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ACC Update – April 1

Kia ora,

As we head into week two under Alert Level 4, I want to acknowledge the pressure our frontline providers are under. These are extraordinary circumstances and we are conscious of the stresses the COVID-19 response is placing on physical and staffing resources, and workers themselves. Urgent Care Clinics are among those heavily impacted, and we are encouraging managers to reach out to us for support in meeting contractual requirements. (more…)

MOH request – expressions of interest for COVID-19 response

The Ministry of Health is moving to increase the capacity of the health workforce to deliver essential health services.

We are seeking expressions of interest from health and care profession (more…)

COVID-19 Update – 26 March, 2020

Supporting the COVID-19 response

Firstly, thank you to the hundreds of physiotherapists who registered with us to assist with the Government’s COVID-19 response. It is immensely heartening to know we work with professionals willing to step up in such hard times. (more…)

Telehealth resources

Important Telehealth Information

Tēnā koe,

Thank you all for the calls and emails about the COVID-19 Alert level 4 and what this means for you as a physiotherapist and your provision of physiotherapy services.

The environment is ever-changing in Aotearoa New Zealand so keep checking the websites of the Physiotherapy Board, MOH and PNZ for updated information.

The following is a guide that will assist you to ascertain whether you can provide physiotherapy services and some considerations to help you mitigate risk.



COVID-19 Update – 25 March, 2020

Rest Homes/ Aged Care Facilities – Guidance for Physiotherapists

We are receiving a number of questions regarding

  • physiotherapists providing services to rest homes and aged residential care facilities; and
  • Responsibilities of physiotherapists supervising physiotherapy assistants.


COVID-19 Update – 24 March, 2020

We hope everyone is doing OK and taking care of yourself and your whānau as we quickly work through the implications of the recent announcements.


COVID-19 UPDATE – 23 March, 2020

The Physiotherapy Board (the Board) and Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) are working together to address issues in the profession created by COVID-19.


February newsletter

Our February newsletter has been emailed to all registered physiotherapists.

You can access it online by clicking here.

Chair and deputy chair elected

The Physiotherapy Board wish to advise that at its February Board meeting, appointments for Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson were made as follows:

  • Janice Mueller, Chairperson; and
  • David Baxter, Deputy Chairperson

Complaint cost analysis

We regularly field questions from practitioners about the cost of complaints and the disciplinary levy so we thought we’d put a brief together that shows the what, why and how about complaints over the last few years. You can read the full document here.

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