed his physiotherapy degree at the University of Otago in 1998, and his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at Curtin University in Perth, Australia in 2003. Ben completed his doctorate in 2014 which focused on the assessment and management of back pain.

Ben divides his time between research and teaching at the University of Otago’s medical school in Wellington, and clinical practice at Wellington Sports Medicine. Key focuses of his research are back pain and enhancing collaboration between health professionals. Ben has presented his research at conferences in New Zealand, Australia, France, and Switzerland. He has published research papers about back pain, shoulder rehabilitation, and teaching health professionals to work together.

Ben is also a member of the PNZ Professional Development Committee.