Why can physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors work?

01 Jul 2020 09:40 | SMA Member Administration (Administrator)
  • These industries are regulated, which means they are controlled by Government rules. In other words, they are a controlled industry and members can be struck off and unable to work if they break the rules. Our industry is not regulated (see above) and consequently advice we give is just that, its advisory, we cannot enforce it. If sports massage therapists do not follow our advice, we can remove that person from our Association but that doesn’t mean they can no longer work. It is not a necessity for sports massage therapists to be a member of a Professional Association at all and therefore there are many people working within our industry with minimal qualifications. Should the government say massage therapists can return to work, it includes ANYONE, not just the appropriately qualified, professional therapists.


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