Join Physio First and you’ll open the door to a wealth of unique professional support and information that no other private physiotherapy membership organisation in the UK can offer.

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The benefits of Physio First are tailored to meet the specific needs of physiotherapists in private practice.

Physio First gives me the confidence to know that I have easy access to help should I need it. It’s also a useful means for keeping up with CPD and the latest research.

Susan Bennett - Physiotherapy Manipulation and Sports Injuries Clinic


How will being a member of Physio First benefit you?

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Choose the membership category that suits your situation:

Full member

If you join Physio First as a Full member, the initial cost is £240.

This is made up of:

  • £240 for 2021/22 Subscription

Affiliate member

If you fulfil the requirements of an Affiliate member, the initial cost is £221.

This is made up of:

  • £221 for 2021/22 Subscription

Please note that Affiliate membership is open to physiotherapists who are employed in a private practice, the practice principal or physiotherapist manager of which is a full Physio First member.

Deferred membership

Physiotherapists who are in the process of setting up in private practice but don’t currently meet our Physio First membership criteria can gain access to our advice and benefits by subscribing for a full year, this costs £240

  • £240 for 2021/22 subscription

Part-time subscribers

Part-time subscription is for private physiotherapists that work 20 hours or less and work for a clinic working towards Quality Assured Clinic (QAC) status by collecting data on all their new patients where possible.

To apply for this rate, your practice must confirm in writing that you meet the definition of a part-time subscriber, and you work 20 hours or less per week. You must also begin to collect patient outcome data on Data for Impact (DfI) and be collecting PROMs within one calendar month of joining Physio First. Part-time subscription is not available to practice principals, sole practitioners or those who are not participating in DfI.

If you fulfil the requirements of a part time subscriber, the initial cost is £120

This is made up of:

  • £120 for 2021/22 Subscription

Pay as You Go Membership

As a membership organisation we are owned and governed by you.  

We have been working hard behind the scenes to improve our offer to Private Physiotherapists. We are pleased to announce a new pay as you go membership that gives you month-by-month access to all the benefits of Physio First with no contract – no hidden clauses. 

Pay as You Go Membership costs per month*: 

£22 for a full member 

£20 for an affiliate member 

£11 for a part-time subscriber 

*These rates are subject to change in line with our annual subscription rate.

Please read our Terms & Conditions about our subscription.


Sign-up here and start benefiting from the Physio First community.

To join you will need your Health and Care Professions Council number, your Chartered Society of Physiotherapy number and your debit or credit card details. To obtain £10 discount on our annual subscription rates, complete a direct debit mandate for future subscriptions. To do this you will need your bank details. 

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NB: If you have been a member of Physio First within the last three years and are looking to rejoin, please contact our membership team by email or telephone 01604 684960.

Journal subscription                                                                   

Open to any individual, company or organisation who would like our quarterly journal, In Touch, delivered to their door.

In Touch contains clinical and business articles and general information about Physio First.

Annual subscription for 2020/21 is £40.

Our membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March and once we have your direct debit instruction, your subscription will be taken from your bank on, or immediately after, 1 April every year. Payment for a full year’s subscription will be taken at the time of registration irrespective of the time of year you join Physio First.

We regret we cannot offer refunds if you cancel your membership during the year. You must tell us at least four weeks before the renewal date if you do not wish to renew your membership. This is to allow us enough time to cancel your Direct Debit instruction.


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