British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation

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The British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR) is a professional nation wide network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) founded in 1993. BACPAR organisation consists of an elected committee and currently has over 200 members consisting of physiotherapists, technicians and assistants members of the CSP who are working within this specialist field. BACPAR also provides associate membership for other professionals working within the field who are registered to their own professional bodies. 

BACPAR's most important role is the facilitation of education and training. Each year BACPAR host a 2 day national conference that members can attend at a discounted rate. They also promote education and training at a regional level each year, this is organised and hosted by the regional representatives, allowing members access to local training. 

BACPAR are also pro-active advocates of research and encourage members to publish and promote current research and audits they have completed. They also have a dedicated research officer to aid in the process. 

BACPAR objectives

  • To encourage, promote and facilitate interchange of knowledge skills and ideas.
  • To improve communication and understanding between all disciplines working in the field of amputation and limb deficiency rehabilitation.
  • To improve post-registration education in this speciality.
  • To encourage research in this speciality.
  • To provide support and information between members and contact with similar organisations nationally and internationally.

How to join

To join BACPAR pleas go to their website and follow the instructions 

Physiopedia projects

BACPAR were involved in the original WCPT Network for Amputee Rehabilitation Project in 2015. 

BACPAR will also be involved in supporting a section within physiopedia that will publish a series of case studies on the rehabilitation of individuals with limb deficiency. An exciting new learning resource coming in 2016 not to be missed.