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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.
 

The Society has launched a social media video campaign to promote the benefits to physiotherapy and physical activity. The video shows Mojo, the border-collie teaching his family who suffer with physical challenges how to get their mojo back through physiotherapy and exercise.

The video was created by the Australian Physiotherapy Association who has given the ISCP permission to use the video to promote physiotherapy in Ireland.

To watch the video click here

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.

All the photos from the Conference are available here

The ISCP has created infographics and advice videos for runners taking part in the Dublin Marathon. All the materials are available below to use and share on social media:

Infographics

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

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.

Health Minister slammed by Chartered Physiotherapists for potentially placing public’s health at major risk

The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) has expressed its deep anger and frustration at the Health Minister for putting public health at risk, and causing widespread public confusion and has directed its members not to register with the new physiotherapy register under CORU, the State health regulator, which is due to open tomorrow.

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!

 

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