Raising the Standards of Animal Physiotheraphy
ACPAT members are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists (MCSPs) who have trained in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animalsMISSION STATEMENT
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Understand the benefits of joining our organisation and how to apply. We also offer discounts for early payment or subscriptions.MEMBERSHIP & BENEFITS
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Find out when and where we will be exhibiting and what courses we have advertised to help you to continue with your professional developmentCOURSES
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Whether you are starting your career, training and developing in Animal Physiotherapy. We will help guide you in your career and your developmentBECOME AN ACPAT PHYSIO
ACPAT is a dynamic, progressive organisation, developed from within the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which aims to lead the field and the standards of animal physiotherapy and promote excellence through ongoing education, evaluation, research and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
A growing number of Chartered Physiotherapists now work with animals. The title 'Chartered Physiotherapist' is protected by law and can only be used by physiotherapists who have achieved a high level of academic and practical training in all aspects of physiotherapy and are consequently qualified and registered to practice. All ACPAT members are full practising members of the Chartered Society of Physiotheraphy (CSP).
The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) is a Professional Network Group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and represents the interests of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy. Animals, like people, respond to physiotherapy. The purpose of physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance. ACPAT members are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists (MCSPs) who have also trained in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals.
Animals, like people, respond to Physiotherapy. The purpose of physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance. ACPAT members are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists (MCSPs) who have also trained in Physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals and have specialist knowledge in anatomy and biomechanics, physiology and pathology. They use the detailed assessment to tailor treatments to each animal condition and the stage of the problem.
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All full members of ACPAT must be annually subscribing full practising members of the CSP. Those members practising physiotherapy on humans must be registered with the HCPC. Category A and Category B members are required to have Professional & Public Liability Indemnity in order to practise on animals.
There are differing categories of membership. Below is the requirements for each membership to help guide you to which fits you best.
- Includes benefits from Cat B/C plus
- Access to Wiley online journals
- Listing on Find a Physio database
- Access to promotional materials and merchandise
- Use of ACPAT Branding
- Includes benefits from Cat C plus
- Discount for ACPAT courses
- ACPAT Block Insurance Scheme
- Support from Education Officer
- CPD and Peer Support via Regional Groups
- Access to members area on ACPAT Website
- Four Front Journal and Newsletter
- Discount for ACPAT Seminar
- Access to selected ACPAT courses