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What is it?
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Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential. “It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status


It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery the exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core."


The above definition is taken from the CSP curriculum framework.

Chartered Physiotherapists are health professionals allied to the medical profession and carry a University qualification. Chartered Physiotherapists work in hospitals and in the community where treatment is covered under the public health service. In hospital Physiotherapists work as part of a multidisciplinary team including: Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Nurses, Chiropodists, Psychologists etc. They also work in private practice and can be contacted through the professional body or through the yellow pages (ISCP, 1998).


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