Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the healthcare professions. Physical therapy is provided by physical therapists who promote, maintain, or restore health through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention and health promotion.
Educational criteria for physical therapy providers vary from state to state and from country to country, and among various levels of professional responsibility. In India Bachelor’s degree program is a course of four and half years, which includes four years of academic session and further six months of internship after that you’re classified as a physical therapist. After that people further go for two years Master’s degree program for specialized fields of their interest.
Curricula for the physical therapy degree include :-
▪️Anatomy & physiology
▪️Other coursework as required by individual programs.
Work of Physical Therapist:-
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
When should I go see a physiotherapist?
Think about getting physiotherapy if you have an injury, or chronic pain that affects how you function everyday. A doctor may refer you to physiotherapy after surgery such as a hip replacement, or an event such as a heart attack or stroke.