APCP Specialist Committees

APCP has a number of Specialist Committees focusing on specific clinical / occupational fields within paediatric physiotherapy.  Each Specialist Committee is comprised of nationally elected members and is represented at National Committee by a Specialist Committee Representative.

Click on the Specialist Committee to find out about its activities

CPIP-UK National Network

The CPIP-UK National Network includes representative paediatric physiotherapists from each of the APCP Regions plus a representative paediatric orthpaedic surgeon and paediatrican.  The Network meets twice a year to support the implementation of the Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway across the UK.

Musculoskeletal Committee

The APCP Musculoskeletal Committee is focused on paediatric orthopaedic conditions, rheumatology and hypermobility and supports the work of physiotherapists working in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Neonatal Committee

The APCP Neonatal Committee focuses on work with neonates and ex-preterm infants and supports the role of physiotherapists working in neonatal units or in-reaching from the community. 

Neurodisability Committee

The APCP Neurodisability Committee focuses on work with children who have congenital and acquired long-term conditions that are attributed to impairment of the central nervous system, e.g. cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury and supports the role of therapists working with this group of children in specialist units and in the community.

Neuromuscular Committee

The APCP Neuromuscular Committee focuses on work with children who have acquired and genetic conditions affecting the function of muscles, either directly as a muscle disease or caused by disorders of the peripheral nerves, motor neurones in the spinal cord or the neuromuscular junctions which supply them, e.g. muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy, congenital myopathies, hereditary neuropathies and congential myasthenic syndromes. 

The group supports the role of therapists working with this group of children in specialist units and in the community.

Paediatric Physiotherapists in the Private Sector (PPIPS) Committee

PPIPS aims to support the role of APCP members who work in the private sector - this might include work in private practice, private hospitals, equipment companies, charities and education. 

Respiratory Committee

The APCP Respiratory Committee is APCP's focuses on the managment of children with acute and chronic respiratory conditions and supports the role of physiotherapists in both inpatient and community settings.