The APNT is non-commercial, not-for-profit, with a loyal base of practitioner members and a voluntary Executive Committee, The APNT runs on commitment, mutual support and belief in the value of our unique set-up.
You have access to our team of therapy consultants in Massage, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Fascia and Energy Work to answer your questions and help you with any problems. We also offer representation for our members through association membership of GCMT (General Council of Soft-Tissue Therapies), the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Health Care Council), the Reflexology Forum and the Aromatherapy Consortium.
The Association of Physical and Natural Therapists was originally formed in 1986 to give therapists a professional body interested more in high standards and professional conduct than red tape. We still to this day have the same interests and are more active than ever by providing the highest quality approved training. We are an accredited register of the CNHC and requirements abide by their quality conduct.
We are founder members of, and affiliated to, the BCMA (British Complementary Medicine Association), the only umbrella organisation representing the whole of Complementary Medicine. BCMA is a stakeholder in the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Health and also for the APPG of Indian Sciences. This means your individual voice can be heard at the highest level and contributes to the future of our industry.
Our members are insured through Holistic Insurance and are offered fully comprehensive packages at a competitive price. Package includes:
Yes, there is no restriction for this.
Unfortunately, no you can not. Our core therapies are very specifically chosen and can not be expanded upon. One of the reasons for this is because it would make us unable to be a part of accredited registers such as CNHC.
Yes, you can list them in the text area of your directory listing.
APNT does not require our members to be insured through our insurers. However, we do not accept insurance through Towergate or other Insurance companies whom we deem unreputable.
The reason for this is because these insurance companies insure courses that we do not want to be associated with, and the fact that they allow them means that we would require more admin to oversee and investigate the courses our members are listing
Insurance companies that we accept are as follows, but not limited to:
Holistic Insurance, Balens, FHT
If you are unsure if your insurance company is accepted, please feel free to contact us before submitting your application
APNT expects members to hold a minimum qualification meeting the current National Occupational Standards as defined by Skills for Health,
and the Core Curriculum for the discipline concerned.
For older qualifications these should be equivalent to the previously designated QCA Level 3 – (as QCA no longer exists)
We also require our members to hold a valid CPR certificate. If you do not currently have one, you will have 3 months to obtain one after your membership is confirmed
Members are required to complete 20 hours of CPD every year. Our CPD is very relaxed and can be in the form of books, events, courses, and many other low-cost options.
We recognise courses that are not affiliated with APNT as long as they meet the requisite quality. If you are unsure if your qualifications or desired workshops meet our requisites, please feel free to contact us before applying.