FAQ Courses

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Can anyone participate in physios in sport Courses?
No, some courses stipulate a level of experience.
Introduction to Sports Physiotherapy – this is suited to newly qualified physios or physios who are new to working in sport.
Taping – open to all members
Massage – suited to qualified members only. This is a M-level course
Rehabilitation – not suited to students or newly qualified physiotherapists. This is a M-level course

Do I have to be a member to participate in physios in sport courses?
No, non-members are welcome to apply to participate but preference will be given to members where demand is high.

How can I find out which courses are suited to which CPD level?
This information can be found on the physios in sport website, www.physiosinsport.org under the CPD Pathway section.

Which courses are approved for the CPD pathway?
physios in sport does not approve or accredit any courses. It does however indicate which courses fulfill the requirements for first aid / trauma care, massage and taping for different levels of the CPD pathway. Details pertaining to each course are listed under the FAQ relating to each course.



SOFT TISSUE COURSES

Does the Soft Tissue Course qualify me for SMA membership?
No, as it is not an examined course it does not qualify you for SMA membership. In order to be eligible for SMA membership you would have to sit the SMA exam and complete a log book. More details can be found at www.thesma.org

Where can I find out more about the Soft Tissue Course?
You should visit the Course section on this website for more information on the Massage and other physios in sport courses.

Which Soft Tissue course should I do for which CPD level?
For bronze level a basic sports massage course is sufficient such as a one-day course.

For silver and gold levels, a more in detail course with evidence of clinical reasoning in sport is required. This could be a two-day course with evidence of supplementary experiential learning, or a four-day course such as the physios in sport course.



SPORTS TRAUMA & FIRST AID COURSES

Does ACPSEM accredit sports trauma & first aid courses?
No, the Association only rates courses in terms of requirements for the bronze, silver and gold levels. It does not accredit courses.

Which First aid / Trauma Care course should I do for which CPD level?
For bronze level, a basic first aid course is required. For silver and gold levels a two-day sports trauma course is required. Below is the current list of courses identified by ACPSEM as meeting its requirements for silver and gold levels.

  • EMMiTS
  • RFU Pitchside Immediate Trauma Care Course (PSITCC)
  • Lubas Medical - Sports Trauma Management
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • SCRUMCAPS
  • FA AREA
  • IMMUFP

The Education Committee reviews courses on the market annually, following which this list will be updated with any newly recognised Sports Trauma managment courses added.



REHABILITATION COURSES

Can anyone go on the Clinical Reasoning and Performance Rehabilitation Course?
No, this course is set at M-level and therefore is not open to students, nor is it ideally suited to new graduates.

Is there a list of approved rehabilitation courses?
No, physios in sport does not have an approved list. The functional rehab part of the CPD can be a mix of stability training courses, strength & conditioning courses, physiology, biomechanics, neuromuscular rehabilitation. The physios in sport Rehabilitation Course covers all of these areas, however, please note that this is a M-level course and is not ideally suited to newly qualified physiotherapists.

Where can I find out more about the Clinical Reasoning and Performance Rehabilitation Course?
You should visit the Course section on this website for more information on the Rehab and other physios in sport courses.

Which Rehab course should I do for which CPD level?
The physios in sport Clinical Reasoning and Performance Rehabilitation Course is ideally suited to fulfill the requirements of silver and gold applications, but it is not the only route. Courses that cover rehabilitation, fitness testing, use of performance equipment and / or strength & conditioning may also be used.



SPORTS TAPING COURSES

Can a K-taping or myofascial taping course count for the CPD Pathway?
Yes, and No. It can be included as part of your application but a basic sports taping course would also be required.

Which Taping course should I do for which CPD level?
For all levels of the Pathway evidence of basic taping CPD is required. This should include basic taping theory including risks and benefits, commonly used taping techniques, and clinical reasoning when using taping. Courses such as k-taping or fascial taping are useful add-ons but alone they do not fulfill the requirements for the pathway without basic taping evidence.

WHO CAN HOST ACPSEM COURSES?

Details of the venue requiprements for each of our courses can be found here 

What do I do if my question is not answered here?
For general queries re applications contact Janet Thornton  admin@physiosinsport.org

To speak with the Education Committee, please contact the Education
Chair contact Chris Bleakley – chrisbleakley@physiosinsport.org

For mentor or clinical issues the contact is Colin Paterson - colinbpaterson@physiosinsport.org