Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession which help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Physiotherapists are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is their professional body.

National Initiatives have already show how a broad range of professions, including physiotherapists, can contribute to providing safe, effective, timely care. Across the Wessex region, physiotherapy advanced clinical practice roles in primary care, such as Musculoskeletal (MSK) First Contact Practitioners (FCPs), are starting to emerge.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association have developed a guide on the implementation of First Contact Physiotherapy posts in General Practice which provides further information on the benefits of this emerging new role.

Useful Resources

Useful Resources

Further learning and development opportunities

To find out about further learning and development opportunities available to Physiotherapists, please visit the Learning and Development page.

Wellbeing and support

To find out about wellbeing and support provided within Wessex, please visit the Wellbeing and Support page.