Physiotherapy Governing Bodies | Physio4Life

The Governing Bodies that Monitor Physiotherapy

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the country’s chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. It aims to support its members and help them to provide the highest standards of patient care.


The Society is a member-led organisation, governed by the CSP Council. This is made up of elected CSP members and is supported by a system of boards, branches, committees and groups. The CSP provides an exceptionally wide range of member services and is also a campaigning organisation, speaking up for physiotherapists and promoting the physiotherapy profession.


The UK Health Professions Council (HPC)


The UK Health Professions Council is a regulator and was set up to protect the public. To do this, they keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.


The UK Health Professions Council currently regulates 13 health professions. All of these professions, including Physiotherapy have at least one professional title that is protected by law. This means that anyone using the title ‘physiotherapist’ must be registered with the council.

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