Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners
Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners

RAMP for Practitioners 



24/3/20 Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency Statement


Many of you are unsure whether to continue to give MSK care at this time of uncertainty. We understand that you feel the need to give help where needed at this time while also addressing the Government's advice about stopping travel and face to face contact.


We have now been in discussion with all the Regulators and feel that in view of the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday 23rd March, it is appropriate to advise all our Registrants to cease routine visits with immediate effect.


In the case of emergency care, only at the request of a vet and if the animal is in a safe clinical environment, you must make your own risk assessment of the situation and judge for yourself if it is safe to treat, while taking care to follow the Government guidelines about hygiene, social distancing and observing symptoms.


If the request is for a home visit we would advise against it.


We have been asked if it is OK to treat the animal without the owner being present, but this would take you outside of your Code of Practice and may compromise your insurance, so we advise that you do not take that course of action.


This will be a very difficult time for all of us and all we can do is ask you all to keep safe and to use this opportunity to consolidate your business and CPD, and explore inventive ways of interacting with your clients in the virtual world.


ALSOWe have received this message from the RCVS: they advise vets to provide emergency treatment only (for something that is urgent and/or is going to be an emergency if not treated in the next 3 weeks). 
See RCVS FAQ page here.


Why Register?


This Register clarifies the standard of professionalism of musculoskeletal care given to animals. In the past, there were so many levels and types of qualification, and professional titles, that they confused animal owners and vets, and probably harmed the credibility of the sector, leading to reduced enquiries and referrals. In all, this was unhelpful for animal welfare.


The RAMP Register now enables animal owners and veterinary professionals to choose their musculoskeletal practitioner with confidence. RAMP makes no distinctions between different forms of training, but only of the standards of care given in practice.


This definitive listing has created a one-stop-shop that is quick and easy to reference. This means it can be used easily by veterinary professionals to locate a practitioner covering their area, with sound information about their credentials. 


Becoming a registrant means you are a practitioner dedicated to high-quality care. 


Being listed therefore ensures that your name will be confirmed when vets and animal owners search for a competent professional. This will dissolve the confusion that has developed in the marketplace, and create clear and fair grounds for owners and professinals to make properly informed choices.

The Benefits that RAMP brings to Practitioners
RAMP offers a range of benefits to practitioners to support and assist them in their practice.
Benefits of RAMP v2.pdf
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RAMP has negotiated a dedicated block scheme with Balens Insurance. This offers full cover for a very good rate of £89 per annum, down from last year again! 
Employers Liability is also available for those who take students out on visits,with improved terms - the upper limit is now removed so you can take unlimited numbers of students each year.


This has been agreed because Registrants following RAMP's Gold Standard quality of practice have reduced insurance risks.

Balens are willing to dovetail new cover with your current scheme. This is a very good offer and worth considering.

RAMP Block Scheme from Balens
Download the Application Form and Background Information here.
Registered Animal Muscluloskeletal Pract[...]
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What does it mean to be registered on the RAMP website?


That you have demonstrated:

  1. Evidence that you have met the eligibility criteria for registration;
  2. Your compliance with the Professional Code of Conduct, Standards of Practice and requirements for Continuing Professional Development;
  3. Your fitness to practice;
  4. Your intention to work under the referral of the animal's veterinary surgeon. 

To maintain registration, you must:

  1. Ensure that your Continuing Professional Development record is up to date;
  2. Comply with the Code of Conduct and Standards of Practice;
  3. Have up-to-date professional indemnity insurance;
  4. Pay the relevant registration fee.
How does the Register show different practitioners?
The RAMP organisation is as inclusive and transparent as possible. We are working towards a harmonious future for the musculoskeletal industry with egalitarian values. Therefore:
  • All registrants are of equal status.
  • All are displayed equally on the Register, with only their technique distinguishing them. A website link is provided so that all enquiries can find further details. 
The Foundation Document details the standards set for acceptance onto the RAMP Register, and annual renewal on 1st April.
Foundation Document -Jul 17a.pdf
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The Constitution of the Organisation
The RAMP Constitution Jul 17.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [126.4 KB]

Our Registration Process


As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to arrange as much of this process as possible by email to keep costs and delays to a minimum.


Like other documents on this website, the Application Forms are pdf's, viewed with Adobe Reader. Please ensure you have the most up-to-date version (here) for best results. To edit it onscreen please do NOT save it first as this seems to interfere.


Application Fees

Application fees cover one years registration until the renewal date (April 1st).

If your application fails, you will be given useful advice to improve your chances when re-applying. Should your application for registration or renewal still fail, the fee will be refunded minus 25% administration fee.

Apply to Renew Registration

2019 Renewal Form
2019 Renewal Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [298.8 KB]

Please Note: Your Renewal Form must be received before April 1st. This must include proof of current professional indemnity insurance, fully completed form and signed declaration, fully completed declaration of CPD hours and full payment.


If your application is not received in full as outlined above, you may still renew until the end of April but this will incur additional costs which must be paid in full before the corresponding date.

Cost for renewal:

    £65 up to March 31st inclusive
    £85 up to 14th April inclusive
    £100 up to 30th April inclusive

After 30th April, you will forfeit the option to renew and must restart the full initial unabridged application process, the details and costs of which can be found in the section below.

Apply for Registration


Explanation of the different routes of application to RAMP


1. Initial application

This first form is to be completed by all applicants to RAMP no matter which pathway they are applying (via AEP, REP, RPL and RPEL), before any other forms are completed. If a practitioner has graduted from and AEP course and provides evidence of this, alongside fulfiling CPD requirements and other documentation as requested. The will be eligable for entry to the register at this stage, otherwise, applicants will be required to continue to completing the stage 1 document (RPL).  If further information and/or forms are required, please ensure you remember to submit this completed document along with the rest of your application.


2. Stage 1 - RPL application pathway

This route is for an applicant who does not fulfil the initial application however can provide the following:

Certification documents (including transcripts) alongside the completed mapping document that show the applicant has completed suitable professional courses which together wholly and unequivocally fulfil the education criteria set out in the RAMP document (see section 6, 8 and 9C of the foundation document).  If completion of this course is greater than 18 months prior to application, the CPD requirements (as laid out in section 10C of the foundation document) must also be adhered to.


3.Stage 2 - RPEL application pathway

This route is for an applicant who does not fulfil initial or RPL application routes but can provide the following:

Certification documents (including transcripts) that show the applicant has completed courses however on their own, these do not on their own wholly and unequivocally fulfil the education criteria set out in the RAMP document (see section 6, 8 and 9C of the foundation document) however through experiential learning, this applicant provides evidence that they have wholly and unequivocally fulfilled the theoretical knowledge, theoretical understanding and clinical understanding (as described in section 6 of the foundation document).  The CPD requirements (as laid out in section 10C of the foundation document) must also be adhered to.

Initial Application Form - please download this form first.
This initial form is to be completed by all applicants to RAMP. If additional information is required through the AEP, REP, RPL and RPEL pathways, the team will contact you.
Initial Application form September 2019 [...]
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Please download this RAMP Register RPL-RPEL Guidance Document to understand how to make best use of this Application route.
Contents includes:
* Introduction
* Educational and Training Requirements
* What is RPL/RPEL?
* How to apply for RPEL or RPL
* Summary of the application process Stages 1,2 and 3
RAMP Main RPL:RPEL document Jan 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [213.5 KB]
Please download this RPL Stage 1 Application Form to apply. You can fill it in onscreen, or print it and hand-write it, and then post it. Please include your fee and supporting documents.
This Application process offers an opportunity to join the Register through a rigorous process for experienced practitioners of Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy techniques on animals who may not have wholly met requirements in one qualification, but does by combining their qualifications.
RAMP register RPL Stage 1 application fo[...]
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RAMP CPD Guidelines
One of RAMP's standards for Registration is for CPD to be undertaken every year. More details are available in this guidance document.
RAMP CPD guidelines document May 2019.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [135.9 KB]
RAMP CPD Critical Reflection Form
RAMP CPD form for completion as part of CPD evidence and critical reflection for Audit
RAMP CPD critical reflection form Januar[...]
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