Physiotherapist Job Vacancies in New Zealand

Rotating or Permanent Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist required, Full time, New Zealand.

Are you ready for a change in lifestyle to beautiful rural New Zealand?
If you enjoy being involved in smaller communities, like variety in your work load and love adventure, this may be the opportunity that you have been looking for.

Physio Direct is a growing rural private practice that is currently seeking enthusiastic Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists to join their team in either permanent or 6 month rotating positions between our 8 clinics. This creates a great opportunity for you to live in multiple locations, working with the same systems and colleagues, but offering a change in area to maximise exploring this great country. These positions provide an opportunity to blend an active outdoors lifestyle with a satisfying work life were you get to see the difference your input makes to people’s lives.

Experience in private practice with a background in manual therapy and exercise programs is required along with the ability to work independently. All positions include musculoskeletal clinical work and also have a variety of return to work contracts which includes work site assessments and gym based strengthening programs in the sounding areas, all in a 4 day working week with excellent remuneration offered.

The Applicant must have a current full drivers license. A car is provided for full use, along with a phone, computer and relocation allowance for international staff. The accommodation is shared with another physio and is located in one of the two towns that the physios service.


We currently have 10 clinics available in this rotating system at present. Find out more about the Physio Direct clinics on our Locations Page.

Job Description:

Experience in private practice and the ability to work independently is essential for this role. Find out more about the Physio Direct vacancies on our Job Description Page.

Frequently Asked Questions about working in New Zealand:

Before you can work in New Zealand as a physiotherapist you will need to register with the New Zealand Physio Board and apply for the correct Visa. Find out more information about working as a physio in New Zealand on our FAQ Page.

How to Apply:

If you would love to work as a rotating physio in New Zealand for Physio Direct,  please send a cover letter and your C.V to Kerri Lochead  at