New regulation set for therapists in 2010

Monday 7th December, 2009

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) has announced new regulation for sports therapists, yoga practitioners, craniolsacral therapists, Bowen therapists and Alexander Technique practitioners for 2010.

The CNHC has sought the move for regulation in an effort to provide safe and minimum sets of standards. In January of 2010, sports and remedial therapists will have an official regulator meaning that sports people and trainers will have somewhere to seek out fully qualified practitioners.

CNCH Registrar and CEO Maggie Dunn believes it is a positive step for the safe future of sport.

“This is not only an important development for the CNHC but also for the sports industry,” she said.

“Any sports and remedial therapist applying to the CNHC register does so in the knowledge that they have to meet specific standards.”

During the announcement to delegates at the CNHC’s conference, Dunn also stated the move was important for the forthcoming Olympic Games in London.

“This is vital at a time when the country is preparing for the greatest sporting event in the world, the Olympics. We need to be delivering quality on every level in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics and the admission of sports and remedial therapist to the CNHC register is an important development in this process.”

Still in its first year of operation, the CNHC has already accepted registration from Aromatherapists, Massage Therapists, Reflexologists, Shiatsu practitioners and Nutritional Therapists. Those who receive accreditation are entitled to display the CNHC quality mark.

By mid 2010, registration will open to therapists in Yoga, Craniosacral, Bowen technique and Alexander technique.

For more information about the CNCH, visit their website here



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