To promote advanced competence in the prevention and treatment of sports and physical activity-related injuries. To inform all interested individuals and bodies of the existence, skills and availability of chartered and HCPC registered physiotherapists. To facilitate provision of specialist support for sports and activity participants of all abilities, coaches, officials and parents. To encourage the development and publication of research in the field of sports physiotherapy in the UK and abroad. To provide and encourage continuing specialist education of the membership.
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine – 2 year plan 2014-2016
- 10% increase in membership over 2 years
- Aim for a 15% increase in student membership
- Increase the number of member benefits available to provide value for money for members
- Continue to increase and consolidate our social media presence; website, iCSP, facebook, twitter and linked in
Increase the profile of Sports and Exercise Medicine Physiotherapists
- Promote the role of physiotherapy and encouraging physical activity for example: ‘work out at work week’ and other similar events
- Continue the use of blogs on a regular basis
- Work collaboratively with the CSP and other bodies to provide expertise on Sports and Exercise Medicine
Dissemination and use of evidence base
- On-going member access to International peer review journals
- In total run one 2 day conference and two 1 day study days in 2014 and 2015.
- Opportunities for members to disseminate research/good practise e.g. podcast/posters/publishing articles
- Consider initiating research grants for members
Supporting members with their learning and development
- Facilitate established CPD accreditation process and networking avenues
- Continue to offer core courses to aid key skill and knowledge development that are current and evidence-informed.