About Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy course was introduced in India in the year of 1952 and 1963 in West Bengal. This health service is one of the most popular and sought after treatment in Western countries. Although it has been more than five decades since its introduction in our country the awareness is only gradually but surely growing. It is quite certain that considering the population of the country and the number of physiotherapists produced every year, the profession has a tremendous potential for development in the years to come.

Scope in Physiotherapy -

Higher Studies: The completion of the bachelor’s degree course in physiotherapy opens up multiple avenues for further studies. The undergraduates are eligible for Master in Physiotherapy in India and in abroad countries like UK, Australia and New Zealand. They are also eligible to Doctorate in Physiotherapy in USA, India and other countries. Students can also pursue studies in varied streams like M.Sc., MBA, Postgraduate diploma in Sports Science, Hospital Administration.

Scope of Practice / Job Prospectus:

  • Can work in Hospital: Once qualified, a physiotherapist can work in a general hospital of multi specialty hospital or in rehabilitation centers for the locomotors impairment (Orthopedic and Neurological) on in the community. He/she can educate and train people from all walks of life about back care and fitness exercises. He may also provide service to maternity patients by way of antenatal classes, post-natal exercises and posture training.
  • Private Practice: Opting for private practice and by setting up private clinics, a physiotherapist may treat a wide range of patients suffering from musculoskeletal and other problems like pain, stiffness, reduced range of joint motions, paralysis and/or weakness of muscles, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Sports injuries rehabilitation etc.
  • Corporate Sector and Industries : Due to globalization, there is growing demand for physiotherapists in our country to work in large corporate sectors and industries which operate healthcare delivery center of their employees. Physiotherapists can have ‘on-the-spot-study’ of workers at work places and provide ergonomic advice to them to avoid physical pain associated with particular type of work.
  • Teaching Profession : Some may like to acquire postgraduate qualification and work as a faculty in a college of physiotherapy and teach and train young students in the art and science of Physiotherapy.
  • Fitness nowadays is not a partial statement but a serious pursuit for many individuals. Instead of going for non-professional and non-scientific methods of training, people are aware that physiotherapist can give tailor made fitness programs to cater to their requirements.
  • The course conducted in the institution is recognized by various international credentialing agencies, which makes the students considered competent to work in overseas countries. Physiotherapists from India have already created niche for themselves through quality service and academic excellence globally. There is tremendous opening for India therapists to work in developed counties like the USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Middle East countries too.