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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 2024-2029 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.

Our Values | o mātau uara

Our Values are interwoven, connected and provide a cohesive vision that defines the Physiotherapy Board and the work undertaken. 


Means supporting and valuing relationships maintaining dignity and showing respect 

  • We connect with and value all people to provide protection
  • People and public safety are at the heart of what we do


Means listening with intent to truly understand showing respect in how the Board operates 

  • Our decision making is informed by seeking and valuing feedback 
  • We do this whilst acknowledging maintaining and protecting mana of all 

Mana ōrite 

Means showing respect and considering different viewpoints to be fair, equitable in all manners of engagement and responses 

  • We have fair processes and value and protect the mana of all 


Means we seek clear understanding to clarify, be transparent and accountable in what and how we do our mahi 

  • We enable trust through natural justice and by being open and accountable. 


The Strategic Direction document can be viewed here.