Sports & Exercise Medicine

Welcome to the Sports & Exercise Medicine Clinical Interest Group (CPSEM)

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Who we are

CPSEM members are Chartered Physiotherapists with advanced qualifications or a special interest in Sports & Exercise Medicine. It is the sole Irish professional organisation recognised by the World Confederation for Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy (WCPT) and its subgroup, the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT).

CPSEM members work in a variety of settings ranging from professional sports teams to community sports clubs for both teams and individual athletes, to sports rehabilitation settings in private practices and hospitals. Some of us have achieved Level 1, 2, or 3 Sports Physiotherapy qualifications based on further study, ranging from courses in sports trauma all the way up to post-graduate Masters degrees in Sports & Exercise Medicine.

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What we do

CPSEM members provide a range of services for those needing assistance with sports injuries or exercise. These include

  • On-site emergency care & management of acute sports injuries
  • Rehabilitation for sports injuries & planning return to sport
  • Designing & implementing injury prevention programs
  • Designing exercise programs for the general population, those starting to become physically active, and for those with specific medical conditions like diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
  • Promotion of physical activity for all
  • Coordinate education & standards with our partner organisations internationally

Benefits of being a member

  • Discounts on CPSEM courses
  • Discount on Physio Matters membership
  • Free lectures at our AGM from leaders in Sports & Exercise Medicine
  • Updates on events relating to Sports Physiotherapy
  • Level 1, 2, & 3 accreditation pathway in line the with International Federation of Physical Therapists (IFSPT)
  • Research Bursaries
  • CPD Bursaries
  • Advocacy for Ireland’s Sports Physiotherapists, whether it is to promote being involved at all levels of sport, planning sports medicine conferences, or promotion at sports and fitness expos

Join Us

  • To join this group you must be a member of the ISCP.
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2021-22 CPSEM Committee Volunteers 

Contact us at [email protected]

Chair: Niamh Coffey

Secretary: Barry Smith 

Treasurer: Katharina Ryan 

Education Co-officers: Paul Kirwan

Communications Officer: Alan O'Mahony

FSEM Conference Rep: Jennifer Mc Kittrick

Members at large: Liam Moffatt, Michelle Lacey, Niamh Mc Carthy 

Accreditation Sub-Committee: Garett Van Oirschot, Louise Keating, Elaine Douglas, Mary Gleasure