What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists/Physical Therapists assess and treat a wide range of conditions using physical means, such as manual therapy and therapeutic exercise, to help restore normal movement and function. Members of the CPSEM are primarily interested in sports injuries and exercise medicine and as such excel in getting you back to sport/fitness in the shortest time possible no matter what your activity level.

Some examples of conditions treated by our members include:
• Sports injuries such as strains, sprains and tears
• Overuse injuries
• Training/technique-related dysfunction,
• Fitness deficits/impairments
• Neck and back problems, upper and lower limb dysfunctions
• Movement problems after fractures or orthopaedic surgery,
• Joint and muscle pain, as a result of arthritic conditions
• Joint sprains and strains, muscle and tendon injuries, ligament injuries

Other conditions treated by physiotherapists include
• Work-related injuries due to poor posture, cumulative overload, repetitive strain
• Foot problems, re-education of altered gait patterns, orthotic prescriptions
• Neurological Conditions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Acquired Brain Injury
• Cardiorespiratory conditions such as COPD, Emphysema, Bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma and Respiratory Tract Infections
• Stress, headaches, lifestyle advice, cardiovascular impairments

Why choose chartered?

Unlike Nurses and Medical Doctors, the title Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist has not yet received state protection or regulation.
The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) is the sole Irish regulatory organisation recognised by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy for the regulation of Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy in Ireland.
As a clinical interest group of the ISCP all CPSEM members are chartered physiotherapists and subscribe to the ISCP’s Rules of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics, so when you choose one of our members it means that you are in the care of a healthcare professional that not only has a high standard University degree but who is also committed to ongoing professional development and education, ensuring use of the most up-to-date evidence in your treatment and as a result the swiftest return to play possible.

Our members work with sporting organisations all over the country. They work with individual athletes and squads at training grounds and competition, and in clinics too. Use our search tool find a Chartered Sports Physiotherapist in your area.