Burning question - practising and cage fighting

‘I am a practising NHS physiotherapist as well as a professional cage fighter. Can I do both?’


Cage fighting, like many martial arts or fighting sports, is a lawful and regulated activity.

Care must be taken however to separate the two professions in a clear way and to consider the impact, if any, that being a cage fighter may have on your reputation and the reputation of physiotherapy.

Examples would include not referring to physiotherapy when being interviewed and maintaining a high standard of behaviour at all times.

You should also check your employment contract as it may restrict your ability to work outside your main NHS job.  

For further information, see the CSP Code of Members’ Professional Values and Behaviours via the CSP website: www.csp.org.uk

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

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