Physio First is committed to championing evidenced, value-based private physiotherapy with Physio First members in the changing healthcare marketplace.

We are the trade association for chartered physiotherapists in private practice and a dynamic and professional network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. We have more than 3,000 members across the whole of the United Kingdom.


Physio First is run by our members and we pride ourselves on being an organisation that works with our members. All members have access to the unique benefits of being part of Physio First.

Our elected Physio First executive committee, supported by fellow volunteer members, our Northampton-based office team and commissioned professional advisors, proactively work to deliver our vision.

The majority of our executive officers are practising physiotherapists and we understand and appreciate the issues facing private physiotherapy today.

Physio First also has a network of Community Representatives – practising private physiotherapists who liaise closely with our executive committee. Community Representatives communicate with local members to ensure effective, two-way communication and information-sharing.

We are committed to championing evidenced, value-based private physiotherapy with Physio First members in the changing healthcare marketplace.

Physio First membership will support you to:

  • Demonstrate quality through independent analysis of your patient outcome data
  • Continuously develop personally, professionally and commercially
  • Share and receive practical advice with a community of like-minded private physiotherapists
  • Remain current with the most up-to-date marketplace information
  • Be part of a collective that shapes the private physiotherapy marketplace
  • Benefit from the support of trusted partner organisations

As a clinical interest group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, we are formally recognised by the Council of the CSP as representing self-employed physiotherapists and those who work for them in private practice.

We are functional and well-structured and use planning and capacity management tools and systems which includes our sophisticated Membership Relationship Management (MRM) system.