Equine Physio Services are dedicated to the provision of chartered physiotherapy for the needs of both horses and riders in the north of England and as such are proud members of the following regulatory bodies:
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC is the regulatory body that governs all formal health care practice in the UK. They are a regulator, and were set up to protect the public. To do this, they keep a Register of health and care professionals who meet their standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.
The HCPC currently regulate the following professions: arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England and speech and language therapists.
All of these professions have at least one professional title that is protected by law, including those shown above. This means, for example, that anyone using the titles ‘physiotherapist’ or ‘dietitian’ must be registered with the HCPC.
It is a criminal offence for someone to claim that they are registered with the HCPC when they are not, or to use a protected title that they are not entitled to use.
For more information, visit: www.hcpc-uk.co.uk
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Founded in 1894, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has grown to become the profession’s largest membership organisation.
The CSP is a member-led organisation governed by an elected Council. They provide a wide range of member services and campaign on behalf of all physiotherapy staff and the physiotherapy profession.
For more information, visit: www.csp.org.uk
The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT)
ACPAT is a Clinical Interest 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 (MCSP’s) who have also trained in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals.
For more information, visit; www.acpat.org