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The professional body representing physiotherapists has told its 3,300 members not to register with the State regulator in a row over legal recognition of titles. The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists says new arrangements for registering the profession have the potential to allow anyone who has called themselves a physical therapist or a physiotherapist to gain access to the register, regardless of qualification.

It's never too early to introduce physical activity to children according to Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics (CPP)

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Speakers at the recent annual conference of the Ergonomics Society addressed a range of topics – some cross-sectoral and others industry-specific – including MSDs and RSI injuries, user-centred design, the impact of machines and the effect on employees of surveillance at work.

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The Societys physical activity campaign hits the news today in the Irish Daily Mirror.

A new campaign is urging parents to keep their children active for at least 60 minutes a day during the Summer months. Research claims that one in five youngsters in Ireland are meeting the recommended guidelines for physical activity.

Whether you are a runner, a jogger or a walker, physiotherapist Helen French has some expert advice to keep you in tip-top form following today's race.

You have made it. You have put in weeks, if not months of training and now finally the day we have all been waiting for has arrived; the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon is upon us. Here's some tips for before and after today's race.

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Difference between a chartered physiotherapist and a physical therapist It could be asked, “are all ‘physios’ the same”? Unfortunately the answer is no.There are currently therapists practicing in Ireland in many different settings including sports and leisure using the term “physiotherapists”/ “physio”/”physical therapist” but who have not completed the required courses recognised by the only governing body in the Republic of Ireland called the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

The Irish Independent - 10th March 2016

BONES & JOINTS A physiotherapist can work with a patient to decide on the most appropriate management for acute and long-term bone and joint pain — or help people who simply want advice about getting active.

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The Irish Independent - 9th February 2016

More Irish people are taking to the ski slopes - but too often return home with an injury.

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The Irish Times Health - 5th January 2016

Women who experience pain during intercourse find it difficult to talk about

Maeve Whelan, a chartered physiotherapist based in Dublin, works with women of all ages who, like Claire, suffer from painful sex. She says women who continue to ignore the pain and push through will only experience more severe pain and discomfort.

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The Irish Medical Times Health – 3rd February 2016