Physiotherapy

Introduction

Physiotherapy“Physiotherapy is the science of prevent, cure and rehabilitation of the physically disabled and challenged people”.

The physiotherapy is one of the ancient sciences of curing the people by doing some physical practices. In India, A physiotherapist uses the “Doctor” as a suffix with prefix ‘P.T’.

The students who are interested in curing the people and helping physically disabled people, then this is the right career for such students. And no doubt, you will be a doctor.

Physiotherapy is an independent health profession which is mainly directed towards the prevention or alleviation of movement dysfunction in people.

It is a non-surgical treatment process aimed to reduce pain, improving movement & restoring functionality in order to improve the patient’s health.

It is the process used by the doctors in most of the cases, where they use some techniques with some devices to prevent the patients from disease or pain from which they are suffering.

The practice of physiotherapy is devoted to movement sciences & it concerned with the function of the body systems.

The person who is specialized in this field in known as “Physiotherapist”.

The job of a physiotherapist is to reduce someone’s pain by movement & function of their body parts and at the same time reducing pain and prevent from the cure.

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Scope of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy career can rise to a variety of challenging & interesting jobs in the health care system. As a Physiotherapist, you can get specializations in the fields such as geriatrics, cardiorespiratory, geriatrics, orthopaedics & neurology. You can also get a doctorate degree & work in the research field. In future, there is a wide scope of physiotherapy. It is a wide range of career option in India as well as in abroad.

Courses & Duration

In India, there is just one programme after the completion of plus two standards. The students who wish to do the physiotherapy course must have passed the 10+2 examinations with physics, chemistry and biology.

Bachelor in Physiotherapy (B.PT) is the only course in India after 12th standard. If you are willing to work with the clinic or hospital or individual practice, you need to go through this course.

In this course, there is a plenty of knowledge about the human body, anatomy, cytology, medical condition of the human body, injuries and surgery condition, training on the procedures of therapy, pharmacology, pathology, disability prevention and rehabilitation.

You can also pursue for the master degree programme in Physiotherapy after completing graduation degree in Physiotherapy.

Courses:

  • B.PT (Bachelor in Physiotherapy) – full-time – 4 years + 6 month internship
  • M.PT (Master of Physiotherapy)- full-time- 2 years

Courses Content:

  • Screening, Planning & Diagnosing
  • Organizing & Enterprising
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Preventive & Therapeutic Interventions
  • Research & Innovation
  • Massage & Exercise Therapy
  • Biomechanics
  • Physio-Technical Applications

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Eligibility & Admission

For the admission to physiotherapy programme, the candidate should have qualified the examination conducted by the individual institutions/universities. In order to get admission you have to follow the following criterion:

  • Should have completed the 17 years of age
  • Should have completed the 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks
  • Should have physics, chemistry and biology in plus two examination
  • Should have a good score in the entrance test

Colleges Offering Physiotherapy Courses

  • Government Medical College, Nagpur
  • Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), MP
  • National Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida
  • Apollo College of Physiotherapy, Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Health Education & Research, Patna
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Guru Gobind Indraprastha University, New Delhi

Skills Required

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Patience
  • Organizational Skills
  • Administrative Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Team working Skills
  • Sound knowledge of the subject

Career

There is a good opportunity in this professional field. First you will be called a doctor and your role will be of  physiotherapist.

In today’s generation, people are facing so many muscular skeletal problems in their daily lifestyle. The life is very busy and we have been habitual of the mechanization. Due to not using the muscles capacity in our daily life, we used to have backache, sciatica, lumbago and many disabilities.

The physiotherapist is one who helps in curing such disorders. A physio can be a health counsellor, doctor, physical trainer and sports coach.

After the completion of the course you may go for the higher study as M.PT or PhD. To work with the hospitals, health organizations or individual practice, it is necessary to have the bachelor degree.

You can work with the ministry of sports, stadium, hospitals, health societies and you can do the freelance practice. There is a good opportunity to go abroad after the completion of this course as the heavy requirement such in the US, UK and others.

You can also work in rehabilitation centres, industrial health units, schools, In armed forces and universities.

Specializations

Once you have completed your degree in Physiotherapy, you can work in the given specializations:

  • Pediatrics Physiotherapy
  • Obstetrics Physiotherapy
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Neurology Physiotherapy
  • Orthopedic Physiotherapy
  • Geriatrics Physiotherapy
  • Post Operative Physiotherapy
  • Cardiovascular Physiotherapy

Recruiters

Physiotherapist are hired by all fitness organizations & hospitals. The top recruiters are as the following:

  • Talwalkars Pantaloon Fitness Pvt Ltd
  • Hospitals and health centers
  • Intellectual Resource Training Private Limited
  • Fitness centers
  • Help Age India
  • Hosmat Hospital
  • Medybiz Pvt Ltd
  • Fortis Hospital
  • Apollo Hospital

Salary

The initially package of physiotherapist depends on the college where he got the degree and the company where he will be working.

The initial salary of a physiotherapist in India is Rs. 2 to 2.5 lakh per year. But after the gaining of experience and higher degree the salary can be increased upto the 5 lakh depend on the company.

In abroad, you can earn salary up to $76,310 per year.

Books & Study Material

  • Orthopedic Physical Assessment by David J Magee
  • Therapeutic Exercise by Carol Kisner
  • The Principles of Exercise Therapy by Deena Gardiner
  • Manual Therapy Approaches In Neuro-Physiotherapy by Ganvir Suvarna
  • Manual of Mulligan Concept (Revised Edition) by Deepak Kumar
  • Manipulative Physiotherapy Assessment, Treatment and Improvisation by Biswas Amrit
  • Essentials of Orthopedics for Physiotherapists by Ebnezar

If you have any other queries about Career in Physiotherapy, you can ask your query below.

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  1. syeda soha siddiqui says:

    hello sir,my neet 2017 score is 62 so can i get admission in B.P.T? PLEASE GUIDE ME.

  2. Minal says:

    i got 120 marks in neet …i passed 12 with 62% would i get admission??

  3. riddhi raghani says:

    I got 159 marks in neet can i get admission in bpt colleges

  4. sandeep says:

    Is there is any college fo physiotherapy in Mumbai???

  5. Mrunal says:

    what are the cut offs for bpt admission
    will i get the admission in college in pune as I scored 192 marks in neet

  6. Shimra says:

    Sir,I have cmplted my 12th …..I want to know more about this course

  7. riddhi raghani says:

    I got 159 marks in neet can i get admission in government bpt college

  8. hemangi says:

    I got 160 in NEET . can i get admission for physiotherapy

  9. bhakti says:

    Sir,may I expect government college…I got 114 marks in neet…plz reply

  10. Sarvodaya rajpoot says:

    Sir can I expect government college of physiotherapy I got 260 number in neet plz reply

  11. 9604413226 says:

    Can I expect government college of physiotherapy if I get 120 marks in neet 2017

  12. Anonymous says:

    Sir may I know the detail process of admission in BPT. Which institutions offered BPT in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

  13. Ankita says:

    I am belong to sc category so what will be the fees for BPT course

  14. Tina says:

    Is entrance exam required for physiotherapy in Karnataka?

  15. salomon says:

    Sir,I want to know more about this course and entrance exam pls reply me. …..

  16. zohra fathima says:

    I hv completed my 12 I want to do bsc in physiotherapy what entrance exams i should face now for joing this course

    • Ruksar says:

      If ur marks are above 50% in 12th board u can directly join in any physio college no need to write entrance as the fee starts from 100000-500000 depending upon the college and the place u want to study…good luck!!

    • Siraj says:

      Sir i completed my 1st yr in physiotherapy..now i am 2nd yr…can i practise in clinic

  17. Alok Kumar Barik says:

    Dear sir,I Want to study bpt in government college ,so sir can I get details about entrance exam to take admission in government college ,please sir kindly mention as soon as possible .

  18. Zeel Chaudhari says:

    this course’s craze will stay after 8 years

  19. nisha says:

    is there any entrance for pysiotheraphy & am seen that no entrance exam for pysiotheraphy in mmc

  20. srimathi says:

    HI SIR ,IM SRIMATHI I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT THE CUT OFF MARKS FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY

  21. Sakina says:

    On basis of which examination we will get admission in physiotherapy?

  22. Nikita says:

    Which entrance exam is for physiotherapy………..

  23. Rutuja says:

    What is the score req to secure admission in a good physiotherapy college in maharashtra?

  24. Shudhanshu says:

    It is good scope in future.

  25. Jegadeesh says:

    How many fees required for studying this course

  26. Melissa says:

    Is it better to study sports science and then special in sports physiotherapy/ physical therapy or is it better to do bpt and then mpt in physiotherapy better in india?

  27. Temlee says:

    Is it necessar to appear CET to study physiotherapy in government institutes

  28. Maahi says:

    How much total fees is required to study physiotherapist?

  29. Your Name... says:

    please inform if there is any entrance exam for physiotherapy as soon as possible

  30. rohit says:

    Anyone entrance exam for bpt,

  31. rohit says:

    In which entrance exam need to take admission for bpt

  32. Akanksha negi says:

    How many kind of entrance test for physiotherapy

  33. Ankita Panchal says:

    How much we have to score in NEET for it

  34. urgent says:

    hello!! do we need to appear for NEET for physiotherapy 2017?

  35. Aayaan says:

    Sir, I’m interested only in BPTh. However, due to wrong info on the net, I’ve filled the MHT-CET form but not the NEET form. Plz help me out as I do not want to waste this year.

  36. Fehmida says:

    Is NEET required for BPT 2017??

  37. Sneha says:

    Sir,I did’nt apply for neet 2017 because I was waiting for mhtcet forms for paramedical courses as I am only interested in BPth but now i’ve come to know that neet includes all health science courses in Maharashtra!!I am stuck!!I was preparing for cet because I was told that we have neet only for MBBS and BDS.I have already taken a drop this year.Now what can I do?

  38. shraddha says:

    which entrance exam is required for B.pt in Maharashtra for the yr 2017.

  39. Prachi says:

    Is their any entrance exam to become physiotherapist.

  40. Neha says:

    Sir/Mam,
    Which entrance to be given to pursue carrer in bpth.Neet 2017 or Mht Cet2017?? Plz rply asap it would be helpful.plz

  41. Latika dubey says:

    Can you please tell the date of entrance exam 2017.. Plz tell as soon as possible and also the syllabus

  42. Your Name... says:

    Which is the syllabus for cet exam??

  43. Sport teacher says:

    Actually, i completed my 12th in 2011 nd I’m still a aspirent for pmt but actually i want to be a sport teacher , or fitness trainer. These two things keep me active nd i have some experience in these fields ,,,, so sir guide me , what can i do .. . ? Please suggest me …. Thanks.. !

  44. Rony says:

    Any entrance want for this course?

  45. Nitya says:

    Which entrance exam needs to be cleared to get admission in physiotherapy either neet or cet??

    • Rony says:

      I also have the same doubt,if u get any information about plz also inform to me.,plz text me anyone who know about this question.

    • Sneha says:

      I’m also in the same confusion.Which entrance is needed to be given if I want admission in Physiotherapy?Neet or cet?
      Wherever I searched for courses under neet I get only MBBS and BDS as answer.?Please clear the confusion!!!

  46. Anzia says:

    My dob is 23. 3. 2000 am I eligible to pursue physiotherapy

  47. Ishani A. Gopiyani says:

    Physiotherapists are said to be the doctors?

  48. harshit says:

    I have total merit of 50% in 12th..which course is best for me..I want to do forensic science or nursing which is best for me…I also ready to go abroad after bachelor degree in above mentioned course…give me the name of higher salary courses with this percentage….plz reply fast….

  49. krutika says:

    M a student who can get admission in MBBS n physiotherapy also but confused what should I do ??

  50. Neha says:

    Sir Is there any chance to get admission in M.P.Th after completing B.Sc with Biology?? If yes then suggest me some colleges?

  51. harshita says:

    sir can i get admission in physiotherapy without cet if yes then please suggest some colleges

  52. Simranjeet says:

    Hey! I want to know if sports physiotherapy is a good field after bpt?

  53. Ri-akor says:

    Sir, I’m currently a class 12 science student. Do I need to appear for any specific entrance exams in order to get to study physiotherapy? Please help

  54. Pallavi Gawai says:

    I have 60.46% in 12th and 79 in CET. so can I get admission in BPT??

  55. nikhil says:

    Will BPT has demand in abroad also? Are not

  56. ansari gulafsha says:

    I scored pcb 163 nd in cet 68 can I do physiotherapist

  57. Your Name... says:

    i want to study physiotheraphy . but i took commerce in plus two. and BA.English Language and Literature in degree. Is there any chance to study physiotheraphy course?

  58. ankita says:

    i got 68% in board and 67 in mhcet .can i get seat in bpt

  59. Divya joti pandey says:

    Awesome. Good information. Thank you.

  60. Rekha srivalli says:

    Sir,
    I got 96% in inter. I got 75 marks in eamcet and rank is 29,437.
    Can i get seat in bpt?
    Is CET compulsory for it?

  61. lydia says:

    Sir,I got 91%in inter and xpectn 60 marks in eamcet,can I get a physiotherapy seat…reply asap..nd I belong to bcc

  62. Prudhvi says:

    Can I get seat in bpt.my eamcet marks-64

  63. Chander says:

    I need all physiopthrepy and nursing course and admission dates of 2016 as soon as possible please

  64. shadab khan says:

    I have done my 12th with arts can I do bpt I m intrested this course

  65. Ebin varghese says:

    After becoming a physiotherapist i would like to work out of india , will there be job oppurtunities for that outside india

  66. Rahul sharm says:

    Sir,
    I have done my 12th with PCM can I do the course of physiotherapy

  67. vijay kumar says:

    Kindly inform all entrance exams related to this. Thank you

  68. Avinesh says:

    For stdyng physiotherapy is cet necesary

  69. shikha says:

    actually m a science student bt i got failed in bio in theory
    bt ovrol passsed cz of mah physical education marks so cn i apply fr dis ?

  70. Kowsalya says:

    What can I study after twelfth standard?
    Is Physiotherapist good choices?
    How much salary can get form that?

  71. sajan turhate says:

    i want to be a fitness trainer coach , what should i do after 12 , i m a science studend

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