Physical Therapy is an essential segment of modern health care system. It is a “science of healing and of caring”. It pertains to the clinical examination, evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-Cascular and Respiratory systems’ functional disorders including symptoms of pain, edema and physiological, structural and psychosomatic ailments. It deals with methods of treatment based on movement, manual therapy, Physical agents, and therapeutics modalities to relieve the pain and other complications. Hence, Physical Therapy covers basic parameters of healing sciences i.e. Preventive, promotive, diagnostic, rehabilitative and curative.
Goals of The Program
The purpose of the doctor of physical ther4py program (DPT) is to prepare physical therapists who will be primary providers of physical therapy care.
- Serve as responsibility members in the professional community and are willing and able to assume leadership roles in the communities they serve.
- Identify researchable problems, advocate and participate in research, and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.
- Understand and place in context the social, economic and cultural issues of practice and effectively advocate for changes in policy.
- Correlate theory with practice and think creatively about, react to, adapt or shape new practice environments.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Intermediate (pre medical) with 60% marks, Open merit for both male and female. The students finally selected will be interviewed for personality and aptitude for the medical education.
Objectives of the Program
Graduates of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences relevant to physical therapy, both in their fundamental context and in their application to the discipline of physical therapy.
- Understand, correlate and apply theoretical foundations of knowledge to the practice of physical therapy; evaluate and clarify new or evolving theory relevant to physical therapy.
- Work autonomously and flexibly in the academic and clinical arenas
- Evaluate research literature critically; devise and carry out a research project and usage of research literature appropriately in their thinking and practice.
- Demonstrate mastery of entry level professional clinical skills. Provision of these services is based on the best available evidence and includes physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention prevention activities, wellness initiatives and appropriate health care utilization.
- Demonstrate leadership, management, and communication skills to effectively participate in physical therapy practice and the health care team.
What does Physiotherapist do?
- Evaluate the function of the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory and circulatory systems.
- Measure joint range and muscle strength.
- Test for loss of sensation.
- Evaluate the nature of pain.
- Analyze pattern of posture and movement.
- Perform tests of lung capacity
- Electrical tests of nerves and muscles.
- Assess the psycho-social situation of clients.
- Educate communities in a healthy lifestyle.
Scope for Physiotherapist
- Private practice
- Hospital (private & public)
- Intensive care units
- Women’s health
- Care of the elderly
- Stroke patients
- Mental illness
- Sports departments
- Occupational health
- Special schools
- Education ( teaching and coordination)