Brief histories from Tae Ora Tinana, the Māori partner of Physiotherapy New Zealand, and PNZ branches and special interest groups.
The New Zealand Manipulative Therapists Association (NZMTA) - later in 1997 replaced by the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA) - has a proud history spanning almost 50 years. Read more
The New Zealand Private Physiotherapists Association has played an important role in New Zealand physiotherapy. Read more
Tracing the history of the special interest group for the older person has been an interesting undertaking and the importance of keeping records of annual reports and newsletters has become very clear. Read more
New Zealand physiotherapists are recorded as having practiced acupuncture as early as 1972, when a member of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists (NZSP) laid a complaint about another physiotherapist, Ray Young, for practicing acupuncture (Rapson et al, 1997; Scrymgeour, 2000). Read more