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A high performance advantage

The newest physiotherapist to achieve specialist status, Jacinta Horan, has a wealth of experience in her specialty of Sports Physiotherapy. (more…)

Meet our new professional advisors

The Board is very pleased to announce that we have recruited Damon Newrick and Maarama Davis as our two new Professional Advisors. Damon and Maarama will share the role previously filled by Cheryl Hefford and will be joining our other Professional Advisor Jon Warren. We were very fortunate to be able to choose them from a range of exceptional applicants.


Specialist consultation results and next steps

In March/April 2019, we surveyed the profession to see how many would be interested in becoming a Physiotherapy Specialist and why. We were particularly interested in what barriers practitioners were facing.


High Court finding – Jeremy Spence

The High Court has released its decisions in the matter of Physiotherapist Jeremy Nathan Spence.

Mr Spence was found guilty of professional misconduct, censured, and required to pay costs of $2500.

Leaders in Physiotherapy – Professor David Baxter

We talk to the Board’s new Deputy Chair Dave Baxter about physiotherapy’s past, present and future, as well as some of the vital work he has done in the profession.

Leader in Physiotherapy – Dr David Baxter

We talk to the Board's new Deputy Chair Dave Baxter about physiotherapy's past, present and future, as well as some of the vital work he has done in the profession.

Posted by Physiotherapy Board on Saturday, 1 June 2019

Māori leadership scholarship applications

​Applications are now closed for the 2019 Physiotherapy scholarships with the Māori clinical leadership programme Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō.

The eight-day clinical leadership training programme consists of four two-day wānanga spread over a four-month period with programme sessions designed to stimulate learning, discussion, debate and action.

HPDT finding – David Nonoa

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has released its decision following a hearing in Auckland on March 11, 2019 concerning a charge laid by a Professional Conduct Committee appointed by the Physiotherapy Board against David Nonoa, a physiotherapist.


April newsletter

Our April newsletter has been emailed to all Registered Physiotherapists.

You can access it online by clicking here.

Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō – building Māori leadership in physiotherapy

Last year, 2018, marked the first year the Physiotherapy Board has offered scholarships to the Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō Māori leadership programme. The aim is to build Māori leadership in Physiotherapy to help reduce the significant gap between health outcomes for Māori and non-Māori.


Welcome translations

The Board has worked with Physiotherapy New Zealand to create translated welcome signs and consent forms for you to use if you are treating patients who have been victims of the mosque shootings. The following resources are available:


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