* The title of the programme is approved u/s 22 of University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956.
It was the remarkable year of 2014, that marked 62 years of physiotherapy in India. Not many are aware but the very core of this stream of science had its onset in the year 1952, a time when Poliomyelitis a major epidemic struck the city of Mumbai leaving chaos all around the country. A year later under a joint collaborative venture between the Government of India, Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC), and the Maharashtra State Government, the first centre and school of physiotherapy was established. For this very establishment, the World Health Organization provided India with all the technical assistance and supports needed.
As the year passed by physiotherapy gained prominence in the field of science and formed their association, The Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP) was set in the year 1962. Physiotherapy plays a major role in the rehabilitation of patients the major role of in dealing with this stream of medicine is the access to evaluate a physiotherapeutic treatment in severe conditions such as handicap, disability and sickness.
Even though physiotherapy remains as a secondary medicinal practice, there has been multiple development and milestones achieved so far in this field. The main agenda of physiotherapy is to categorically offer basic medical care by making certain movements in the affected areas and increase mobility and quality of life in patients looking for rehabilitation.
In modern physiotherapy is gaining the much deserving importance in the form of alternative medicines. It is claimed to be holistic, long-lasting and much safer when in comparison to “conventional” form of therapy. In cases of arthritis, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, sciatic, frozen shoulder etc, physiotherapy has played a very progressive role in the treatment of the patient.
Currently, the boom of physiotherapy sector is reaching its peak in success due to the Government’s investment and education on physiotherapy practices and investing state-of-an-art equipment and skilled techniques and promote physiotherapy to cure diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis.
Pain management: implementing exercises to reduce pain following a surgery or illness
Geriatric: a practice that focuses on the needs of older patients
Musculoskeletal: for the treatment of issues related to posture, strains and sprains
Paediatric: for rehabilitation and curing of sickness in children
Women’s health: focused on the overall wellness of female reproduction, postnatal care and childbirth
Eligibility for 1st year : 10+2 (Science) with min. 50%
Eligibility for 2nd year : DPT or eq.
● Top recruiters in the field of physiotherapy are as follows