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19th January 2016: Debate in Seanad during which Minister Varadkar announced his intention to make a decision re protection of titles very shortly, followed by ISCP meeting with Minister for Health re forthcoming decision.

22nd January 2016: Decision by Minister Varadkar to protect both titles (physiotherapist and physical therapist) in one register announced in a letter to CORU, and copied to ISCP and other organisations consulted by Minister in 2015.

Physiotherapists can help older people to be independent, improving quality of life and reducing health care costs. This is the message from the Chartered Physiotherapists across Ireland as they prepare to take part in World Physiotherapy Day on 8th September 2016.

This year for World Physiotherapy Day on the 8th of September the ISCP are running with the campaign chosen by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) 'Add Life to Years'. Under this title there is a range of materials available to members. These include:

ISCP Materials which can be ordered and delivered free of charge

The ISCP will provide the following materials to members:

The World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) has released their materials for World Physiotherapy Day which Physiotherapists can use to promote the event. Below are the list of materials you can download:

World Physiotherapy Day Flyer

World Physiotherapy Day Infographic A3

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

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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.

World Physiotherapy Day is held every year on the 8th of September. WCPT has released their materials for the day online. This year they're using the theme'Add Life to Years'.

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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RCSI MyHealth public lecture on Wednesday, 27th April.

Health research experts, including Louise Keating, Chartered Physiotherapist and RCSI Lecturer, will share the benefits of staying active and achieving the right level of balance to stay healthy and injury free.

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.