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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.

World Physiotherapy Day takes place on September 9th and this year's campaign is focused around the theme of chronic pain and the role that physiotherapy and physical activity has in its management and treatment. As World Physiotherapy Day falls on a Sunday this year, we are encouraging members to host their events on Friday the 6th.

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).


Chronic pain is a significant global health burden – with low back pain causing more disability than any other condition. The role of physiotherapists in helping people with chronic pain to take control of their condition, increase their activity, and improve their quality of life is the theme of this year’s World Physiotherapy Day on 8 September 2019.


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.

We have received the below update from our Tax Advisor's regarding  tax relief for course fees paid by physiotherapists.