Sports massage

You will need separate insurance if you want to practice sports massage and you are not a registered physiotherapist.

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Qualified physiotherapists, who are HCPC registered and ‘full-practising’ CSP members, do not need separate ‘sports massage’ insurance as this activity is covered under the terms of the main CSP PLI scheme.

Student Members may undertake sports massage work separate to their physiotherapy studies. Associate Members may practice sports massage outside of their physiotherapy related work. These membership groups need additional sports massage insurance and the CSP offers a suitable policy via Graybrooks

To be eligible to buy the policy you must:

  • Be a current student and/or associate member of the CSP
  • Hold one of these qualifications:
    - Level 3 ( or higher) Sports Massage Certificate from Sports Massage Association Accredited Schools
    - Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Certificate from VTCT, ITEC or CIBTAC
  • Retain your certificate of sports massage qualification as proof of eligibility to purchase the scheme.

No other qualifications are acceptable

The premium paid covers a fixed 12 month period from July one year to June the following year. A pro-rata premium is payable for those who take out the policy mid-term. Renewals will come directly to you provided you are still a CSP Student and/or Associate Member.

Student members do not need to continue their separate sports massage policy once they are a registered physiotherapist and they have moved into a ‘practising member’ category of CSP membership (either B or C categories).

Student members can apply for cover directly with the MPLC.

The policy provides run-off cover for students not progressing to full-practising member status.

Access relevant documentation

  1. Full policy schedule of the Student Sports Massage policy 2020-21: this document provides the full terms and conditions of the Student Sports Massage insurance policy. 

Evidence of Insurance

You can now download your personal 'Evidence of sports massage insurance document' from the website. To use this service you need to be a current CSP member of one of the following types: Student member, Associate member, Associate student member or Life member.

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