Collaborate, Don’t Compete

Our Collaborate, Don’t Compete project promotes how collaborative working with other exercise professionals can improve rehabilitation outcomes for patients, populations and communities

Physios checking on a patient while they exercise with small hand weights

Ever wondered how you can work alongside exercise professionals and optimise the knowledge and skillsets of everyone for best service user outcome?

Learn how members are working collaboratively across sectors and specialities to provide effective rehabilitation, and share our latest resources.

About the project

The provision of high quality clinical exercise is playing an increasing role in public health and rehabilitation interventions, and there is a growing need for patients and populations to access it. 

Find out more about Collaborate, Don't Compete
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Principles of collaborative working

Read a Frontline article on how opportunities for the physiotherapy profession to work with other exercise professionals to deliver high quality rehabilitation are growing.

What are the principles of collaborative working?

Video case studies

Watch how the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals and Pure Sports Medicine work alongside exercise professionals to help their patients reach their rehab goals.

Watch the videos
Physio supervising a patient on a treadmill

St Mirren Football Club

Learn how physio Jacqueline Hamilton works with sport rehabilitator David Hartley for a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation at a St. Mirren Football club, near Glasgow.

Find out more about the club's approach to rehab
Physios taking patients through their paces at St Mirren Football Club

Royal Marsden cancer service

Find out why Royal Marsden employs a cancer exercise specialist to work with physiotherapists and cancer patients.

Read more about the Royal Marsden's work
Physio working with a cancer patient and supervising him lifting small handweights

Social media graphics

Use these graphics on Twitter to spread awareness of the project and the benefits of collaborative working.

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The way to provide seamless rehab was to reduce barriers and collaborate

Supporting the development of a clinical exercise physiologist role

Following the CSP's move to support the development of a voluntary register for Clinical Exercise Physiologists (CEPs), it is now a registered profession. Read the answers to our frequently asked questions on the role.

Read the FAQs on supporting the development of a Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Physio findings: Nordic hamstring exercises halves hamstring injury

Why the CSP is supporting the clinical exercise physiologist role

Read the blog post on why CSP Council decided to support developing a role for clinical exercise physiologists (CEPs), allowing them to be accredited and to join a new voluntary register.

Read the blog about why CSP is supporting clinical exercise physiologists
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FAQ about working with exercise professionals

Exercise professionals can play a key role in supporting the physiotherapy profession to expand the exercise offer in rehabilitation pathways. These FAQs highlight points to consider when looking at working with exercise professionals.

FAQ about exercise professionals
A prehab physio helps a patient exercise