The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the sole recognised Examining and Professional Body within the UK and it’s members may be recognised by their designatory letters of MCSP after their name. All Members of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy have to be Members of the Health Professions Council to work.

The Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (M.A.C.P.)

Chartered Physiotherapists who are members of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (M.A.C.P) have undergone post-graduate training and examination. The M.A.C.P. has been a clinical interest group of the Chartered Society since 1969 and was established to improve and enhance the post-graduate education of manipulative physiotherapists, whilst at the same time, ensuring the highest standards of patient care.

The M.A.C.P. has approximately 600 members from 30,000 Chartered Physiotherapists.

The manipulative physiotherapist can choose the most appropriate treatment techniques from a wide range of specialist clinical skills, including acupuncture.

Each patient is an individual and is treated according to their needs. The treatment given may include mobilisations or manipulation of the joints and/or mobilisations of neural structures and muscles, appropriate exercises and advice on joint care.

The manipulative physiotherapist will recognise disorders that are a contra-indication to manual treatment or those that will not respond and will re-refer when necessary. The manipulative physiotherapist works in close communication with GP’s, consultants and other members of the health care team.

The unqualified ‘physiotherapist’ can be dangerous. All Chartered physiotherapists work strictly within their codes of ethical conduct and are covered by professional liability insurance.

The Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (OCPPP) is an organised body for Chartered Physiotherapists working in the independent sector.

Kate is a member of the OCPPP. For more information see the website here.