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Branches and Special Interest Groups

Brief histories from Tae Ora Tinana, the Māori partner of Physiotherapy New Zealand, and PNZ branches and special interest groups.


  • Canterbury Branch History

    The beginnings of the Canterbury Association (now Branch), remain shrouded in mystery as no account of that can be found although Canterbury is in the original constitution so therefore in existence by 1923. Read more

  • Cardio-Respiratory Special Interest Group

    The Cardio-Respiratory group boasts an extremely active membership and a passionate committee dedicated to advancing cardiothoracic physiotherapy. Read more

  • Hawkes Bay Branch History

    Prior to 1981 Hawkes Bay and Poverty Bay NSZP members were part of the Wellington branch. Read more

  • Hītori - Tae Ora Tinana

    In 1997, the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists (NZSP) sent out a request for members who were Māori, of Māori descent or had experience and interest in working for Māori, to form a committee to assist the NZSP in writing a Bicultural Policy Read more

  • New Zealand Association of Hand Therapists (NZAHT)

    The NZAHT was born in 1984 following a Hand Therapy Seminar in Christchurch attended by Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists interested in upper limb injury and disease. Read more

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