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What do terms like “Positive Ageing”, “Active Ageing” or “Successful Ageing” mean? As a Chartered Physiotherapist working with older adults, I ask my patients what it means to them as the answer is unique to that individual. Do they define it in physical terms – that they can walk without an aid, or continue to take part in an activity they love? Is it being able to live as an active participant of their family? Do they place high importance on maintaining their cognitiveability or mental clarity?

Stephen Swanton

The Society would like to  once again thank Dr O'Halloran and Prof Hobbelen for their excellent presentations at the Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture. 

Attached are the slides from the evening. 


The ISCP supports the Irish Heart Foundation this September for their month-long heart health campaign, ‘Escape Your Chair’.

September is Heart Month and this campaign aims to raise awareness of prolonged sitting as a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. A recent survey by the Irish Heart Foundation revealed that the average person in Ireland sits down for 7.3 hours a day. The campaign aims to inform and advise about the dangers of sitting too much.


Physiotherapy: the ‘golden bullet’ to fight frailty

People are living longer, but we need to ensure we live well and physiotherapists have the ‘golden bullet’ to fight fraility. This will be the focus of this year’s Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture, a free public lecture hosted by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), taking place on Monday the 9th of September in Trinity College Dublin (TCD).


Applications are now being accepted for full time Professional Development Coordinator (or equivalent in part time roles) for an initial two year fixed term contract to coordinate HSE funded CPD courses on behalf of physiotherapists working in the public health service.

The ISCP is currently recruiting a  PR & Communications Manager on a full–time two years initial fixed term contract.

Win a €500 Bursary for your idea for World Physiotherapy Day


World Physiotherapy Day (WPD) is on September 8th, and once again the ISCP is at the forefront of promotion of this important day for Physiotherapy. This year’s theme will be Physical Activity for Life. Focus will be placed on the need for healthy adults to be physically active throughout their lifespan, and the role of physiotherapists to keep people moving.



Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 at 7pm

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin


The ISCP and Trinity College Dublin will host the The Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture

‘Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain: The Case for Physiotherapy.’

The ISCP is currently reviewing its staff roles and functions and wishes to recruit a Communications Assistant on a full –time six months fixed term contract while this review is ongoing.
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 .