Useful Links

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

www.csp.org.uk

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK’s 53,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants.

Department of Health and Social Care

www.dh.gov.uk

Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications.

Health and Care Professions Council

www.hpc-uk.org

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is an independent, UK-wide regulatory body responsible for setting and maintaining standards of professional training, performance and conduct of the 16 healthcare professions that it regulates. The regulatory body for 12 health professions in the UK, including physiotherapists. The HCPC link can be used to ensure your physiotherapist is registered.

Arthritis Research UK

www.arthritisresearchuk.org

We invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis. Arthritis affects 1 in 7 people. Arthritis Research UK provide support and advice to those who suffer with arthritis, as well as constantly working towards new treatments for the condition.

BackCare

www.backcare.org.uk

BackCare was the brainchild of a local businessman, Stanley Grundy, who established the charity after suffering a back injury caused by a sailing accident. BackCare is an independent charity that provides support and advice to those who suffer with back pain. They provide evidence based advice and information in the prevention and management of back pain through a telephone helpline and via their website and various publications.