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Burning question - use of the term 'Olympic'

I treated athletes at the 2012 Olympics so I’ve changed my practice letterhead to say ‘Olympic physiotherapist’.

Can I do this?

No.

There are very strict rules about the use of the term ‘Olympic’ and nobody has the right to call themselves an ‘Olympic physiotherapist’.

This term does not exist. You can say that you are a physiotherapist who volunteered at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Only athletes are Olympians, not officials.

This is also true of the Commonwealth Games. For more information, contact the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine via its website: www.acpsm.org

This is intended as general information only and does not replace individual advice

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