List of Requirements
Below is a list of some basic but very important requirements to be aware of prior to claiming or adding your clinic. Please be aware that this list is subject to change and is not by any means extensive. Read the website acceptable use policy for more detailed 'website rules'.
There must be at least one registered physiotherapist actively working at your clinic.
This would seem obvious since the website name is "Physio Roots". It is the expectation of Physio Roots and its end-users that EVERY clinic on the site has a physiotherapist.
No duplicate clinics.
You can only list the clinic one time. Duplicated addresses, phone numbers and emails are very easy to find and delete, but will likely not be approved in the first place.
It seems that it is common practice for individual practitioners to have their own webpages. Individuals can register with Physio Roots but not if they are using the same address as the clinic(s) they work at. In other words, if you don't provide physiotherapy services at a unique location then you may not register.
To belabour this point, you are also not allowed to simply register an address if you do not practice out of that location.
The bottom line is that Physio Roots wants all of its clinic listings to be unique.
You must provide the (full spectrum of) services that you're marketing. More specifically, make sure you can fully treat the conditions and the practice areas that you declare on Physio Roots.
It is obvious that you have to provide the services that you're marketing. What isn't so obvious is actually providing as close to the full spectrum of that particular service as possible. This does not apply to every category; certain conditions require a specific skill set and experience to treat appropriately. For example, it isn't expected that declaring that you perform IMS means you can needle every muscle in the human body. That is great if you do! Although it is suggested that your IMS skills are as comprehensive as possible, this isn't the intent of the requirement.
Where this requirement comes into play is for conditions that require additional handling skills, manual therapy skills, therapeutic exercise repertoire, and theoretical knowledge to treat appropriately. Using vestibular as an example, just treating BPPV does not mean you provide all spectrums of vestibular physiotherapy treatment. Vestibular is more comprehensive than BPPV, so if BPPV is the only vestibular condition you treat, don't check the box! Many other conditions can serve as examples, such as: stroke, spinal cord injury and post-concussion syndrome.
Physiotherapists are understandably jacks of all trades. You will still treat and receive patients for conditions and skills that you don't declare on Physio Roots! The only difference is the next time you have a patient that presents with a condition which is beyond your competency level, you have a place to go to find a good referral for them. Patients concerned about their care also have a place to go to make sure they are starting their care at a clinic with the full spectrum of services for their condition. It works out well for everyone!
Physio Roots understands that some areas are a bit grey. Just keep this requirement in mind when you are filling out your clinic information.
No false or misleading information.
You'd be surprised by some of the claims out there!