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What is a Chartered Physiotherapist?

A Chartered Physiotherapist is a university graduate with hospital-based training who has comprehensive knowledge of how the body works, along with specialist training in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle and joint pain.
When you choose a physiotherapist who is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered physiotherapists (ISCP), you’ll enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that they are a part of Ireland’s largest and most authoritative professional body within its field.
It is your guarantee that they have been trained to the highest academic and professional standards – and also that they continue to keep abreast of emerging trends and developments through a programme of Continuous Professional Development.
ISCP is also the only association in Ireland recognised by the World Confederation of Physical Therapy.
The Society is a strong, unified voice for the profession, and regularly speaks out on issues involving the role and responsibilities of physiotherapists – either within private practice or as part of the national health system.
Choosing a chartered physiotherapist also assures you that your chosen practitioner is fully committed to upholding the highest standards of medical and ethical standards.
You will also have recourse to a strong representative organistation should you have any issues with your chosen physiotherapist. We have a highly robust recourse procedure in place, and any grievance you may have will be dealt with respectfully and speedily.
And finally, your chartered physiotherapist can contribute to the growth, change and development of their professional landscape, influencing the progression and advancement of the profession.