Physiotherapy belongs to earlier time that has evolved from simple massage to a complex portfolio of therapies with many specialized applications. It treats people of all ages with physical problems due to illness, accident or aging. A physiotherapist uses his hands, mechanical and electrical machines and natural elements like heat and cold to aid clients in easing pain, and restoring good health. Hence, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro - physical are essential to cure patient's trouble.
Working areas of a physiotherapist are mentioned below:
Care of the elderly
After completing 10+2 or equivalent examination with physics, chemistry, biology and English are eligible to apply for courses in physiotherapy. You can pursue B. Sc (Hons) in physiotherapy that provide both training and theoretical programs — theory part of the course covers anatomy, physiology, physics and pathology and in training you receive clinical experience gained by meeting and working with patients in various healthcare centers. Beside this, some part time courses in physiotherapy are also available at a number of institution. After completing graduation you can also apply for post graduate degree that is offered by many private and government colleges
Physiotherapists are challenged by the human body — its function and its complexities. Hence, they must have the ability to ingrain confidence, positive attitude and courage in patients to cure them effectively. Beside this, strength of mind and purpose, willing to work in team, good powers of observations, good understanding of patient's problem, a sympathetic approach for the patient's temperament are also essential.
Employment opportunities for physiotherapists are enormous as they can work in state hospitals, academic institutions associated with medical schools, as well as administrative duties, mining hospitals, military hospitals, special units and private hospitals.
Apart from this, they can be appointed in special schools where multidisciplinary therapy is provided for physically disadvantaged children. They can also work as a lecturer in training institutions as well as in communities where preventative and primary care and education of the community is done.
It deals with acute problems like asthma, chest infections and trauma; it is also helpful for recovery of patients from major surgery;
This therapy restore motor function by trying to overwhelm motor deficits and amend motor patterns.
It include shortwave therapy, microwave therapy, heat therapy, laser therapy and many more, to cure patient's different kinds of pain.
Aquatic Physiotherapy consists many exercises prescribed by a physiotherapist as part of treatment to improve outcomes of the rehabilitation process.
This therapy is meant for problems that specifically affect women, more often during and after pregnancy and around the menopause.