Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) is the national membership organisation for physiotherapists and physiotherapy students, providing over 4,000 members with advocacy, education, information and services. The aim of Physiotherapy New Zealand is to improve the health of all New Zealanders including whānau, hapu and iwi.
We've been an active membership organisation since 1950 and are founding members of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).
Physiotherapy New Zealand comprises of:
The PNZ Executive is our governing body which plans strategically for the future direction of Physiotherapy New Zealand.
As well as PNZ Executive and Tae Ora Tinana, the standing committees perform very important work for Physiotherapy New Zealand.
Tae Ora Tinana is the Māori partner of Physiotherapy New Zealand, and represents Māori physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants.
We have 11 branches throughout New Zealand that allow our members to attend seminars, network with local colleagues and participate in continuing professional development. Members are able to join their local branch at no cost.
A network of 12 Special Interest Groups offers member a chance to focus on their specific area of interest and gain additional information, education and networking.
Physiotherapy New Zealand works in the following ways:
As the united voice we lobby for physiotherapists interests and for quality physiotherapy services in New Zealand. This includes work with government, health and community sector stakeholders to promote physiotherapy national and internationally. Read more about our advocacy work.
We provide access to the latest knowledge base including comprehensive research and a biannual national conference. Our branches and Special Interest Groups provide excellent continuing professional development (CPD) and membership to the College of Physiotherapy is also available.
PNZ offers members access to a range of services including insurance, professional advice, marketing resources, online learning, job vacancies and advertising opportunities.
Our strategy is based on the four foundations of quality, value, voice and knowledge.
Refer to the current PNZ Rules here - voted for by PNZ members and commenced following the 2018 PNZ AGM on September 14.