Health and disability
Medicines and Prescribing

Protected titles
Regulation of further groups
The Register
Other regulators
Vetting and barring
Temporary provision of services
Home > About regulation > Professions


We currently regulate 16 health and care professions, click on each profession for more details:

Arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England, speech and language therapists.


Physiotherapists deal with human function and movement and help people to achieve their full physical potential. They use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore wellbeing.

Protected titles

Physical Therapist

Number of registrants: 51,383 (02/11/15)

Professional bodies:

Each of the professions regulated by us has at least one professional body and/or association. These organisations do work which may include promoting the profession, representing members, curriculum frameworks, post registration education and training and continuing professional development. Whilst these organisations are separate from the HCPC, their role may be complementary to ours, which is why we have provided their contact details below:

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
14 Bedford Row,
Telephone: 020 7306 6666

Current renewal start date: 01 May 2014

Current renewal end date: 30 April 2016

Next renewal start date: 01 May 2016

Next renewal end date: 30 April 2018

Print  Print page     
Renewal resources