Professional Indemnity Insurance & Physiotherapists

There has been a lot of discussion recently about professional indemnity insurance for Physiotherapists practising Acupuncture.

Members of the CSP

For those Physiotherapists who are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy [CSP] and working within their Scope of Practice, the situation is simple. A CSP member who is properly trained, is insured to use Acupuncture by virtue of their CSP Membership. There is no need for any additional or top-up insurance to practise Acupuncture.

The only circumstances in which additional insurance may be required are if the Physiotherapist is treating an elite sportsperson, or if they are treating conditions outside the Physiotherapy Scope of Practice. In such circumstances, increased cover may be required regardless of whether Acupuncture is being used and Physiotherapists are recommended to consult Graybrook Insurance, CSP Insurance Brokers.

For the avoidance of doubt, the content of all current ALIED Acupuncture courses, including Women's Health and Acupuncture in Pregnancy is within Physiotherapy Scope of Practice.

Non-CSP Members

Where a Physiotherapist is not a member of the CSP, she/he is advised to consult the provider of their insurance as to what exactly is covered by the insurance. Such Physiotherapists are advised to check this cover for all modalities, not just Acupuncture. As with CSP members, there may be a need for increased insurance cover when treating elite sportspersons or when treating conditions outside Physiotherapy Scope of Practice.

For the avoidance of doubt, the content of all current ALIED Acupuncture courses, including Women's Health and Acupuncture in Pregnancy, is within Physiotherapy Scope of Practice.

Further Information

In the case of any doubt about insurance cover, CSP members are advised to contact:-

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Acupuncture in Physiotherapy

The Government's recent decision not to introduce statutory regulation [SR] of Acupuncture has a significant effect on Physiotherapists who wish to use Acupuncture within their clinical practice.

It has also caused tutors at ALIED, along with many other experienced Physiotherapist Acupuncture Tutors, to reappraise our affiliations.

M-Level Accreditation

The ALIED Foundation Acupuncture Course is M-Level Accredited to the University of Hertfordshire [UH]and the ALIED Principal, Jennie Longbottom, is a member of the University Staff.

Registration with UH is an option for Foundation Course Students and an outline of the M-Level Accreditation Process is available for students.

Have a Course at Your Location

Have you thought about an Acupuncture course at your location?

You can either run the course yourself, or ALIED will organise the whole thing.

Full details of the arrangements are available on the website.