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The terms “physiotherapy”, “physiotherapist”, “physical therapy” and “physical therapist” are not licensed terms in Ireland. These terms describe the same profession / professional and are seen as standard international definitions. In the UK, USA, Canada and Australia for instance, these terms are licensed where only those licensed may use the titles. The main function of licensure is to protect public safety. To combat this problem we therefore set minimum criteria for our courses. This is to ensure minimum professional standards while training and also to protect the public. We define physiotherapy and physical therapy as terms to describe the same profession as per standard international definition (World Confederation for Physical Therapy). Attendees using the title ‘physiotherapist’ or ‘physical therapist’ must meet ONE of the following criteria: 1. Membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) 2. Physiotherapist employed by the Health Service Executive 3. Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP - UK) 4. Member of an organisation whom is a pa
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy recognises the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists as the sole authoritative body for physical therapy in Ireland.
Attendees using the title ‘physiotherapist’ or ‘physical therapist’ must meet ONE of the following criteria to be eligible for our courses: 1. Membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) 2. Physiotherapist employed by the Health Service Executive 3. Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP - UK) 4. Irish or UK Physiotherapy Student under certain circumstances 5. Member of an organisation whom is a partner of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). The WCPT represents 101 countries (as at Jan 2011) and is the only international organisation representing the profession of physiotherapy / physical therapy. Only one professional organisation from any one country can be a Member of WCPT.
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy recognises the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists as the sole authoritative body for physical therapy in Ireland.
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