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Strategic Plan

The Physiotherapy Board (the Board) is the regulatory body for Physiotherapists, established under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act).

The 2021-2025 Strategic Plan is available here.

Strategic Principles

The principal purpose of this 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. The Physiotherapy Board acknowledges Māori as tāngata whenua of Aotearoa; it honours the principles of partnership, protection, and participation as an affirmation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. In all its capacities and functions the Board seeks to protect the health and safety of Māori and Tauiwi equitably.


Fostering Excellence in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists actively making a difference


The Physiotherapy Board is the statutory body which sets standards, monitors and promotes competence, continuing professional development and proper conduct for the practice of physiotherapy in the interests of public health and safety.


The Board will be:
Kaitiaki: Custodial
We take our responsibilities seriously and are protective of these.

Kōrerorero: Engaging
We will engage with our stakeholders as we value their input.

Takatū: Adaptable
We acknowledge that we need to plan and adapt to meet future needs.

Whakamārama: Accountable
We are proud of what we do and take a quality assurance approach to how we do it.

The Strategic Direction document can be viewed here.