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 Registered membership.
ACPOHE operates a Registered membership. Registered members are required to demonstrate additional competency in Occupational Health or Ergonomics.

Associate membership is  available to related professionals that share a professional interest in Occupational Health and Ergonomics.

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 2016 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.

Find an Occupational Health Physiotherapist

Find a physiotherapist with experience in the fields of Occupational Health and ergonomics.

Occupational Health Physiotherapist Register of ACPOHE Members

Check a physiotherapist is registered to the ACPOHE

Upgrade to be a Registered Member of ACPOHE

The ACPOHE registered membership scheme recognises physiotherapists who have undertaken additional professional development in occupational health services and can demonstrate their competency in the field. 

Find out more on becoming a registered member of ACPOHE