Physio, letters behind there name.

  tonyq 16:11 PM 16 Nov 13

Been looking at Physios around our area, and decided to look up what the letters stand for which are after there name. I have Googled without success,can anyone suggest any sites were I can find what they stand for?

  wee eddie 16:21 PM 16 Nov 13

Many Physios put letters after their name to persuade you that they know what they are doing. Do not rely on a qualification, genuine or otherwise, to decide which is worth a visit.

However, separating the Quacks from the Experts is something of a minefield, with your mobility as the testing ground.

  fourm member 16:27 PM 16 Nov 13

The words 'Physical Therapist' & 'Physiotherapist' are protected by the Health & Care Professions Council.

Look for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

Years ago, when my wife worked for a physio, I think there was another body but it looks as though they have merged because her former employer is now a CSP.

  spuds 18:31 PM 17 Nov 13

Perhaps your GP practise would be able to provide information or a list of recommended physio names, even those specialising in sport injuries?.

  lotvic 19:49 PM 17 Nov 13

CSP info: "best way to assure patients you're a bona fide physiotherapist" click here


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