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