Special Interest Groups (SIG)
Twelve Special Interest Groups (SIG) supply resources and education to PNZ members who specialise in particular area of expertise or practice. The SIGs also feed information to the rest of the profession who need to improve understanding of these areas. Members pay an additional subscription fee to belong to a SIG. You can join a SIG at any time during the year.
Purchase SIG Memberships
Membership to all SIG (except for NZMPA and NZAHT) can be purchased through the website. Please visit the subscriptions page to purchase a SIG.
You can view your current SIG subscriptions on your Dashboard.
We are a Special Interest Group of Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ), and represent cardiorespiratory interests among the physiotherapy profession. Please click here for further information on benefits of membership.
The District Health Board Leaders group are Physiotherapy Advisors, Leaders and Managers from District Health Board (DHB) physiotherapy services in New Zealand.
The DHB Leaders SIG membership process can be found here.
Physiotherapy in Mental Health SIG aims to promote physiotherapy in mental health, professional development, offer peer review, case discussion and provide representation at international events. Further information on membership.
New Zealand Association of Hand Therapists (NZAHT)
Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper extremity. For further information or to join NZAHT, visit their website.
New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA)
The NZMPA is a special interest group of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists. Its role is to provide post-graduate education and standard setting in manipulative physiotherapy. For further information or to join NZMPA visit their website.
The Neurology group is a dynamic and pro-active special interest group concerned with all aspects of physiotherapy related to the needs of neurologically impaired adults and their relatives and carers. For information on NSIG.
Occupational health physiotherapists provide assessment and rehabilitation to assist the injured worker back to their job or to enable them to remain at work.
As people age, maintaining movement and independence can become increasingly difficult.
The Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand (PAANZ)
We promote a high standard of acupuncture by physiotherapists. This is achieved through our post-basic education programme and national conferences held jointly with the Medical Acupuncture Association of New Zealand (MASNZ). For further information, visit their website.
PSIG supports paediatric physiotherapists in New Zealand by providing professional development opportunities, advocating for paediatrics as a specialty within the profession and assisting other physiotherapists with an interest in paediatrics. Further information on benefits of paediatric SIG membership.
Pelvic, Women's and Men's Health (PWMH)
The PWMH SIG aims to be the leading educational and professional development provider for Pelvic, Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapists within New Zealand. Further information on benefits of PWMH SIG membership.
Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand (SPNZ)
SPNZ promotes safe participation in physical activity, exercise, recreation and sport for participants of all ages and abilities for the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and for optimal sporting performance. For more information visit their website.