PAANZ Membership

Members of PAANZ are physiotherapists with an interest in acupuncture. To join PAANZ applicants must be a member of  Physiotherapy New Zealand.

For a PAANZ member to attend any of the PAANZ Post Basic training they must have completed either...

Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist

Physiotherapists who have obtained a minimum of 150 hours of PAANZ approved acupuncture training and have passed a written assessment and a practical acupuncture safety assessment are eligible to become a Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist.

All Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturists are then required to maintain a minimum of 40 points over a three year period through continuing education and professional development. These points can be gained by attending Peer Review sessions, National Case History Days and any other PAANZ approved Courses. In addition, points are allocated for reading, viewing acupuncture texts and DVD’s. This Register is maintained by PAANZ and enables Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturists together with PAANZ, the Physiotherapy Board of NZ and the NZ College of Physiotherapy to ensure that high standards of practice are being maintained.

Benefits of PAANZ Membership

 

To join PAANZ - please click here to be transferred to the PNZ Special Interest Group directory

 

Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist members also receive the following, in addition to the above benefits:

Why choose a Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist?

Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturists work in close conjunction with GP's, Specialists and other health care professionals. Those physiotherapists who are registered have obtained a minimum of 150 hours of PAANZ approved acupuncture training.

PAANZ Registered Physiotherapists must have completed either:

Qualifying Acupuncture training for initial registration must be updated with a minimum of at least 14 education hours being obtained in the twelve months prior to application for registration. All Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturists are then required to maintain points of 40 continuing education and professional development every three years. This Register is maintained by PAANZ and enables Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturists together with PAANZ, the Physiotherapy Board of NZ and the NZ College of Physiotherapy to ensure that high standards of practice are being maintained.

All NZ Registered Physiotherapists are bound by a strict professional and ethical code and are required (in accordance with the Health Practitioners Competency Act 2003) to keep up with a stated minimum number of Continuing Professional Development hours per year  in order to hold an Annual Practicing Certificate.

You are therefore assured of safe and effective treatment with a PAANZ Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist.

PAANZ Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturists are in a unique position to combine Acupuncture with other treatment methods such as those below, thus helping to restore the body balance itself and alleviating some conditions, not just relieving the symptoms:

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