Full Membership of MACP

There are three categories of membership: Full, Associate and Affiliate. Normally physiotherapists with a minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience can apply to become a MACP member and must demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development in the musculoskeletal field.

There are currently over 1200 MACP members who are involved in many areas of practice including the NHS, private practice, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in the UK and overseas. 


£100 per annum . The Membership year begins on 1st October.

Full membership benefits include:

  • Access to FourteenFish CPD portal
  • Criminal prosecution cover from James Hallam (up to £100,000 for any one claim)
  • Musculoskeletal Science & Practice - a peer-reviewed journal cited in Index Medicus and Medicine, published 6 times a year
  • Free online access to Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
  • Discount journal rates for JOSPT (only £15 per year worth $295)
  • 50% discount for the TrustMe Ed yearly membership
  • £40 discount for PhysioMatters yearly membership
  • 15% off Elsevier Science publications, which include Churchill Livingstone, Butterworth-Heinneman, Mosby, Ballière Tindall, W.B.Saunders
  • Preferential booking and reduced rates on all MACP organised one-day courses
  • Opportunities for mentoring for abstract preparation and submission
  • Access to MACP education and research bursaries - 11 categories of awards from £500 up to £5000
  • Included on the mailing list for Touchnote - the MACP quarterly newsletter - MACP events and CPD activities
  • Access to members only section of the MACP website - podcasts, journals, research
  • MACP members are entitled to use the letters MMACP after their name
  • Voting rights for MACP matters and Constitutional changes.

  • MACP membership ensures a recognised high standard of excellence in the management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders ie meeting the standards set by IFOMPT
  • When advertising posts in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy, MACP standards are recognised by employers who may specify that MACP membership is an essential or a desirable qualification for a post
  • Support for continuing development - a comprehensive course programme is organised annually with study days and conferences often in collaboration with other professional networks

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Please note that when you apply for membership - payment will be taken up front. Our team will need to validate your application so there will not be immediate access to MACP member benefits. This process will take a maximum of 4 weeks. If it is evident that you are not eligible for membership we reserve the right to apply an administration fee to your application refund.