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Member Resources

The ANMT has put together an extensive set of resources for members.
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Why has the Association been established?

The ANMT is established to protect and enhance the rights and privileges of practicing therapies including, but not limited to:

  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Massage therapy

The Association exists to: 

  • Promote honourable practice 
  • Repress malpractice
  • Settle disputed points of practice
  • Decide questions of professional usage of courtesy
  • Establish a register of members.
Benefits of ANMT Membership
Why should professional therapists register with the Association?

Let potential patients find you

People seeking treatment for acute and chronic pain visit the ANMT website to find a therapist. When you are listed on the website potential patients can contact you directly through the website to arrange an appointment.

Health Insurer Recognition

When you are a full member of the association your patients can claim back part of the cost of treatment from LAYA Healthcare in line with their policies.

Peer Reviewed Journal Subscription

All full members of the Association are entitled to a heavily dicounted subscription to the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies which allows you ensure your knowledge is first rate and up to date, with articles provided by experts.

Discountes for CPD Workshops

You can get discounts on many CPD workshops and bodywork events both in Ireland and abroad. Discounts make these events more affordable for Association members and allows them to regularly network with their peers.

Demonstrate Professionalism

Membership of the Association also has the benefit of demonstrating to potential and existing patients that you are a member in good standing of a professional association and offers reassurance that the treatment you offer meets best practice. In addition to demonstrating your professionalism on the Association website you will receive a certificate of membership which you can proudly display in your practice.
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How Members Are Displayed
Association members are displayed in one of two membership categories
Members who are listed in this category have demonstrated to the Association that they have completed a recognised programme of education for each discipline that they list. These members have also submitted a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance policy. Treatments offered by these members are covered in line with the policy documentation for customers of LAYA Healthcare.
Members who are listed in this category are currently completing a recognised programme of education for each discipline that they list. Treatments offered by these members are for practice purposes and they are not authorised to charge a fee for treatment.

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Therapies

Information about some of the therapies available from Association members.

ANMT Position Statement
Protection of the ‘Physical Therapist’ title.

Since January 2018 the title ‘Physical Therapist’ has been protected and is administered for the exclusive use of Physiotherapists by CORU.

CORU is Ireland’s multi-profession health regulator.

Their role is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals.

CORU was set up under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (as amended)

It is made up of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council and the Registration Boards, one for each profession named in our Act.

The professions to be regulated are:

  • Clinical Biochemists
  • Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Medical Scientists
  • Orthoptists
  • Podiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Care Workers

CORU currently has registers open for the following professions:

  • Dietitians / Dieticians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Radiographers and Radiation Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech and Language Therapists / Speech Therapists
  • Optometrists and Dispensing Optic

The ANMT warmly welcomed the decision made by the (then) Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to protect the title ‘Physical Therapist’ under section 95(3) of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.

Since January 2018, only physiotherapists are legally allowed to identify themselves as a physical therapist. It was widely accepted from the outset of the establishment of the National Forum For Complementary Medical Therapies (established by the Department of Health and Children under the auspices of the then minister Micheál Martin) that this title would, in time, be protected along with a number of other specialties.

Neuromuscular Therapists can continue to feel confident in providing therapies to their patients/clients and in playing a lead role in the future of complementary medical therapy in Ireland as Neuromuscular Therapy moves towards state regulation. Patients who are actively seeking a professional therapist specialising in myofascial and chronic pain, rather than a professional trained to work in the hospital setting, will now have any misunderstanding that may have existed removed.

ANMT and NTC will continue to work within the National Forum to secure state registration for Neuromuscular Therapists at the appropriate time. ANMT membership protects our members’ best interests and, in turn, protects the interests of the general public.

We have been, and will continue to stay, in communication with the relevant authorities, and we look forward to any new developments that will benefit both our members and the general public into the future.

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ANMT Membership Application Form

Membership Application

 

You can apply for ANMT membership here.
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FULL MEMBERSHIP €99.00

 
Full Membership is available to you provided you hold a recognised qualification for each of the categories you want listed and hold a current professional indemnity insurance policy.
 
Members who are listed in this category have demonstrated to the Association that they have completed a recognised programme of education for each discipline that they list. These members have also submitted a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance policy. Treatments offered by these members are covered in line with the policy documentation for customers of LAYA Healthcare.

Would you like to add a subscription to the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT) to your membership?

 

Published by Elsevier, the JBMT is the leading peer reviewed journal for bodywork therapists around the world. A subscription ensures that you receive continuing professional development (which may become a requirement if and when the governement introduce regulation) and is available through the Association for €75.00 per year versus the standard subscription cost which is currently €222.00 per year.