Physiotherapy is one of the most promising courses in current time. Compared to other form of medical treatment, it was not that popular a choice but with changing time, people have started to understand the importance of this profession and consequently it’s potential. It’s a form of science, used to improve body’s movement dysfunction and to uphold the multi dimensional functions of human body apart from ensuring optimal health. Physiotherapy includes very important functions such as maintenance, evaluation, restitution of the physical functions and body performance. Chiefly prescribed for persons having physical problems including physically challenged people, Physiotherapy takes care of degenerative disorders ailments like arthritis, neurological disorders and sports people. Physiotherapy is basically a corrective, accompanying procedure used along with oral medicines.
One of the most rapidly growing specializations of medicine, physiotherapy also includes massages, water therapy, heat radiations, tractions, and diathermy etc. Many urban people suffer from several physical disorders because of stress, work and other physical activity and because of that this profession has become very attractive for new generation of youths. Students can opt for specializations in physiotherapy such as clinical electrophysiological, geriatrics, pediatrics, sports physical therapy, orthopedics and cardiopulmonary therapy.
Courses available in physiotherapy are B. Sc in Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy (MPT), Bachelor of Physiotherapy, M. Sc in Physical and Occupational Therapy, MPT in Sports Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy in Neurology and Master of Physiotherapy in Orthopedics etc. India offers ample employment opportunities to physiotherapists. There are jobs available in private as well as government sectors. Apart from that, physiotherapists can also join numerous clinics, hospitals, health departments, private nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. Starting own private practice is another attractive option.