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Issues to be addressed:
  • Draft legislation to provide for the protection of the title of physical therapist in the same register as physiotherapist to be published and introduced to Oireachtas.
  • The potential inclusion in the register of current physical therapists whose qualifications are below IPTAS or equivalent level (level 7).
  • Details of Assessment of Professional Competence to be set by CORU .
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that is characterized by airflow limitation and inflammation. Breathlessness, decreased physical activity and recurrent chest infections are some manifestations of the disease.  The average age of individuals with COPD who require secondary care services in a Dublin teaching hospital is 65.

An Osteoarthritis infographic has been created by CPMT for all members and the public to use and share

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.

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2016

The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) are reminding and encouraging everyone to stay active to maintain and improve mental health.

Alarming amount of over 50s in Ireland are not exercising enough despite very high awareness and knowing they should be doing more!


Irish adults over 50 spend seven hours a day sitting – physical inactivity responsible for substantial economic burden


Olympic heroes the O’Donovan Brothers are popular choice as walking companions for over 50s


Kathryn Thomas is the person over 50s would most like to help with cleaning the house!


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.

AMP Health and Social Care Professional Implementation Group Update has been released.

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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