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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.

New grad online registration.

Online registration for new graduates

Registration and Recertification Officer, Devon, talks about updates to the dashboard and what it means for new physiotherapy graduates looking to register.

Posted by Physiotherapy Board on Tuesday, 26 November 2019


December newsletter

Our December newsletter has been emailed to all Registered Physiotherapists.

You can access it online by clicking here.

Two new Standards

The Board has signed off on two new standards – Adverse event reporting, and Physiotherapists giving advice about medication:

These join our other standards in setting a minimum requirements for conduct and competence for the profession.

The decision document implementing these standards is here.

October newsletter

Our October newsletter has been emailed to all Registered Physiotherapists.

You can access it online by clicking here.

HPDT Finding – Peter Chum

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has published its decision following a hearing held at Christchurch in July 2019, and concerning a charge laid by the Director of Proceedings against Mr Peter William Chum, then a physiotherapist practising in Christchurch.


Fellowship award – Dave Baxter

The Board and Secretariat staff wish to warmly congratulate our Deputy Chairperson Professor David Baxter on being awarded the Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, based upon contributions to research in the profession.

Leader 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.

Posted by Physiotherapy Board on Saturday, 1 June 2019


HPDT Finding – Michael Evans

On 04 – 05 June 2019 the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (HPDT) considered a charge laid by the Professional Conduct Committee against Mr Michael Evans physiotherapist of Gisborne (the physiotherapist).


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