The word “Chartered” can only be used by physiotherapists who are fully trained, qualified and registered to practice. Look for the letters MCSP after a therapist’s title.

The terms “Physiotherapist” and “Physical Therapist” are now protected titles and can only be used by Physiotherapists who are Chartered.

Physiotherapy Techniques include:-

Massage – to aid circulation and reduce swelling

Manipulation – to gently mobilise joints, soft tissues etc

Electrotherapy – to promote the healing process, reduce scar tissue and relieve pain

Passive movements – to mobilise stiff joints, ligaments etc

Hydrotherapy – to strengthen muscles and aid recovery following surgery or debility. Can also aid weight loss in conjunction with a weight-reducing diet

Rehabilitation – a purpose designed exercise programme

Owner education – where appropriate, teaching save treatment techniques and care methods

Very often a combination of techniques is used to achieve the best results.

MCSP – Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

ACPAT – The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy