Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy is the branch of medicine that involves the treatment of injuries, body dysfunction, disability, or pain from trauma or disease and/or physical or mental conditions by means of exercises, related equipment, electrotherapy, magneto therapy, massage etc. to rebuild and strenghten the damaged muscles, ligaments & bones exercise.
List of some Institutes that undertake Physiotherapy Courses
Pravara Institute of Medical Scienceshttp://www.pravara.com/admission-bpth.html
Programmes: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.Th.) Program
Intake Capacity:50 seats
Duration: Four and half year’s degree course with compulsory six months rotatory internship.
Eligibility: # 17 years of age on or before 1st July of the Academic year in which admission is sought. # More than 50% marks in CET (Common Entrance Test) conducted by this Deemed Unviersity. # Passed the higher secondary school examination or its equivalent (12 years schooling certificate) with 40% plus marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together or any other equivalent examination of any other country duly recognised. # Passed in each head of passing (Theory, Practical and Oral) of each subject and the examination as a whole in one and same attempt.
Master of physiotherapy (M.P.Th)
Musculoskeletal Sciences – 3
Neuroscience – 3
Cardio Respiratory Sciences – 3
Community Health & Rehabilitation – 3
Paediatrics - 3
Duration: Two years course.
Eligibility: # Indian National. # Bachelor Degree B.P.T. from recognized university and internship Member of I.A.P. # More than 50% marks in CET (Common Entrance Test) conducted by this Deemed Unviersity.
Mahatma Gandhi Mission College of Physiotherapyhttp://www.mgmmumbai.ac.in/physiotherapy/home_physiotherapy.html
B.P. Th. Course is recognised by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Nasik
K.J.Somaiya College of physiotherapyhttp://www.somaiya.edu/physio/index.htm
Programme: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.Th.)
Intake Capacity: 25
Eligibility: 50% in physics, chemistry and biology and CET
College of Physiotherapy Seth G. S. Medical Collegehttp://www.dmer.org/dmer/rest~of~maharashtra/mumbai/6102-basic.html
Intake capacity: 40
Physical Therapy Teaching and Treatment Centrehttp://www.dmer.org/dmer/rest~of~maharashtra/mumbai/6101-basic.html
Intake capacity: 10
College of Physiotherapy Topiwala National Medical Collegehttp://www.dmer.org/dmer/rest~of~maharashtra/mumbai/6103-basic.html
Intake capacity: 10
Vikas College of Physiotherapy
Eligibility: # 17 years of age by the 31st December of the year of seeking admission. # Pass PUC/ PDC/ HSC /10+2 with minimum of 40% marks and 40% for local SC/ST candidates in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology only are eligible for admission. # Students with Diploma in Physiotherapy are eligible for lateral entry into the 3rd year B.P.T.
M.P.T.: Pass B.SC (PT) or B.P.T. from a recognized University with not less than 50% of Marks in aggregate are eligible.
Some more useful links are:
Apollo college Durg http://www.apollocollegedurg.com/Apollocollege/site/Courses.php
Paramedical College Durgapur http://www.paramedicalcollege.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64:bachelor-in-physiotherapy-bpt&catid=41:courses&Itemid=76
Saveetha College of Physiotherapy http://www.saveetha.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=5
Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy http://www.amarjyotirehab.org/academics/ajipt.html
Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies http://www.velsuniv.ac.in/courses.htm
Fees: Up to 100,000
- Increased demand for experienced and competent physiotherapist in the organized health sector.
- The B.P.T. degree qualification of India is accredited in many developed countries.
- It is a very interesting and exciting career.
- In India, the patient therapist ratio is about 10,000:1.
- Ever increasing clinics, hospitals, health departments, private nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers in India increases the demand for trained and experienced physiotherapists.
- Self employment by starting private practice is good opportunity.
- Research and development works in the pharmaceutical companies and institutional laboratories require physiotherapists.
- Teaching can also be another option.
- Nowadays almost every school provides a physiotherapist.
- There are also excellent job opportunities in countries like USA, Australia, and Canada.
May range from Rs. 5,500 – Rs. 50,000 depending on the hierarchy.