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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

HCPC RegisteredWe currently regulate the following professions: arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England and speech and language therapists.

All of these professions have at least one professional title that is protected by law, including those shown above. This means, for example, that anyone using the titles ‘physiotherapist’ or ‘dietitian’ must be registered with us.


Chartered Society Of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Charted Society of PhysiotherapistsThe CSP is a member-led organisation governed by an elected Council. We provide a wide range of member services and campaign on behalf of all physiotherapy staff and the physiotherapy profession.

Founded in 1894, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has grown to become the profession’s largest membership organisation. Learn about our structure, partnerships and international activities.


Physio First

Physio FirstPhysio First is the Organisation which represents Physiotherapists in private practice launched in 1952 to promote the highest standards of clinical physiotherapy practice.

Physio First, for the next 5-years, is for Championing evidence based cost effective private physiotherapy with Physio First members in the changing healthcare marketplace. This includes our desire to help the general public understand how physiotherapy can help them and to facilitate easy access to our highly skilled members.


Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP)

MACPThe Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) is a group of over 1100 physiotherapists, who are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

In addition to their undergraduate training they have all undertaken extensive postgraduate study and reached a recognised standard of excellence in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. Their knowledge and practical skills ensures that all MACP Physiotherapists are able to provide an excellent standard of care in examination, treatment and management for people with neuromusculoskeletal problems.


 Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM)

Physio in SportACPSEM is a Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). The Association exists to futher the education and networking opportunities of Chartered Physiotherapist with an interest in Sports & Exercise Medicine. Membership is open to CSP members only, whether resident in the UK or overseas.

Licence to practice as a Physiotherapist in the UK is granted by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) which is a government controlled body.


Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)

Chartered Physiotherapists Acupuncture AssociationThe Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) is a professional network (formerly clinical interest group; CIG) affiliated with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). The Association represents those physiotherapists who are interested in integrating acupuncture into mainstream physiotherapy for the management of pain and systemic conditions. More than 6500 physiotherapists who use acupuncture within clinical management in both the National Health Service (NHS) and private practice are members of AACP.


Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA)

PPAThe Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA) was formed to bring together and provide information for Physiotherapists with the common interest of managing patients with both acute and long term pain. The PPA was established in 1994 for Chartered Physiotherapists and was recognised as a Clinical Interest Group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in 1996.

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