A chartered physiotherapist is a qualified member of their professional body, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
Through this membership they have committed themselves to providing high quality services and protecting the quality of physical treatments. Chartered physiotherapists have:
Much of the CSP's work as a professional body is concerned with defining and supporting its members' professional excellence. It does this by:
Chartered physiotherapists, through their professional body, have continued to drive the standard of physiotherapy up, seeking and adopting new and innovative ways of working in response to current health and social care reform.
Why is it important that I choose a Chartered Physiotherapist? A growing number of Chartered Physiotherapists now work with animals. Unlike the title 'Veterinary Surgeon' the title 'Animal or Veterinary Physiotherapist' is not protected. This means that anyone can call themselves an animal or veterinary physiotherapist regardless of their qualifications.
The title 'Chartered Physiotherapist' is protected by law and can only be used by physiotherapists who have achieved a high level of academic and practical training in all aspects of physiotherapy and are consequently qualified and registered to practice.
ACPAT members are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists who have also trained in Physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals.
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Use an ACPAT Animal Physiotherapist because they:
For more information on physiotherapy in general and reasons to choose a Chartered Physiotherapist please visit the The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The Register for Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) lists professionals using Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Physiotherapy techniques for animals. This national organisation’s standards are similar to those set worldwide.
All practitioners listed have reached the Gold Standard of practice set by RAMP. They are properly qualified and insured.
The list is available on the website www.rampregister.org. It is organised by geographical area to make practitioners easy-to-find for vets, trainers and animal owners.
The musculoskeletal sector is a relatively young industry which contains multiple competing types of practice that has caused confusion for animal owners.
Musculoskeletal treatment should only be carried out by people who are appropriately competent. This will avoid causing undue pain, distress or suffering to the animal.
RAMP also provides a robust complaints procedure.
Further information is available on the website www.rampregister.org