Modernising the physiotherapy career framework

Welcome to the modernising the physiotherapy career framework project. Here, you can keep up to date with how this project is progressing and contribute to the development of the framework.

Background to the project

The CSP published the original version of the physiotherapy framework for the profession in 2011, but since then the range of roles and responsibilities of physiotherapy staff have evolved and broadened – resulting in a much more diverse 21st-century workforce.

Due to these changes, the current physiotherapy framework, which defines and describes the capabilities required at different levels of practice, contains certain elements that now require updating.

The 2011 framework needs modernising, but its underpinning reference points – such as the definition of physiotherapy and the core physiotherapy knowledge, values and behaviours – remain valid. The core domains of physiotherapy practice that it describes are also unchanged. However, there is now a need and a desire to situate the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of the profession in the four pillars of modern allied health professional practice. The intention is that this will refresh our thinking and foster new views about what a career in physiotherapy can mean and how we can approach growth and development.

As a result, the new career development project aims to produce updated support for members, helping them to think differently about their personal and professional growth, and their career development.

Have your say

August 2022

Two career framework cafés for members will be held on 11 August and 22 August. Drop in to hear from the project team and share your views on career development and the language used to describe various levels of practice. Both sessions are the same so you only need to sign up to one by following the links to Eventbrite below.

September 2022

Members are invited to attend two final career framework cafés on 13 September and 28 September. Attend to hear from the project team and to share your views on the new draft framework. Both sessions are the same so you only need to sign up to one by following the links to Eventbrite below.

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