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Physiotherapy is one of the fastest-growing health profession ,it is the system of treatment of disease and disability using physical exercises. It is the most important rehabilitative service needed in a community and a vital therapeutic supplement of the medical profession, integral to the treatment of most patients. 

The duty of physiotherapists is to assist and treat people who have physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing. They provide therapy to different age level. Physiotherapy is a branch of healthcare and very rewarding profession. Physiotherapists recognize and maximize movement potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation. Physiotherapists used various skills to treat patients such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro-physical modalities. Candidate must have dedication to choose career of physiotherapy

The occupation of a physiotherapist, which is preventive, healing and rehabilitative, is challenging but profitable. In medical courses, they have been given training to perform a history and physical examination, conduct assessments to establish a diagnosis process, select appropriate physical therapy interventions to treat the dysfunction, and monitor the effectiveness of treatment. To treat patient, physiotherapists use a variety of therapeutic intervention techniques. These are Manual Therapy, TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation used to control pain), Ultrasound Technique, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Manipulation etc. The job of a physiotherapist is physically strenuous as it involves physically lifting and supporting patients.

Educational Qualification: Students who are interested to become physiotherapists must have science background. If they want to set up their own clinic and involve in private practice or be employed as a professional in a hospital or clinic, they should complete B.Sc. degree or Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT),or Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

Career opportunities: Physiotherapists can work in different areas and enhance their income. These fields are: Outpatients, intensive care, women health, care of the elderly, stroke patients, orthopaedics, mental illness, learning difficulties, occupational health, terminally ill paediatrics. Below, there is a list where Physiotherapist can work.

  • Public and private hospitals
  • Consultation
  • Private practice
  • Community health centres
  • Day care centres and nursing homes
  • Sports centres and with sporting teams
  • Schools and pre-schools
  • Research areas
  • Occupational health units
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government and Non Government Organizations
  • Special centres for people with Physical Disabilities
  • Home Based Rehabilitation.
  • Fitness Centre