About this course
Physiotherapy is the science of cure, prevent and rehabilitation of the physically challenged and disabled people. For those planning to study this discipline of medicine can begin with Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) programme. BPT is a four-year undergraduate professional course with a curriculum teaching about physical movement and channelising it to avoid disability and ailments of movement. Physiotherapy is an allied health profession that assists people to maintain, increase or reinstate their physical strength, function and mobility. This science makes use of evidence-based kinesiology, electrotherapy, shockwave mobility and exercise prescription to treat chronic conditions of the soft tissues and bones.
Once qualified physiotherapist can work in Government and private hospitals of multi-specialty Hospital or in Rehabilitation centers. He/She can educate and train people from all walks of life about back care and fitness exercises, He may also work in all the various departments like Musculoskeletal, Neurology, Cardiology, Rehabilitation, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sports etc.
By setting up private clinics, a physiotherapist may treat a wide range of patients suffering from Musculoskeletal, Neurology, and cardiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sports etc.
Teaching profession (Ass Prof/Professor)
After Post graduate qualification He/She can work as a teaching faculty in Government and Private College of Physiotherapy and teach and train young students in the 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.
Physiotherapists from India have already created a niche for themselves through quality services and academic excellence globally .There is tremendous opening for Indian Therapist to work in Developed countries Like the USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New zeland, Singapore, Canada and Middle East countries.
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 health care delivery center for their employees. Physiotherapists can provide ergonomic advice to them to avoid physical pain associated with the nature of Work.
Candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy course must have passed the Higher Secondary (10+2) Qualifying Examinations with following subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Botany and Zoology with minimum of marks as per University regulations and as per the rules of Admission committee for Physiotherapy ,Government of Gujarat.