All you need to know about the ATOCP

The Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists' interest lies in orthopaedics - inpatients and outpatients, elective and trauma.

We offer our members a valuable service, providing them with our magazine and guidelines for practise, running events such as study days, lectures and our annual conference.

Our Mission Statement 

To be recognised as a world class network, facilitating evidence based excellent patient care, in trauma and orthopaedic physiotherapy

The ATOCP Strategy 2018-2020 

Our strategy can be downloaded below. 

Our network, services and resources

Regional network

There are regional groups across the UK providing regular educational and networking events.  Some branches are well established, active branches and others have recently formed.  Each branch has a committee and a representative who actively participates in the ATOCP Executive Committee. This ensures that close links are maintained across the group.

For further information regarding local activities and the regional committee, please contact:

Regional Branch  ContactContact details 
EdinburghNina Chalmers ATOCPEdinburgh@hotmail.com
London Anthony Gilbert atocplondon@gmail.com
North East  Jacqueline ClaydonNortheast@atocp.org
North WestJulie Blackburn Julie.blackburn2@nhs.net
Northern IrelandBrenda Hardy brendaclarke111@hotmail.com
Oxford Jonathan Room oxfordatocp@gmail.com
SouthSteve Sampsonstephen.sampson@poole.nhs.uk
South Wales Georgina Hooper southwalesatocp@hotmail.com
South West - Peninsula Abi Hall or Rebecca Fox a.hall@exeter.ac.uk or beccafox10@gmail.com
South West - Severn Sarah Marshall 


We are in the process of setting up more regional ATOCP branches and would love to hear from you if you would be interested in helping with this. 

Peer support/mentorship

Members have access to local and regional committee members for advice and support. The CSP holds an up-to-date list of names and addresses of the ATOCP Executive Committee.

Promoting research

ATOCP promotes research and the sharing of information through its regional and national networks. Examples of evidence-based guidelines are published in the ATOCP magazine eg Guidelines for the management of osteo-arthritis of the knee and total knee replacements.

Research/education awards

£2,000 sponsorship is available each year to assist funding of education and research. Please see sponsorship contact details in the AOCP magazine.

Published evidence-based material

The Executive Committee have recently edited the Fracture chapter for the 14th Edition of Tidy’s Physiotherapy


All CSP members with a special interest in orthopaedics are welcome to join, please visit the 'Join us' page for more details.


Attached below is the current constitution which governs the work and the structures of the ATOCP.