Physiotherapy is quite a wide profession. As a consequence it is usual for physiotherapists to specialize in a particular field or fields and develop their skills accordingly. Physiotherapists work in a variety of health care settings such as mental illness, stroke rehabilitation, cancer care, occupational health or care of the elderly or children.
Simply being a Chartered Physiotherapist does not therefore mean that the therapist will have the necessary skills to most effectively treat musculo-skeletal injuries such as whiplash. There are about 47,000 physiotherapists in the UK and many areas of specialism.
Physiotherapy is not homogenous. Not all physiotherapists have the skills and training to effectively treat neck and back musculo-skeletal injuries.