About Physiotherapy

Why is Chartered important?

Only therapists who have a university qualification which is recognised internationally by the World Confederation of Physical Therapists and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists can use this title. As the saying goes "Health is Wealth" so check before you put your body in someone's hands.

Our government does not protect the public from unscrupulous and unqualified so-called therapists by legally ring fencing our professional titles of physiotherapist and physical therapist. Anyone can call themselves a physiotherapist or physical therapist with some, little or no training at all. However the title of Chartered Physiotherapist is protected. So you can be sure that is someone is calling themselves a Chartered Physiotherapist that they have a valid and approved education and that their practice is regulated by a reputable regulatory body.