A New Safe Choice For Animals
An important new register has been created. The Register for Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) lists professionals using Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Physiotherapy techniques for
animals. This national organisation’s standards are similar to those set worldwide.
All practitioners listed have reached the Gold Standard of practice set by RAMP. They are properly qualified and insured.
The list is available on the website www.rampregister.org. It is organised by geographical area to make practitioners easy-to-find for vets, trainers and animal owners.
The musculoskeletal sector is a relatively young industry which contains multiple competing types of practice that has caused confusions for animal owners. This was potentially putting animals at risk.
The situation was also hindering essential cooperation, liaison and interaction between vets and practitioners.
Musculoskeletal treatment should only be carried out by people who are appropriately competent. This will avoid causing undue pain, distress or suffering to the animal.
Vets and animal owners can now make an informed choice and find an appropriately competent professional to provide the services they require.
RAMP will also provide a new, robust complaints procedure.
Further information is available on the website www.rampregister.org
The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) is a Clinical Interest Group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and represents the interests of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy. ACPAT members are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists (MCSP's) who have also trained in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals.
Why Choose Chartered?
Why is it important that I choose a Chartered Physiotherapist? A growing number of Chartered Physiotherapists now work with animals. Unlike the title 'Veterinary Surgeon' the title 'Animal or Veterinary Physiotherapist' is not protected. This means that any one can call themselves an animal or veterinary physiotherapist regardless of their qualifications. The title 'Chartered Physiotherapist' is protected by law and can only be used by physiotherapists who have achieved a high level of academic and practical training in all aspects of physiotherapy and are consequently qualified and registered to practice.
ACPAT members are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists who have also trained in Physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals.
Note: Legislation stipulates that animals may only be treated by a Veterinary Surgeon or someone authorised by a Veterinary Surgeon. Members of ACPAT adhere to this requirement to safeguard the interest of the animal.
Use an ACPAT Animal Physiotherapist because they:
Note: Legislation stipulates that animals may only be treated by a Veterinary Surgeon or someone authorised by a Veterinary Surgeon. Members of ACPAT adhere to this requirement to safeguard the interest of the animal. Therefore a Veterinary Referral will always be required
Gillian Barrett, Grad.Dip.Phys, ACPAT Cat A, FP-MT
Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in Animal Physiotherapy
Tel: 07765 238 937