How do I book on to a Physio First course if I am not a member?

In order to log in to our Physio First website as a non-member, you will be required to register as what we call a ‘CSP visitor’. Being a CSP visitor is a way for our non-members to gain limited access to our full education course list, articles and other interesting information.

By logging in as a CSP visitor, you will receive your own Physio First membership number and password which will allow you to log in to our website as a non-member.

To register as a CSP Visitor:

  • You will need to go to our Physio First home page (http://www.physiofirst.org.uk/)
  • Then select the ‘register’ tab from the blue bar at the top of the screen. 
  • Click ‘register now’ within the blue box labelled ‘CSP visitor’
  • Next you will be required to enter your full contact details, HCPC and CSP number
    Please note that if you have not entered your HCPC or CSP numbers your application will be declined.
  • Once you have submitted your application to be a CSP Visitor, our Office team will review the details within your application and will process this ensuring that you will receive your CSP Visitor log in number and password in due course.

 

To book a Physio First course as a CSP visitor:

  1. You will need to go to our Physio First home page (http://www.physiofirst.org.uk/)
  2. Click the ‘Log in’ tab from the blue bar at the top of the screen with your CSP visitor details. 
  3. Within the blue box titled ‘CSP Visitor’, log in using your Physio First membership number and password which has been emailed to you.
  4. Click ‘Course and Events’ tab on the pink bar at the top of the page
  5. Search for the course of your choice – all events are in date order
  6. Click on the course title – the ‘Event Details’ page will load
  7. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select ‘Continue’
  8. You will need to tick the ‘Online Course Fee’ box, then click ‘Book Event’
  9. The next page will detail our cancellation policy –tick to confirm you have read and understood the Cancellation and Refund policy
  10. Once ticked, select ‘Confirm Event Booking’
  11. Next you will be required to answer a few simple questions relating to how you heard about our event and dietary requirements also. 
  12. You will then need to click ‘Continue to Payments Screen.’
  13. You will be required to pay for the event you have chosen to attend using WorldPay to process your payment – select ‘Event payment using WorldPay’.
  14. Once you have entered your payment details, you should expect to receive confirmation of your booking via email, with your sales receipt also. Please contact our Physio First Office if you do not receive these within 1 day of booking

If you experience any problems in booking your place online, please call our Physio First Education Team on 01604 684968.

How do I book on to a Physio First course if I am a member?

Choose login from the blue top navigation bar. Add your membership number and password, next navigate to events.

  1. Search for the course of your choice – all events are in date order
  2. Click on the course title – the ‘Event Details’ page will load
  3. In the corner of the page, a button will say, 'book your place', or if you are logged out, 'log in to book'
  4. You will need to tick the ‘Online Course Fee’ box, then click ‘Book Event’
  5. The next page will detail our cancellation policy –tick to confirm you have read and understood the Cancellation and Refund policy
  6. Once ticked, select ‘Confirm Event Booking’
  7. Next you will be required to answer a few simple questions relation to how you heard about our event and dietary requirements also.
  8. You will then need to click ‘Continue to Payments Screen.’
  9. You will be required to pay for the event you have chosen to attend using WorldPay to process your payment – select ‘Event payment using WorldPay.

Please be aware that you will need to have your payment details to hand to prevent the webpage from timing out during this process. If an error appears stating that you have been provisionally booked on to our event, you will be required to contact our Education Team in order to make payment.

Once you have entered your payment details, you should expect to receive confirmation of your booking via email, with your sales receipt also. Please contact our Physio First Office if you do not receive these within 1 day of booking.

If you experience any problems in booking your place online, please call our Physio First Education Team on 01604 684968.

What is our central education programme’s purpose, aim and direction?

Our Physio First education sub committee historically has strived to empower members by providing courses and learning on both clinical and business topics to enhance their skills within the context of the current evidence base. However, changes to our marketplace have seen an increasing number of course providers emerge, in addition to new ways of gaining CPD such as online learning and forums.

With finite resources and as a not-for-profit organisation, it is neither desirable nor possible for us to compete to deliver similar course content.

In addition, Physio First has been working hard in trying to forecast our purpose for the next 5 years and through a staged facilitatory process the executive have now articulated this as our ‘’statement of intent’’ which is to: "Champion evidence-based, cost effective private physiotherapy with Physio First members in the changing healthcare marketplace’’.

As a result of this determining of Physio first’s purpose, aim and direction of travel, our education committee have had to evaluate every course on the centrally run education programme to ensure that it strategically aligns with the statement above.

Our committee have also had to decide on a strategy to help us to reach our goals, which is now defined as; "to engage with strategically and culturally aligned tutors to deliver courses that are simply not available anywhere else and that empower members of Physio first to achieve our intent’’

Our ethos is very much about delivering new evidence to physiotherapists in private practice in order to give them cutting edge material and offer a unique service in this changing marketplace. It is our intention to promote rigorous, robust and validated data to give private practitioners the ability to profoundly support and defend the profession.

To be able to defend our profession we need to demonstrate our cost effectiveness; this may be in the use of outcome measures such as PROMS (patient reported outcome measures) or by signing up to the Physio First Data for Impact study. Stakeholders such as health insurers are increasingly looking at the value they receive for their rehabilitation ‘spend’, the bulk of which is on MSK conditions such as low back pain. The aim of our education sub committee is to explore ways in which we can assist members to demonstrate an advanced level of practice to purchasers of private physiotherapy, whilst retaining their own clinical autonomy.

Physio First course bookings: When should I expect to receive my confirmation details?

You should receive confirmation of your booking via email, with your sales receipt also within 24 hours of booking. Please ensure that you check your ‘junk / spam’ inbox.

10 days prior to the course you will also receive a courtesy reminder email which will provide you with the final arrangements for the event such as parking instructions and directions to the venue. Timings for the day will also be detailed. 

If you have not received any of the above at least 10 days before the event date please contact our Physio First education team on 01604684968 (Opening Hours: Mon- Fri 9am to 5pm).

Can I request for a specific central course to run in my region and who do I contact?

All centrally run courses are organised by our Physio First office team and are hosted by an elected Regional Officer.

It is the Regional Officer's responsibility to liaise with their members to ensure that any requests are addressed.

Due to this, if you would like to request a specific central course to run in your region please contact your relevant Regional Officer who will in turn notify our education team.

All course requests will then be considered when developing our central education programme for the following year. Your Regional Officer will continue to keep you updated.

Please click here to find your Regional Officer’s contact details.

What courses are available within the Physio First central education programme?

If you are interested in any of the below courses, and would like to see a full list of our course dates for 2017 please click here

Please click here to be directed to our FAQ for a non members’ guide to creating a log in and booking on to a Physio First course.

Five phases of back rehab pre course details.pdf

 

Road Cycling Injuries pre course details.pdf

 

Exercise Prescription Pre-course Details.pdf

 

Five Phases of the Knee Rehab pre course details.pdf

 

Musculoskeletal Occupational Health Acupuncture precourse details.pdf

 

Musculoskeletal Injuries in Sporting Children & Adolescents Part 1 - Course Details .pdf

 

Part 2 Musculoskeletal Injuries in Sporting Children & Adolescents - Course Details 14.pdf

 

The Young Athlete precourse details.pdf

 

Myofascial Spine pre course details.pdf

 

Treating the Neuro Patient pre course details.pdf

 

Reappraising Entrapment Neuropathies precourse details.pdf

 

Sport Specific Rehab pre course details.pdf

 

 

 

Why is there no Physio First central education programme for 2018?

Physio First is currently on a very specific journey to make huge changes that involve our vision, our culture, our strategy and consequently, the way we provide education courses to our members. We are doing this so that we can become the “go-to organisation” for championing private physiotherapy in what we think is an ambitious, brave, and (in the healthcare marketplace) disruptive way.

Currently, an evaluation of other courses on offer in our marketplace, combined with a background of falling delegate uptake on our own courses has meant that we have had to examine and channel our finite office and financial resources available to us in order to achieve our intent.

We have, therefore made the decision to postpone our education programme indefinitely while we review our Physio First education programme, and our future strategic focus on providing courses that will support our members in achieving the status of Quality Assured Practitioner. We are currently exploring the baseline elements required for obtaining and retaining Quality Assured Practitioner accreditation with the aim of making some impactful changes to our 2018 education programme, which will also be determined by marketplace changes, and be developed in collaboration with our external stakeholders.

Our re-evaluation of the status of our education programme will be discussed in February 2018 by our education sub committee, all of whom are volunteer members working in the best interests of our members and we will ensure that our Physio First membership is informed immediately of any decisions made at our meeting.

Please watch your emails and our website for further information.

What if I am booked to attend a course but can no longer attend?

The Education Sub Committee has issued the below cancellation policy that comes into effect in relation to all Physio First Education Programme courses from January 2006. Cancellation with short notice does have Implications in that it can deprive other members of a place and can be the difference between making a course viable and non-viable. Rather than receiving a refund; if a member would prefer to transfer his / her place on a course to an alternative venue / date, this will be possible but notice must be given at least 10 weeks prior to the delivery date of the course. Where courses are full and a waiting list is in operation and an individual on that waiting list has been informed. That a place has become available, a period of 7 days will be allowed for payment. If payment is not received within that period, then the place will be offered to the next person on the list. A place is not confirmed until payment is received in full. Physio First reserves the right to change venue, cancel (or reschedule) a course at any time with a full refund. In this case, course fees will be fully refunded to the attendee but Physio First is not responsible for travel, hotel or other expenses incurred.

20 weeks before the event date will produce a 75% refund / 6 weeks before the event date will produce a 50% refund / 4 weeks before the event no refund will be issued.

Is there any advice about CPD recording for HCPC registration?

Our recommendation would be to check the official HCPC website - http://www.hpc-uk.org/registrants/cpd/

Is there another way I can book a course without booking online?

We encourage our members and non-members to book online as this entitles them to a further £10 reduction on their course booking. Alternatively you can speak with our education team on 01604 684 968 however please note that standard prices would apply.

You can also download an application form. Once complete email this to education@physiofirst.org.uk

Physio First Conference application form.docx