• Positions available:


    Physiosteps is in demand and we are looking for our next great physio! If you are looking for a supportive role with room to grow as well as a varied caseload in a brilliant location in the heart of the South Island, see further information below:


    Physiotherapists, all levels of experience welcome

    An ideal opportunity has come up for a qualified physio to work in modern, up-to-date practice in the heart of the Canterbury Plains.

    If you are looking for a change and to move to a position that comes with a great lifestyle, you are looking in the right place.


    Here’s the rundown:


    • Work in a successful, accredited and expanding private practice in Mid-Canterbury with a close-knit team
    • An above industry standard salary and bonus’
    • Comprehensive in-service, mentoring and professional development package
    • Negotiable hours and no weekend work
    • Full time receptionists
    • Opportunity to advance your career, with long-term pathways to leadership, management, ownership or being a brilliant clinician
    • A varied musculoskeletal caseload with a focus on best practice treatment, exercise prescription and taking patients back to their best, as well as running assessments and performance enhancement
    • Large treatment rooms, large rehab gym and electronic practice management software
    • A structured induction
    • And last, but not least, if you love the outdoors, this is the perfect spot for you with ski fields, lakes, rivers, mountains and the sea within an hour’s drive

    Job description:

    • Full-time, permanent position of ideally 40hours per week, fixed.
    • Base wage ranges from $29.80 to 40 per hour depending on experience
    • CPD funding: $1000
    • PNZ society membership paid for as well as uniform
    • Full induction over 12 weeks as well as regular mentoring with a senior Physiotherapist

    Key tasks:

    • Liaise with referrers
    • ACC rehab contract management
    • To improve knowledge of musculoskeletal condition
    • Assessment and Treatment
    • Maintaining and reviewing equipment
    • Professional Conduct
    • Privacy
    • Referrals to other health providers and funders
    • Effective communication
    • The efficiency of practice operations
    • Health and Safety

    Minimum requirements

    • Have a Bachelors degree or higher in Physiotherapy
    • A Physiotherapy Board of NZ Annual Practicing Certificate
    • Be an NZ resident, have or are willing to attain a valid visa
    • All levels of experience welcome to apply

    The above job description will be provided in full detail on request and to successful applicants.


    Take up this great opportunity for a great work-life balance. Full-time position ideally but hours and start times are negotiable.

    Send your CV and cover letter and any questions to Shaun at sclark@physiosteps.co.nz


    Overseas based Physiotherapists

    This role is open to overseas physios as well and we can help out with:

    - Covering the costs of you travel/flights to NZ

    - Assistance in gaining a VISA

    - Guidance in applying for NZ Physio Board registration

    - Finding accommodation here in Ashburton


    We value our staff and offer all the support we can and being a standalone clinic, you won't get lost in a big chain. We also always strive to work with our clinicians to have the best lifestyle balance and are flexible with hours changes, whether you want to work 4 days a week or 5 or take days off here and there to go skiing or get away for a long weekend.


    NZ Physio Board registration must be completed by the physio (this doesn't have to be done before applying for the role), if it hasn't been done already and an employer can't do this for you but the process is fairly straight forward and more info can be found on the board website HERE

  • A career and a great lifestyle

    PhysioSteps is a private practice physiotherapy clinic focusing on returning patients to full function and keeping them there through effective manual therapy and exercise prescription. We are located in Ashburton, right in the middle of the Canterbury Plains - offering a great lifestyle and a chance at a great career and leadership positions.


    Mid-Canterbury - a great base

    Mid Canterbury is a great base to live, located in the central south island, you are within an hours drive to Christchurch for shopping, Mt Hutt for great Skiing, Rivers, and lakes for fishing and watersports and much, much more. It is an outdoors paradise.

    Our clinic

    The PhysioSteps clinic is a professional, clean and friendly environment with full-time admin staff, electronic notes and we are accredited! We have a large, 70m2 rehab gym, air-conditioned rooms and regular team get-togethers, in-services and social club.

    What we are all about

    Our practice owners lead from the front in following our motto of treating the person, and not just the injury. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service and getting great long-term outcomes for our patients and the community. Along with this, we are passionate about maintaining a friendly, enthusiastic and tight-knit team.

    At PhysioSteps we also strongly encourage continued professional development as there is always more to learn and it is very important to keep up with the ever-changing evidence-based practice.

    PhysioSteps is a culture, not just a practice or a job and we take a real interest in our patients and provide them with active rehab and never treat passively.

    Minimum Requirements include:

    • Current NZ Annual Practicing Certificate (Registered with the NZ Physiotherapy Board) 

    Please send your CV and cover letter or any questions to Shaun at: sclark@physiosteps.co.nz



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