Physiotherapy can be defined as a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize their physical strength, function, motion and overall well-being by addressing the underlying physical issues.
|Certificate||Class 10/Class 10+2||9 months to 12 months|
|Diploma||Class 10 +2||1 year|
|Under graduate||Class 10 +2 Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology ) with minimum 50% + Entrance Exam||4.5 years (Including six month internship)|
|Post Graduate Diploma||B.P.T.||1 year|
B.P.T. + Entrance Exam
|Ph.D (For those who want to go in academics)||Post graduate (M.P.T.)||2-3 years|
Guru Govinda Indraprastha University Physiotherapy Entrance Exam
JIPMER All India Entrance Exam
Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from 1 to 5 lakh per year; excluding lodging/boarding expenses. In government colleges fees is considerably low ranging from 3 thousand to 4 thousand per year excluding lodging/boarding expenses.
Ability to make informed decisions
Excellent communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Excellent analytical skills
Attention to detail
Career in Physiotherapy is rewarding. Following are the various job areas for graduates and post graduates in Physiotherapy:
Centre for physically and mentally challenged: A qualified physiotherapist is eligible to work at centers developed for physically and mentally challenged people.
Community health centers: Physiotherapist can also get job in various community health centers.
Private and public hospitals: Physiotherapist can also apply in private and public hospitals.
Private practice: A qualified physiotherapist can start clinic of their own.
Rehabilitation centers: There is huge demand of physiotherapists in rehabilitation centers.
Sports clinics and fitness centers: Sports physiotherapists help sportsmen and sportswomen perform at their best by identifying and treating sports injuries.
Nursing homes/ private care centers: A qualified physiotherapist can get job in nursing homes/ private care centers to treat physical ailment of elderly patients.
Universities and Colleges: A master or Ph. degree holder in Physiotherapy can work as a professor or lecturer in University and colleges.
Certificate course in Physiotherapy and Yoga therapy
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – (M.D)
Physiotherapy in Biomechanics
Cardio Pulmonary Physiotherapy
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – (M.S.)
Sports Physiotherapy Honours - M.S.P.T. (Hons.)
In Public Health
Charotar University of Science and Technology, Anand (http://www.charusat.ac.in)
Physiotherapy college, Ahmedabad (http://www.aimsahmedabad.org)
Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda (http://www.msubaroda.ac.in)
Parul Institute of Physiotherapy, Vadodara (http://parul.ac.in)
Govt. Spine Institute and Physiotherapy College and Prosthesis and Orthotic College, Ahmedabad (http://www.gsiahmedabad.org)
K.M.Patel Institute of Physiotherapy(KMPIP), Anand (http://www.charutarhealth.org)
R.K University , Rajkot (http://rku.ac.in)
A.D.N Institute of ParaMedical Science, Nagpur (http://adnmedical.org)
K.J. Somiya Medical College, Mumbai (http://www.somaiyamedicalcollege.com)
Mahatma Gandhi Mission, College of Physiotherapy (MGM), Navi Mumbai , Maharashtra (http://www.mgmuhs.com)
Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Mumbai (http://physiotherapy.dpu.edu.in)
Seth G.S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (http://www.kem.edu)
All India Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mumbai (http://www.aiipmr.gov.in)
BJ Medical College, Pune (http://www.bjmcpune.org)
Govt. Medical College , Nagpur (http://gmcnagpur.gov.in)
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion Hospital , Mumbai (http://www.ltmgh.com)
Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute for Physically Handicapped, New Delhi (http://www.iphnewdelhi.in)
School of Physiotherapy, S.S.G Hospital, Anand (http://www.medicalcollegebaroda.edu.in)
Apollo College of Physiotherapy, Durg (http://www.apollocollegedurg.com)
Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad (http://www.nims.edu.in)
Indian Institute of Health Education & Research, Patna (http://iiher.com)
Patna Medical College (http://ww2.patnamedicalcollege.com)
Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy, New Delhi (http://www.ajipt.org)
National Institute of Health Education & Research (N.I.H.E & R), Patna (http://kalyansevasansthan.org/wing1/content_details.php?pid=25)
A qualified Physiotherapist can get employment opportunities in following areas::
Talwalkars Pantaloon Fitness Private Limited
Intellectual Resource Training Private Limited
Help Age India
Medybiz Pvt Ltd
All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.