Physiotherapy, Occupational Health and Ergonomics
Physiotherapy is a branch of medical science that treats diseases and disabilities through physical exercise. Physiotherapy is also called physical therapy. Physiotherapy or physical therapy is utilized to heal gynecological ailments, cure weak muscles, overcome paralysis, reduce problems in movement of shoulder and knee joints as well as cure inborn and acquired deformities. Patients suffering from these problems are suggested by medical practitioners to physiotherapists, who further take the responsibility of reinstating patient's health.

Objectives: -  
  • To support a healthy life style throughout life.
  • Take effort in treating even those patients for whom there seems to be no hope.
  • In order to raise the existing standards of treatment to a higher level.
List of Courses: -
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy   
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy   
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy     
  • Master of Physiotherapy in Community Physiotherapy   
  • Master of Physiotherapy in Neuro-Physiotherapy   
  • Master of Physiotherapy in Sports-Physiotherapy   
  • Master of Science in Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Manual Therapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physiotherapy

Basic Eligibility

UG:
 
For admission to a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration of this course is 4 years.

PG:
 
The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration of this course is 2-3 years.

Specializations

Some of its specialized fields are: -
  • Integumentary
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy
  • Neurological Physiotherapy
  • Geriatric Physiotherapy
  • Pediatric physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Orthopedics)

Job Prospects

Physiotherapy is one of the recognized professional careers and is among the top career choices made by students in India. Talented professionals in this field are rising day by day, which has lead to creation of lots of employment opportunities for talented physiotherapist. Graduates can seek employment in centers that help physically challenged peope, orthopedic departments, private & government sectors, health institutions, rehabilitation centers and in defense medical organizations.

Graduate professionals with some experience can also start his/her own private clinic. This helps them to gain more confidence as well as revenue. Skilled professionals in this field can also find employment in universities, fitness centers, nursing homes, schools, sports clubs, hospitals, offices and in colleges. There are lots of job opportunities available in India as well as in foreign countries for physiotherapists.

Some job types: -
  • Osteopath
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Therapy Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Customer Care Assistant
  • Assistant Physiotherapist
  • Sports Physio Rehabilitator
  • Self Employed Private Physiotherapist
Remuneration: -

The initial salary of physiotherapists in government hospitals ranges from around Rs. 10000 – 15000 per month. Whereas in private hospitals remuneration is good compared to government hospitals. In reputed private hospitals the initial income is around Rs. 17,000 which might go up to Rs. 20,000 every month. The payment for skilled private practitioners could be around Rs 20,000 - 40,000 every month. After gaining certain experience this field one can start his/her own clinic. In a day he/she can earn more than Rs.2000 by attending their patients.

Some of the top companies offering physiotherapy services with the help of trained physiotherapists: -
  • Help Age India
  • Medybiz Pvt Ltd
  • Hosmat Hospital
  • Apollo Hospital
  • Fortis Hospital
  • Talwalkars Pantaloon Fitness Pvt Ltd
  • Intellectual Resource Training Private Limited



 

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