The story of A UK physiotherapist in Auckland NZ
John is an experienced physiotherapist, graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK in 1999, and is working as a physiotherapist in Auckland, New Zealand and would like to share his story with you. What does it take to be a physiotherapist in NZ? At the end of the story, he shares some great tips on how to identify a tennis elbow.
Let’s start with the official part
Did you know that the physiotherapy competencies (“thresholds”) are beautifully explained in their documents? The key competencies are not only
The Story of John
My name is John and I own a physio clinic in Auckland, I am English and trained in the UK but am married to a New Zealander and saw bigger opportunities in physio in New Zealand. In
The Physiotherapy system in NZ
This system means that most physios in New Zealand work in the private sector and as such find it difficult to take students. Given this, I am grateful to have studied and been a student in the UK where the public sector allowed a lot of variety in student placements and help for junior staff.
To be a physiotherapist in NZ
If you wish to move to New Zealand to practice physio you need to register your undergraduate syllabus and get that approved. This may require extra training if anything wasn’t talked