Physio Academy Online Courses

Whether you’re a new graduate, an advanced practitioner, a specialist, or somewhere in between; there is a Physio Academy course to suit you. Browse our full offerings below, or filter by interest or career level. If you’re unsure of where to start, take our ‘CPD Self Assessment Quiz to receive a tailored learning pathway recommendation.

Our Online Courses

Choose from our range of learning activities including webinars, online micro-learning modules and blended learning (online and practical courses). All of our courses are eligible for CPD points in NZ.

Courses are designed to better fit in with busy clinician lifestyles by providing:

  • Flexibility to complete courses from home or work in your own time.
  • The most up-to-date clinical skills supported by current evidence.
  • Facilitating the translation of your knowledge into practical skills to help your patients.
  •  Immediate results and feedback on pre- and post-course quizzes.
  • Cutting edge, interactive learning activities using clinical scenarios that consolidate your clinical reasoning.
Learn anywhere, apply everywhere with Physio Academy.
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Back Pain 101: Basic Assessment & Treatment

Designed for physiotherapists who have graduated recently or are starting to learn management of back pain patients. You will learn practical hands-on assessment & management that goes beyond international guideline principles.

60 days

10 hours

Enhancing Muscular Performance Physiotherapy Bundle

Access: Lifetime of the site. Purchase this bundle to get access to all four of our online courses! By purchasing through this bundle, you save 15%!

Lifetime of site

Shoulder Course

This is a series of five online modules covering all aspects of shoulder screening, diagnosis and management.

365 days

56 hours

Shoulder Academy Membership

Subscribe, Learn and Thrive. Join our community of physiotherapists and become confident in managing shoulder conditions with access to latest evidence, live QA's, clinical resources, online community support, preferential booking and discounts.

Membership

Membership

Pain 101

We will cover the definition of pain, nociception and the protective mechanism normal resting state, nocifensive behaviour, the transition of acute to persistent pain as well as two take-home applications.

30 days

3.5 hours

Back Pain 201: Advanced Assessment

Dr Mark Lasletts' 10 hour course on advanced clinical assessment of LBP. Improve your screening, differential diagnosis and treatment of low back pain/sciatica patients. Course includes practical tips for the clinic setting.

60 days

10 hours

Decision-Making at Pinnacle Events

Listen to Chelsea Lane talk about challenges for the sports physiotherapist and what is your hidden ‘super-power’ when it comes to decision-making in pressure situations.

14 days

1 hour

The Tricky Scapula

Scapula dyskinesis can be ‘tricky’ to treat and some people have persistent pain or shoulder instability despite extensive treatment. Is sensory perception the forgotten link in rehabilitation?

14 days

1 hour

Osteoarthritis – Beyond Wear and Tear 

Is osteoarthritis due to ‘wear and tear’? Is running bad for OA? What should we be telling our patients and what can physiotherapy do?

14 days

1 hour

Back Pain 303: Diagnosis & Treatment of Sacroiliac & Pelvic Girdle Pain

A comprehensive, evidence-informed course covering anatomy, pathomechanics, diagnosis and management of pelvic-girdle and SIJ pain.

120 days

13 hours

Medical Screening Course

Learn to identify risk factors, symptoms and signs associated with serious medical conditions and understand referral prioritisation.

90 days

10 hours

Medical Screening: Body Systems Screening Package

This package includes: Introduction, Health Screening, The Big 3, Rheumatological Conditions and Cancer Screening.

60 days

5 hours

Lumbar Spine Webinar Package

Four Lumbar Spine Webinars for $40

30 days

4 hours

Pharmacology for Physiotherapists

Learn about common medications, their use, potential adverse effects and implications for physiotherapy practice.

10 weeks

9 hours

Medical Imaging: Body Systems

This self-paced, online learning course provides a grounding in medical diagnostic imaging concepts for the musculoskeletal system with a focus on the Cardiorespiratory and Central Nervous Systems.

60 days

6 hours

Fundamentals of Laboratory Testing

Learn about common laboratory tests, their utilisation, reference ranges and clinical implications for physiotherapy practice.

10 weeks*

15 hours

3 Case Studies of Persistent Lumbar Spine Pain

Dr Mark Laslett presents 3 video case studies of persistent low back pain with over 12 months follow up. Three different sources of nociception identified by clinical exam, then verified. Case Reports & Notes included.

60 days

4 hours

Unstable Shoulder: Management of Shoulder Instability

Non-surgical management forms the basis of treatment for many patients with instability. Understanding & being able to assess specific neuromuscular impairments is essential in the physiotherapy management of shoulder instability.

30 days

3 hours

Rheumatology Course

Learn about the pathophysiology and how to recognise, differentiate, investigate, treat and refer people with common rheumatologic conditions.

90 days

10 hours

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Learn about the clinical presentation of PMR, including temporal arteritis and upskill in the diagnosis, investigations, onward referral and management of polymyalgia rheumatica and other connective tissue disorders.

60 days

45 minutes

Osteoporosis

Learn about the pathophysiology, risk of fragility fractures and physiotherapy management including falls risk assessment, balance training, targeted loading, the role of heavy lifting and graded exercise programmes.

60 days

1 hours

Connective Tissue Disorders

Learn about connective tissue disorders including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjogren's syndrome, their clinical presentation, investigations and referral indications.

60 days

30 minutes

Gout

Learn about the clinical presentation of gout, differential diagnosis, investigations and referral criteria.

60 days

30 minutes

Introduction to Rheumatology Red Flags

An introduction to rheumatology for musculoskeletal physiotherapists. Learn the classification and presenting features of common rheumatologic conditions and basic management principles.

60 days

1 hour

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