Running has to be one of the easiest exercises to take up, it's free to do, and leaves you feeling great! If you are embarking on your first VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on 1st June 2015 or you’re familiar with the marathon, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists have all you need to know to get you on the road to success, injury free!
The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists are proud supporters of the 2015 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Chartered Physiotherapists are extensively trained in the most up to date physiotherapeutic treatments but place equal emphasis on prehabilitation and the prevention of injury and dysfunction. Whether your goal is to walk, jog or run this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon this blog aims to guide you through your training.
What is a Chartered Physiotherapist?
The title "Physiotherapist" alone is not evidence of a formal qualification in Physiotherapy. A Chartered Physiotherapist is a specialised member of the healthcare team, recognised by the medical profession and the Department of Health. All Chartered Physiotherapists carry a University qualification.
The title "Chartered Physiotherapist" indicates that a physiotherapist is a member of the professional regulating body, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP).
Using their extensive scientific background of human anatomy and physiology, Chartered Physiotherapists can assess, diagnose and treat conditions and illnesses that affect people in all ages and social groups whether that is to assist a patient to prevent injury in the workplace or on the sports field.
Physiotherapists use mainly physical means such as exercise, manipulation, mobilisation, massage and electrical modalities to help patients achieve their full potential.
When you attend a Chartered Physiotherapist, you can be sure of:
- "A professional, scientific approach to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of your complaint;
- Seeing a therapist who has qualified with a University degree and who is committed to continuing education and research".
Chartered Physiotherapists are recognised and covered by VHI, Quinn Healthcare, Vivas and other health insurance schemes.
The ISCP is an official supporter of the 2015 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. For further info, contact the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists on 01 402 2148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more about the ISCP at www.iscp.ie or find your local Chartered Physiotherapist at www.findaphysio.ie.