Physical therapy (or physiotherapy), is an
Allied health care profession used to prevent
And treat many disabilities and diseases.
Physiotherapists deal with the remediation
Of impairments and disabilities to restore
Physical mobility and help in maintaining
Quality of life. The therapists use the
Techniques of examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)
Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)
Post Graduate Certificate Course in Sports Physiotherapy (PGCSP)
10+2 passed or equivalent examination with physics, chemistry, biology
Selection: The admission to institutes is through entrance examination. There is a Common Entrance Test (CET) for Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT). Admission is based mainly on CET scores.
Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute For The Physically Handicapped, New Delhi,
School of Physiotherapy, SSG Hospital, Baroda, Gujarat.
Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Indian Institute of Health Education & Research, Patna, Bihar
5. Govt. Medical College (GMC), Nagpur, Maharashtra
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY
Good time management.
The ability to build a rapport with patients from a variety of backgrounds and communicate with their relatives and carers.
Tolerance and patience.
Good physical health and fitness.
Team working skills.
Knowledge of various forms of physical therapy (e.g. Manipulation, massage therapy, postural therapy)
Knowledge of equipment-based therapy, such as laser therapy, magnet therapy, ultrasound therapy, etc.
Ability to apply pain alleviation methods
Ability to provide physiotherapy treatment without supervision
Physical strength and stamina
Empathy and an aptitude for interpersonal relations
Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
Flexible approach to working hours and willingness to work shifts
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY
Evaluating the medical history and the movement and functional abilities of new patients
Developing treatment plans based on medical diagnoses and prescriptions
Providing patients with massage therapy to relieve soft tissue pain
Mobilizing and manipulating muscles and joints
Providing treatment using physiotherapy and rehabilitation equipment (e.g. laser therapy, electrotherapy)
Giving patients exercises designed to strengthen and increase their motor abilities
Showing patients exercises that they can perform on their own at home (and correcting any incorrect posture / movements)
Motivating patients to develop their strength and perform exercises by themselves without supervision