Physio First is for championing evidence-based, cost-effective private physiotherapy with Physio First members in the changing healthcare

We are the trade association for chartered physiotherapists in private practice and a dynamic and professional network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. We have more than 3,000 members across the whole of the United Kingdom.


Physio First is run by our members and we pride ourselves on being an organisation that works with our members. All members have access to the unique benefits of being part of Physio First.

Our elected Physio First executive committee, supported by fellow volunteer members, our Northampton-based office team and commissioned professional advisors, proactively work to deliver our vision.

The majority of our executive officers are practising physiotherapists and we understand and appreciate the issues facing private physiotherapy today.

Physio First also has a network of Regional Officers – practising private physiotherapists who liaise closely with our executive committee. Regional Officers communicate with local members to ensure effective, two-way communication and information-sharing.

We are committed to championing evidence-based, cost-effective private physiotherapy with our members. In response to members’ needs we have developed our Big 5 unique benefits which include:

As a clinical interest group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, we are formally recognised by the Council of the CSP as representing self-employed physiotherapists and those who work for them in private practice.

We are functional and well-structured and use planning and capacity management tools and systems which includes our sophisticated Membership Relationship Management (MRM) system.