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  • Is physiotherapy a good career option in India?

    Do you have an interest in taking up physiotherapy as a career option? Searching for details of the best colleges in India, the admission procedure and the career opportunities after the course? On this page check out the advice provided by experts for your query.

    My cousin's son is looking for admission to a physiotherapy course after plus II. Admission to physiotherapy course for the year - 2020. In the paramedical section, what is the scope for the physiotherapy course ?. Which courses can be studied in physiotherapy after plus II.

    I want to know the admission procedure and career opportunities of a physiotherapy course in India.
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  • Physiotherapy is an associated career in the medical line and it has good scope as more and more cases of physical disabilities and problems related to muscles and ligaments disorders are coming up for medical examination because of the sedentary life style of the people and other medical reasons. These problems are easily managed with the physiotherapy which is a sure shot way to cure them just by appropriate exercises and body movements. For example frozen shoulder which is a common ailment can be cured with some simple exercises over a period of 15-20 days without taking any oral medicines.

    After 10+2 one can apply for Bachelor in Physiotherapy (B.PT.) course. The course duration is 4-1/2 years. The candidates must have done 10+2 with at least 50% marks and with the subjects physics, chemistry and biology. He should have also attained an age of 17 years. After completing graduation one can go for 2 years Masters course also in this field. The exam is conducted by the individual institutions

    Some of the institutions having this course are Government Medical College, Nagpur; Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), MP; National Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida; Apollo College of Physiotherapy, Hyderabad; Indian Institute of Health Education & Research, Patna; Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Guru Gobind Indraprastha University, New Delhi.

    After completing this course one can have opportunity for working in the field of geriatrics, cardiorespiratory, orthopaedics, neurology, ministry of sports, stadiums, hospitals, health societies etc. One can do the freelance practice also. There is a good opportunity to go abroad also as there is good requirement in many countries like US, UK and others.

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  • After passing the 12th standard with a minimum 50% marks from a recognised institute one can join in bachelor of physiotherapy (BPT). The admission will be based on the entrance test. One has to apply as per the procedure laid down by the institute and attend the entrance test. The admission will be based on the rank obtained in the entrance test. This is a full-time degree course and the course duration is four and a half years. There are another two similar courses. They are Bachelor of Occupational therapy (BOT)and Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics(BPO).

    The syllabus will cover some of the subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Psychology, KiBiomechanics, Disability prevention etc.

    After completing the above course one can opt for a job or can also go for higher studies like Post Graduation courses and Doctorate courses.

    There are many institutes offering physiotherapy degrees. Some of the good colleges in South India are given below.

    1, Apollo Physiotherapy College, Hyderabad
    2. Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
    3. JSS College of Physiotherapy, Mysore
    4. SDM College of Physiotherapy, Dharwad
    5.Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Education, Kottayam
    6.Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

    The person qualified in the above subject can work in various departments like Pediatrics, Mental health, Orthopedics, Sports Physical Therapy, Occupational Health, Neurology etc.
    The career opportunities for them are in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, Wellness centres, Spas, Community health care centres, Fitness centres, Occupational health centres, NGOs, etc. These days many of us are having problems like backache, frozen shoulder, arthritis, knee pain, mobility problems, etc. Physiotherapists can handle all such problems. Qualified people can start their own fitness centres and start working.

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  • Physiotherapy is a branch of paramedical science that helps in the management of various neuromuscular, skelton and other system of the body such as cardiovascular, Neurology, Geriatrics etc. The main function of the Physiotherapist is to eliminate the pain with which a patient is suffering and they can deal with the patients having aches in the various parts of the body - system.
    In order to get the admission in the BPT courses of any recognised institution, the aspirant must have passed 10+2 with a recognised board securing a minimum aggregate of 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry, Bilology and apart from it they have to clear the both written and oral tests as prescribed by the institution and selection will be made on the basis of merit.
    85% seats are allocated to the aspirants of the same state where the institution is situated and rest 15 % percent are reserved for the aspirants hailing from other states.
    The duration of the course is 4 year 6 months.
    There is also the provision of intake of aspirants from the NEET quota where in the aspirants have to qualify the test with the minimum cut off marks for the Physiotherapy. Here also the minimum aggregate for the general candidates is 50 % including Physics, Chemistry and Biology. However for the candidates for OBC, SC/ST and economically poor sections have been fixed at 40 %.
    The course of the Physiotherapy are much in demand and almost all the Multispeciality- hospitals have their own group of Physiotherapist. With putting a service of minimum of five years they can earn around Rs 100000/- per month and with the time their emoluments may surge substantially.
    Some of the noted colleges in the direction of persual of Physiotherapy are as follows -
    1) Government Medical College- Nagpur.
    2) Indian Association of Physiotherapist MP.
    3) National Institute of Management Noida.
    4) Apollo College of Physiotherapy, Hyderabad.
    5) Indian Institute of Health and education, Patna.
    6) Guru Govinda Indraprastha University, New Delhi.
    They can be absorbed in the Multispeciality hospitals, Nursing Homes, Occupational Health Centres etc
    Their designation could be any one listed below -
    1) Accupuncturist
    2) Exercise Physiologist
    3) Personnel Trainer
    4) Health Promotion Specialists
    5) Chiropractors etc
    With the the possession of the post graduation degree in Physiotherapy, the can widen their career prospects by being a specialist in any one of domains -
    1) Sports Physiotherapy
    2) Neurology Physiotherapy
    3) Geriatric Physiotherapy
    4) Post Operation Physiotherapy
    5) Cardiovascular Physiotherapy etc.

  • Yes, Physiotherapy candidate have a good career option in India or even abroad. Healthcare and its technology upgrade often. They need specialized profession in most of the health category and Physio is one of them.

    Your cousin can go ahead with Physiotherapy Diploma or Degree after his II PUC / 12th if he/she has taken the relevant Science (PCM) related course with some distinction.

    Once he/she is passed out then there are few colleges and universities in India (can browse them online), apply and get admission for the same. While they are about to complete the Physiotherapy course, they will automatically come to know where and how to get the relevant job around.

    Also, the College or University's senior and mentor will guide on this as well, like how and where to get suitable job. So, nothing to worry about it. Physiotherapy is one of the most demanded profession in hospital / healthcare / pharma industry. Most of the well known hospital is looking for it. There is possibility that one can get the Job in Government Hospital or associated health organization etc.

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