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Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN)

Full name: 
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN)
Area of interest: 
Physiotherapy related to the needs of neurologically impaired adults, their relatives and carers.
Contact
Contact: 
ACPIN Secretary
Membership: 
3000+
Publications: 

Synapse (published April & November); Standards in Neurology; Clinical Guidelines for Splinting and Casting; Service Development in Neurology booklet; and a Manual Handling Guidance booklet. 

Continuing professional development: 

ACPIN websiteThis includes a events for CPD; resources for clinical practice and from previous conferences; downloadable membership form, research/database request form, details of the National Committee, structure of ACPIN, back copies of Synapse; regional information and research information.

Regional network The group has a network of 18 regional representatives who can be contacted for information regarding study days and the private physiotherapy register. Each region has its own educational programme. Check the ACPIN website and click on the regions tab.

Peer support/mentorship Support and advice is available via the Executive Committee. Local advice can be obtained via regional representatives.

Publications Synapse is produced twice a year in April and November. It is issued free to all members.

Conferences and study days The ACPIN International Conference and AGM are held in March. ACPIN study days vary in every region, please check your region for events via the ACPIN website. Each region has an ACPIN email address and this would be the best way to contact them for more event information.

Links with other groups/organisations ACPIN has links with organisations in the field of neurology, including the MS Society, Stroke Association, Headway; the Neurological Alliance; Parkinsons Disease Association; The Royal College of Physicians Stroke Working Party; the Stroke Forum and the Guillain Barré Society.

Promoting research: 

Promoting research awareness Members can access the ACPIN database. The information held relates to members' specific interests and their willingness to be involved in research. Regional research facilitators and the group's research officer are appointed to promote and encourage research within the membership. You can contact

Published evidence-based material ACPIN (1998;updated 2014), Clinical Practice Guidelines on Splinting Adults with Neurological Dysfunction, CSP. 

Who can join: 

Full membership is open to all chartered physiotherapists. Associate membership is open to all therapists and professional bodies with an interest in neurology. Student membership is offered at a reduced rate.Overseas membership is available for physiotherapists working in neurology in other countries. 

Expectations of members: 

Attendance at conferences is expected. Exchange of information via Synapse, the ACPIN journal, by writing articles, case reports, equipment reviews. Members are encouraged to become fully involved in the work of the ACPIN and to support their local group. 

Subscription details: 

£35 

Outcome measures: 

The group recommends its members use the CSP outcome measures database available on this website. 

Status: 
Recognised
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