The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) is  a Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The group was founded in 1947.

Registered members of ACPOHE are physiotherapists who have demonstrated specialist competency in the fields of occupational health or ergonomics.

Simply we are Physio’s for Work and Health. We work to improve the health and wellbeing of  workers so that they can do their jobs efficiently and effectively. We improve work design through ergonomics, to make work tasks comfortable and safe.  An ACPOHE Occupational Physiotherapist typically can produce a return on investment for an organisation of £3 for every £1 spent.

ACPOHE members work in diverse settings, including  Manufacturing, NHS, Service Industries, Offices, Retail, Healthcare, Ergonomics Consultancies, Public Sector  and Private Practice.   They   improve the safety, comfort and performance of the working population to reduce accidents and sickness absence, improve productivity and performance.  There are significant benefits to both employers and  employees. 

Long term absence management: Some  members have specialist skills in helping people who are off work long term to return to work in a safe and sustainable way.  

Become a member of  ACPOHE

Standard membership of ACPOHE is open to members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy who are interested in joining our special interest group. Most members begin as normal members and then work towards Technical and Registered membership.
ACPOHE operates additional levels of membership; Technical and Registered membership. These memberships are for ACPOHE members who want to undertake further professional development in occupational health and ergonomics and can demonstrate additional competency within these fields.
International membership is open to qualified physiotherapists working and registered by their governing body in other countries and also CSP members working abroad.

Associate membership is available to related health professionals that share a professional interest in Occupational Health and Ergonomics.
Corporate membership is for larger organisations that employ 5 or more members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy who have an interest in joining our special interest group and gives a 20% discount. The organisaton would need to demonstrate they have achieved or working towards SEQOHS accreditation.

ACPOHE journal

The ACPOHE journal Occupational Health Physiotherapy is now available in electronic format. We are making this edition free to download.

Publication highlights

Competency Framework for Physiotherapists working in Occupational Health & Ergonomics

Guidance on ACPOHE 2019 Salary Scales - The recommended minimum terms and conditions of employment for ACPOHE members, be they working on a full or part-time basis. The document also gives guidance to those members who are self employed.

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Occupational Health Physiotherapist Register of ACPOHE Members

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