Advocacy & Support

The ISCP is the voice of physiotherapy in Ireland

We advocate on behalf of our members on an ongoing basis to ensure that the Society is represented amongst key stakeholders and that key issues affecting members are being addressed.

Advocating on behalf of the profession

  • Making the case to Ministers, Civil Servants, HSE management and other policy makers regarding the priority needs and concerns of the profession
  • Advice and support on professional practice issues from our Professional Advisor
  • Providing physiotherapy representation on key policy making committees at national level
  • Contributing to policy formulation and review through submissions on behalf of the profession


Other supports provided to members include:


  • Professional Indemnity and Fitness to Practice Insurance at significantly discounted rates
  • Free Insurance for all full practicing members for Voluntary work



  • Biannual magazine “Firsthand”
  • Weekly member ezine 
  • Access to the members area of the website providing a multitude of information and supports tailored to your needs
  • All the latest physiotherapy jobs advertised on the website (including free alerts)

Professional Development

  • Supports for your Professional Development Needs including Online CPD Portfolio, access to a range of ISCP courses free or at highly discounted rates, Bursaries, plus our Annual Conference
  • All the latest Research and Evidence in the bi-annual Journal “Physiotherapy Practice and Research” 


Clinical and Specialist Development

  • Access to membership of one or more of our 14 Clinical Interest Groups and 3 Employment Groups, see Professional Networks


Supporting Members in Need


Promoting the Profession

  • Pursuing media opportunities to highlight the role of physiotherapists in advancing healthcare
  • Advertising the role of the profession on national and local media and online via social media
  • Access to leaflets and other promotional materials