Advice about physiotherapy
Unfortunately, the term 'physiotherapist' is still unprotected. Any of you
could do a weekend course and then put up a sign saying you are a physio.
When looking for qualifications, ignore the number and variety of letters! If
you want a degree physio, ie one with a full 3year course and then further
experience, your therapist should have the letters MCSP.
If they also have
ACPSM then they have a further qualification in sports physio. There are
plethora of other therapists qualifications ranging from weekend courses,
through 6 week to 2 year modular courses up to 2 year full time courses. I
could only recommend MCSP although I couldn't possibly comment on the
individual skills of other practitioners.
Look for the letters Dip Sports Med or MSc in Sports Med. when looking for a
sports doctor. I'm very happy to recommend people in your area if anyone
wants to mail me.
Dr Paul Marfleet (DIP. Sports Med!!)
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