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Further information on the rising numbers of complaints and notifications

An important part of Physiotherapy Board’s role is receiving and processing complaints. We are 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. 


Physiotherapy and the Christchurch earthquakes

Disasters can happen anywhere in the world at any time. Traditionally physiotherapists have travelled overseas to provide support in the post-disaster phase – in this situation the acute event has passed, and responding physiotherapists can be confident that their home and family are safe and stable to return to.


Updated Recertification Guidelines

You can access the new Recertification Guidelines document on the link below.

These guidelines have been superseded by the guidelines here.


In light of recent events and the decision of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and Physiotherapy New Zealand have released a joint statement.


We need your ideas for our next Strategic Plan

The Physiotherapy Board’s Strategic Plan is our guiding document for improving our regulation of the profession. We update it every couple of years – and our most recent Strategic Plan included (among other things):


World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2016

From Janice Mueller, Chairperson of the Physiotherapy Board

This biennial conference was again held in Geneva, Switzerland over 2 days in May. There were 259 participants from 47 countries. (more…)

New undergraduate research scholarship

The Physiotherapy Board is pleased to announce the creation of an annual research scholarship. The scholarship has a maximum value of $5,000 plus GST, and will be awarded to an undergraduate physiotherapy student who has successfully completed their third year of study.


Call for new Health Committee members

The Physiotherapy Board is calling for Expressions of Interest in joining its Health Committee. There are currently two vacancies, one for a lay member, and one for a Registered Physiotherapist.


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