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CPD-Accredited Physiotherapy Course

Specialist Academy


£399.80 inc VAT
Or £66.63/mo. for 6 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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  • Tutor is available to students

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Would you like to gain an introduction into the field of physiotherapy? Back pain, sports injuries and ergonomics are common issues and having knowledge about these areas can help make a considerable difference to a person’s health. In this course we discuss these areas in details, looking at preventative measures, occupational health, recovery from injuries, the main systems in the human body and more.

Our course is accredited by the CPD Service, which means that it may count towards CPD requirements for professionals such as personal trainers and health professionals. This course does not allow you to practice or call yourself a physiotherapist. To do so you must complete an HCPC approved physiotherapy course and be registered as a Physiotherapist with the HCPC. For more information please visit the HCPC website.

Do you want to:

  1. Learn about physiotherapy to improve your own health?
  2. Understand how to prevent injury and the impact that different lifestyles have on the body?
  3. Get a detailed understanding of physiotherapy, free from any bias?.

If yes, then this is the course for you.

In this course you will gain a strong understanding of the history of physiotherapy and its relationship to other body systems such as the skeletal, muscular and neuromuscular systems. You will examine the role of prevention within the science by focusing on both injury prevention and ergonomics.

Specific diseases will be discussed such as osteoporosis and back pain as well as other types of treatment such as acupuncture and hydrotherapy. The course will then conclude with understanding the role of a physiotherapist in relation to other treatments such as alternative therapies, sports coaches, personal trainers and osteopaths.

What can you do following the course?

For all students, career coaching is available from a registered physiotherapist, who will discuss what is required to become a physiotherapist. The knowledge gain in this course could be used to work in a health shop, in a fitness centre, as a journalist and more. Even if you don’t plan to pursue being a physiotherapist as a career, it is great for those looking to make more informed decisions about their own health and their family.

Post career coaching
Another option is to get career coaching from our experienced physiotherapist, who will be able to guide you on what career options are available.

What do you get with the course?

  • Detailed notes and end of course exam.
  • Tutor support throughout the course
  • A comprehensive manual covering all aspects of the course.
  • Online quizzes to re-enforce understanding.
  • End of course examination with CPD-Accredited certificate for CPD purposes.
  • Lifetime access to material.

Feedback from previous clients with The Specialist Academy

Julie Norton – Occupational Health Specialist

The training course contained information that will enhance both my job role and my family lifestyle.

Hemin F Najmadden - Medical Doctor

I have to say that I really enjoyed the training material. I am a medical doctor, living in Iraq and have 10 years experience in medical practice. Thanks for providing a pathway for further progress in this field.

Louise Smith – Senior Occupational Health Advisor

Your knowledge of the subject is very vast. This training course has giving me lot of new information

Julie Owen - Senior Dental Nurse

Having just completed the diet specialist course I have learned so much and found the course very informative, easy to follow and I thoroughly enjoyed enhancing my knowledge and understanding over the past 10 months.

I would highly recommend this course

Natalie Jones - Senior Occupational Health Advisor

You have excellent presentation and communication skills and delivered the course with enthusiasm

Laura Vaughan - Food teacher

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I am a Food teacher and a chef and so was fascinated by the subject.

Janette Pickles - Senior Occupational Health Advisor

You were really able to link the information to current situations in the workplace, and making sense of the terminology.

Jim Mccombie - Clinical Hypnotherapist

Thank you very much. I enjoyed the course very much and found it contributed greatly to my practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in developing a weight control program

Kate Fletcher - Senior Occupational Health Advisor

Enjoyed the training very much, and gained some very useful information


The modules that we cover in this course are:

Introduction to Physiotherapy

History and Background of biological science

  1. Physiotherapy and its relationship with other disciplines
  2. The Skeletal System
  3. Muscles and the Muscular System
  4. Neuromuscular System


  1. Historical perspective of injury prevention
  2. Injury Prevention
  3. Ergonomics
  4. Sports Injuries

Specific Interventions

  1. Rehabilitation
  2. Osteoporosis
  3. Back Pain
  4. Critical Care

Types of Treatment

  1. Acupuncture
  2. Aqua therapy, Hydrotherapy
  3. Use of TENS machines
  4. Ultra Sound

Physiotherapy Practises and Training

  1. Physiotherapy in conjunction with alternative therapies
  2. Understanding how to become a physiotherapist
  3. End of Course Assessment

Who is this course for?

Anybody who has an interest in physiotherapy


No pre-requirements

Career path

The knowledge gained in this course could be used to work in a health shop, in a fitness centre, as a journalist and more. Even if you don’t plan to pursue being a physiotherapist as a career, it is great for those looking to make more informed decisions about their own health and their family.

Questions and answers

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Neelam asked:

How many Points can I claim with this course?


Hello Neelam You can claim up to 40 CPD points with this course.

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John Addison asked:

Hi, would this course be beneficial to a yoga teacher, needing more anatomy and physiology experience?


Hello John. Yes as it covers a number of issues relating to the human body that are relevant in your profession. Things like The Skeletal System, Muscles and the Muscular System, Neuromuscular System, Injury Prevention and other topics.

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Joanne asked:

Does this course mean I can work as a physiotherapist? Or is there another course to become fully qualified?


Hello Joanne. No that would not be possible. This course is only for CPD purposes.

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Tasneem asked:

Are there bursaries provided for this course?


Our price has been reduced to £29, so unfortunately no bursaries are available.

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Gen asked:

I understand that a certificate of completion will be issued when I pass the exam. Will it state the name of the course as is?


Yes that is correct. Your name will be on the certificate.

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Edyta asked:

I order online this course, what do I have to do to start? Do I have to get in touch with the provider?


Hello Edyta When you purchase our course and then register with your details you get instant access to the course. We will get a notification once you have made the purchase so that we can send you your details.

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Neelam asked:

How much time do i have to finish this course?


Hello Neelam. You have 12 months to complete the course.

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Kuldip asked:

How many cpd points for course


You can claim 40 CPD points with this course.

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Barry asked:

Whats cpd?


The CPD Service is an independent body that ensures qualifications are in line with professional standards. Organisations that are already members of the CPD Certification Service include the NHS, the General Medical Council, the Health and Care Professionals Council, institutions such as the London School of Economics, Cancer Research, Kings College and the London Stock Exchange as well as businesses such as UBS bank, AXA, JP Morgan and others.

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VANDA asked:

Hello, With this course can i work as a physiotherapy assistant in a hospital? Thanks


This course is a CPD course and would not be sufficient to work as a physiotherapy assistant

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Stephane asked:

hello, I wanted to know the full price for the physiotherapy course


Hello Stephane The course is currently on offer, so it is at a discounted price of £29.

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Nitin asked:

How long does it take to complete this course on average (for exapmple 70 hours of self paced study etc). In addition, is there a certificate?


Hello Nitin. The Physiotherapy course takes 40 hours to complete and at the end you the course you will receive a certificate.

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Andrea asked:

Is there a deadline to finish the course? 6 months, 1 year or more?


Hello Andrea Yes you need to complete the exam within 12 months, however you do have unlimited access. However you can extend your access if required.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.