A physiotherapist rehabilitates patients by helping them improve their physical movement. They treat people who are injured or disabled in order to recover full function and movement. It’s both cure and prevention focused, and requires in-depth anatomical and musculature knowledge. Therapy usually covers:
Physiotherapists are required to maintain close physical contact with their patients; they must not shy away from such closeness, or be unwilling to demonstrate exercise methodology. Compassion, empathy, friendliness, good communication and patience are a must.
Physiotherapy colleges generally offer the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), which requires 50% marks in 10+2 (science stream). Hospitals prefer BPT graduates to B.Sc. graduates for this field; the former is a more in-depth and pertinent course. A one year Diploma in Physiotherapy (DPT) will also grant access into BPT physiotherapy courses. Further studies involve the two-year Master of Physiotherapy (MPT).
Physiotherapy jobs may be found at:
- community health centres,
- mental health centres,
- nursing homes/private care centres,
- rehabilitation centres,
- sports clinics,
- fitness centres
- government hospitals
- the Institute of the Physically Handicapped
- Defence establishments
- Teaching establishments
- Their own clinic