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World Physiotherapy Day takes place on the 8th of September. WCPT has released their materials for the day online. This year’s theme is 'Physical activity for life’. You can find information for World Physiotherapy Day, including their toolkit, on the WCPT website here

If you have any further questions on WCPT's World Physiotherapy Day campaign, please contact Mia Lockner


Video Message from CEO Ruaidhri O'Connor providing an update regarding the current position on the Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill



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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.



Despite the advice to members not to currently register with the Physiotherapists Registration Board, the Society recognises that some members will have no option but to register in the interim. These will include current final year physiotherapy students graduating in summer 2017, physiotherapists that have graduated outside of the Republic of Ireland that need to have their qualifications recognised by CORU, and a small number of current members who need to be registered to avail of new job offers.


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.

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