Career as Physiotherapist

Stream : Health Science
Sub Stream : Physiotherapy


• Physiotherapists are trained professionals working in health care. They are trained to restore mobility, alleviate pain and suffering and work to prevent permanent disability in patients. The job of a physical therapist is preventive, restorative and rehabilitative. Test, measure and treat neurological, pulmonary, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular conditions caused due to illness, injury or congenital disorders 
• Treat healed fracture of bones, sprain, neurological disorders caused by trauma, infection, paralysis etc 
• Use therapeutic agents like heat, radiation, electricity, water, massage and exercise to cure weak muscles and restore joint movements 
• Treat muscular aberrations, such as caused in polio, cerebral palsy (damaged motor centers of the brain causing muscular non-coordination, speech disturbances) muscle, joint and bone injuries, chest and heart diseases, etc. in patients of all ages 
• Work for burn patients for the prevention of abnormal scarring and restricted movement 
• Work for reviving movement and developing operational independence in stroke patients 
• Work to improve endurance with cancer and cardiac patients 
• Give therapy for postural correction and physical improvement 
• Physical therapists specialize in cardiopulmonary, clinical electrophysiological, neurologic, pediatric, geriatric and sports physical therapy

Employment Opportunities for Physiotherapists:

Physiotherapists work in hospitals, orthopedic departments, rehabilitation centres for the handicapped, schools for the mentally retarded and physically disabled children. Opportunities for work in developed countries has been known to be improving. 
• Medical Colleges in the Country 
• Orthopedic treatment centres 
• Multi-speciality clinics 
• Old age facilities 
• Armed Forces 
• Railways 
• Cancer Hospitals

Top Recruiting Companies of Physiotherapists:

• Medical Colleges in the Country
• Orthopedic treatment centres
• Multi-speciality clinics
• Old age facilities
• Armed Forces
• Railways
• Cancer Hospitals

How to become Physiotherapists?

*Physiotherapy courses are designed to give the students a basic understanding of the human body based on medical sciences, training in understanding the procedures for therapy and the related skill training. The final phase of the course gives an on the job exposure to real clinical practice 
Government of India has, however, also set up a Rehabilitation Council to train paramedical staff and to conduct related activities in rehabilitation 

List of Courses: -
• Diploma in Physiotherapy
• Bachelor of Physiotherapy 
• Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy 
• Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy 
• Master of Physiotherapy in Community Physiotherapy 
• Master of Physiotherapy in Neuro-Physiotherapy 
• Master of Physiotherapy in Sports-Physiotherapy 
• Master of Science in Physical and Occupational Therapy
• Post Graduate Diploma in Manual Therapy
• Doctor of Philosophy in Physiotherapy

Median Pay Scale / salary of Physiotherapists:

The initial salary of physiotherapists in government hospitals ranges from around Rs. 10000 – 15000 per month. Whereas in private hospitals remuneration is good compared to government hospitals. In reputed private hospitals the initial income is around Rs. 17,000 which might go up to Rs. 20,000 every month. The payment for skilled private practitioners could be around Rs 20,000 - 40,000 every month. After gaining certain experience this field one can start his/her own clinic. In a day he/she can earn more than Rs.2000 by attending their patients.

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