Please choose the category of membership which you would like to apply for.
The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) has been established primarily for physiotherapists and veterinary professionals practicing in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, however consideration will be given to those overseas.
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Category A and B members are required to have an annual subscription to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and must have Professional and Public Liability Indemnity Insurance in place in order to practise on animals. Those members practising physiotherapy on humans must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Who We Help
ACPAT strives to form strong relationships with veterinary professionals to promote the gold standard of animal physiotherapy & rehabilitation professionals who Vets and veterinary professionals alike can trust and have confidence in when referring cases.
ACPAT can help organise speakers for CPD events within veterinary practices or for veterinary students – just get in touch to discuss your needs.
We can also put you in touch with qualified physiotherapists within your area or help you get in touch with a physiotherapist with specific expertise that you require.
Vets can also benefit further through our affiliate membership scheme. Affiliates will receive the Four Front Journal containing research reports and case studies as well as the electronic newsletter with information about upcoming events, courses and other news. Discounts are available for ACPAT courses and the 2 day annual seminar, a friendly event where a wide range of excellent speakers cover both small and large animal topics and present their research.
ACPAT is here for students at all stages of their careers; be it at the point of choosing your A-level subjects to qualified Chartered Physiotherapists embarking on their Veterinary Physiotherapy training. We have a strong student liaison network to enable you to benefit from being part of the ACPAT community from the beginning, with a Veterinary Physiotherapy Student Representative and an Education Officer on the committee to answer your questions or even arrange to deliver careers talks at your current learning facility.
Once enrolled on an ACPAT approved MSc/PGdip programme, you can become a student member of ACPAT to access courses, seminar and regional groups plus a large facebook community to enable you to be involved in CPD, clinical case discussions and professional affairs even before you qualify.
Many of our qualified members host students on clinical placements as well as providing assistance and suggestions for MSc research topics and links with other professionals.
ACPAT works hard to ensure that your future profession has an excellent reputation and that your qualification as Chartered Physiotherapists ensures the highest level of quality assurance and professionalism.
ACPAT is here to support you in all aspects of your professional practice whether it be through access to tailored insurance schemes or representing your unique concerns and requirements within the CSP organisation.
You have the support of the ever growing ACPAT membership and of a dedicated ACPAT committee who work hard to ensure that your profession has an excellent reputation and that your qualification as Chartered Physiotherapists ensures the highest level of quality and professionalism. Regional groups and the members Facebook community mean you always have somewhere to find support whether it be for a complicated clinical case, marketing your practice or professional issues.
ACPAT run regular courses and an annual two day seminar providing high quality and enjoyable CPD and networking opportunities. Access to Wiley online journals provides continued access to the latest research at no additional cost.
You are able to use the ACPAT branding and materials to promote your practice and be listed on the Find a Physio page where vets and members of the public can quickly locate you.