Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) is the national, professional association representing over 3,000 Chartered Physiotherapists in Ireland. The Society is respected and recognised both within and outside the profession, as the voice of physiotherapy in Ireland. Its mission is to promote and advocate for the physiotherapy profession and to support its members in leading and collaborating on the delivery of the highest standards of professional care.
Fran Theron, Emer Guinan, Amy Walsh and Orlaith Leo
Could you give us a brief introduction about yourself?
The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists is the national, professional body representing over 3,000 Chartered Physiotherapists in Ireland. The Society is respected and recognised both within and outside the profession, as the voice of physiotherapy in Ireland. We promote and advocate for the physiotherapy profession in Ireland.
Our strategic objectives 2022-2025 is to advance and promote the profession by:
• Leading, supporting and protecting members and enabling them to achieve the highest standards of professional care and positive health outcomes
• Influencing, impacting and instigating practice and policy developments within the health care system.
Our purpose is to enhance the profession’s capacity, respond to members’ needs and ensure the scope, impact and potential of physiotherapy are maximised, thereby positively contributing to the health and well-being of the citizens of Ireland.
Why did you join UcanACT?
We joined UcanAct to be involved in an exciting collaboration which will better understand how we can promote physical activity for cancer prevention, with a focus on the older person. This group is often excluded from cancer research, yet the majority of cancer occurs in older adults. Our members, and physiotherapists worldwide are uniquely placed to help in cancer prevention and increase public awareness of the benefits of physical activity, and making every contact count. The development of this programme will have a real societal impact.
What do you expect from the project?
Participation in UcanACT provides an opportunity to build a European-wide network of researches and professional partners, working in partnership and with senior citizens to develop a user-friendly approach to physical activity promotion for cancer prevention, making use of the environment and the world around us.
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