Medical Practitioners practising Musculoskeletal Medicine in NZ, depending on their training, qualifications and vocational registration fall into 2 groups:
- Specialist Musculoskeletal Physicians who are accredited and vocationally registered with the NZ Medical Council to specialize in Musculoskeletal Medicine and have passed the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship exams.
- General Practitioners who have passed the Postgraduate Diploma of Musculoskeletal Medicine and who practice Musculoskeletal Medicine as part of General Practice. They are vocationally registered as General Practitioners.
From this database, it is possible to find the medical practitioners in your area involved in Musculoskeletal Medicine. If you wish to see a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physician, then referral by your own GP or physiotherapist is required. This allows continuity of care, as well as advantages of lower or no cost with regards to ACC ,Health Insurers or Publically funded clinics.