Some UK universities now offer a DPT as a post-professional qualification, but the qualifying degree remains Bachelor or Master of Science, Physiotherapy (with honours). The Doctor of Physiotherapy in the UK differs from a US clinical doctorate in that it is a post-professional Physiotherapy specific research programme, [ citation needed ] which is offered at the University of Sussex in Brighton , Nottingham University and Robert Gordon University. Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow now offers a year Doctor in Physiotherapy (pre-registration) programme which is the first clinical doctorate which leads to qualification as a Physiotherapist eligible to register with the CSP and HCPC in the United Kingdom. This programme provides a focus on researcher development as well as professional development within a health and social care context.
This principle of targeting specific task-oriented use of an extremity is similar to forcing yourself to exercise at an intense versus a low level. ‘Forced,’ in this context, means that you work harder than you would usually work. In other words, in your general exercise routine, you want to work with a faster speed and potentially for a longer period to keep your nervous system and your cardiovascular system adaptable and responsive. This will also allow your nervous system to respond more crisply when faced with unexpected and surprise events. This will also facilitate better balance responses and improved postural alignment.