Improving Find a Physio

Find a Physio is PNZ’s online tool connecting the public with members. Following this year’s website update and launch of the Don’t say oh! Say Physio! marketing campaign, Find a Physio has become increasingly important.

However the public can currently only search Find a Physio by physiotherapy practice, while members join PNZ as individuals. To improve how Find a Physio works, listings will be linked directly to PNZ’s individual member database while still allowing practices to be listed.


Linking Find a Physio with PNZ membership

The improved interface will be similar to the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s choose.physio directory, displaying search results at a practice level as well as identifying individual physios. Benefits of this include:

  • The public can more easily find current PNZ members. And only current members will be listed.
  • Members will be in control of their own profile, including the ability to remove (and add) themselves from Find a Physio through the PNZ website.
  • Practices will still have Find a Physio listings. If at least one current member identifies a practice as their workplace a listing can be created for that practice, which the business manager can update (similar to how they do now).

Updating your Find a Physio profile

Improving Find a Physio will require members to ensure their profiles are up to date including where they work. Members will be able to do this at any time through the MyPNZ section of pnz.org.nz and be reminded to do so at the time of membership renewals.

You can choose not to be included on Find a Physio. Members who want to be listed will be asked to add optional information, such as work hours and a profile description, so that you’re searchable by the public. Instructions on how to do this will be made available before the updated Find a Physio is launched.


Next steps

PNZ Office is currently working with our web designers and developers to implement the change. This is the same team that helped update the PNZ website earlier this year. Find a Physio improvements are scheduled to be complete by early April 2020. We’ll ensure members know how to update their profiles leading up to April and remind you to keep your profile current.


Page updated November 2019