RAMP is Committed to Protecting the Public and their Animals, and Promoting Public Confidence in the Animal Musculoskeletal Occupations it Registers
RAMP is a voluntary register of professionals who have signed up to take responsibility to attain and maintain gold standards of practice in animal musculoskeletal treatment.
Professionals trained in Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Physiotherapy techniques are regarded here as one occupation - i.e. animal musculoskeletal practitioners.
The register is designed to help veterinary surgeons and animal owners choose competent professionals providing Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Physiotherapy techniques for the treatment of their animals.
All animals should get the best treatment possible. They should have access to musculoskeletal therapy when appropriate. Practitioners should be highly skilled in the techniques they utilise. No therapy should be detrimental to their health or welfare.
All treatment should be legal and chosen with fully informed consent. Vets should feel confident in referring to RAMP registered practitioners. Animal owners should feel confident in the work of RAMP registered practitioners. Clear communication can be maintained between all professionals and the owner to make the best decisions for the animal’s care.
All professionals registered with RAMP demonstrate high standards of proficiency and professionalism, equivalent to the demands of the statutory regulatory bodies governing Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy in the human domain. This means that you can be confident that your animal should receive the same level of care as you would yourself.
RAMP registered practitioners follow a strict code of conduct, work within their scope of practice, comply with annual CPD requirements and have appropriate insurance. This independent voluntary register offers vets, members of the public and other professionals reassurance to safely refer to, and/or work closely with RAMP practitioners.
As a not-for-profit organisation, RAMP is independent of the commercial interests of educational establishments, professional associations and equipment manufacturers etc. who might be affected by the standards being clarified. We feel this independence is important so that RAMP can be impartial and unbiased in working for the benefit of the animal owner, the veterinary professions, the insurance industry - and ultimately animal welfare. The current scope of this new voluntary organisation is to produce and maintain the Register of professionals. It will be cost efficient and funded from fees paid by registrants: it receives no Government funding.
RAMP is led by senior practitioners from the Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic fraternity, plus two Veterinary Surgeons and one lay person.
All have experience in working at national committee level.
All are highly committed to RAMP and its vision for the highest quality of care for animals around the UK.
All work voluntarily for the benefit of animal owners, animal welfare and the professions.
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