Churchyard Physiotherapy are looking for two awesome Physios to join our team in Palmerston North. Move to the Manawatu and gain a great lifestyle!

At our locally owned and operated clinic we pride ourselves on achieving positive outcomes for our clients. Our diverse client base will keep you interested and challenged, treating all age groups and activity levels. Our CBD practice is a brand new purpose built facility and our Massey University site is adjacent to the Sport and Recreation Centre Gym. We are strongly manual therapy and exercise prescription focused in our rehabilitation approach.

We offer 30 and 45 minute initial consultations and 30 minute follow-ups so you have time to provide a high quality service.

We will provide a competitive salary package that includes payment of APC, and assistance towards CPD and post-graduate course funding. Our team of 5 physiotherapists has a wealth of clinical experience, with professional development, and access to second opinions being actively encouraged. We run scheduled fortnightly inservice sessions with a combination of in clinic presenters and outside speakers.

Whether you are new to our profession or more experienced we have great opportunities for you to develop your career in a supportive environment.

Immediate start available but we are willing to wait for the right person for our team.  We will pay a sign on bonus of $2000, or if coming from overseas – assistance with MIQ or travel costs (t&c’s apply)

Why move to the Manawatu? Check out this video!

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So if you are:

Passionate about developing your skills in Musculoskeletal and Sports therapy
A great communicator
An organised and professional therapist
And Registered with the NZ Physiotherapy Board
Apply today to fiona@churchyardphysio.co.nz [link removed]

All correspondence will be treated confidentially

We are keen to fill this position as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so don’t delay!

Position Requirements:
NZ Work Visa
Annual Practicing Certificate

About Churchyard Physiotherapy

Churchyard Physiotherapy was established in 2001 and in October 2020 relocated to the current premises that have been purpose built for us.

The clinic is located in the CBD of Palmerston North at 193 Broadway Avenue.  In addition to this main practice we also have Churchyard Physiotherapy on Campus  which is situated on Massey University Campus  in the Sport and Recreation Centre.

Churchyard Physiotherapy employs upto 7 Physiotherapists.  The principle, Fiona O’Connor is an experienced Musculoskeletal and Sports Therapist, and is currently the only HPSNZ accredited Physiotherapist in the region.  She was one of the BlackSticks Women Team Physiotherapists travelling extensively with the team from 2005 - 2019.  Kathryn Mitchell is the Senior Physiotherapist also with extensive Musculoskeletal and Sports experience, mainly in netball and rugby and has a special interest in Shoulder Rehabilitation.  We have three therapists with post graduate qualifications in manual therapy, 2 with post graduate qualifications in acupuncture and one who is a certified Pinc and Steel Cancer Rehabilitation provider.


  • 30 and 45 minute assessment
  • 30 minute follow-ups
  • 45 minute follow-ups for complex or multiple injuries, or for reassessment/reviews
  • Second opinions are encouraged with senior staff and where possible double appointments.
  • Allocated admin time each day


  • Fortnightly for one hour

Administrative Support

  • Computerised Patient Management System – Gensolve
  • Fully staffed reception


  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy to a wide range of ages and condition and post op rehab for most orthopaedic procedures
  • Fiona is a certified BradCliff Practitioner, utilising these techniques for clients with breathing pattern disorders, and for sports performance.
  • Dry needling, acupuncture, Pinc and Steel Cancer Rehab