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physiotherapy at a glance


Science the moment of Lord Buddha's Enlightenment under the Bodhi -Tree till the establishment of Magadh University, Bodh Gaya on 2nd March, 1962, Magadh region of Bihar has envisaged academic exploration in the forms of "Paraa" and "Aparaa", Vidya. Various Gurukuls, Bauddha Vihars, Shramanas, Pathshalas, Nalanda and Udantpuri Universities, Maqtabs and english medium institutions echo the divinely lit-academic throbs of magadh down the ages.


The university approved syllabus for the course is on par with that of the best Physiotherapy Department of India. Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT), 4 ½ years program including 6 months of rotator internship.

Concept of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a professional helth care discipline directed primarily towards the prevention or allevation of movement dysfunction in people. A physiotherapist is a university graduate of an accredited physiotherapy program, who is qualified to:

  • Establish a physical diagnosis and determine a client's movement potential;
  • Plan and implement physiotherapy treatment programs, using specialized knowledge and skills in exercise prescription and hands-on techniques for the prevention and treatment of movement dysfunction; and;
  • Undertakes related professional activities such as research, teaching, administration and consultation.

Movement dysfunction is any alteration in normal body kinetics that limits effective or efficient body performance.

Scope of Practice

  1. Rehabilitation following joint replacement;
  2. Osteoporosis
  3. Difficulty recovering from an illness or from surgery
  4. Stroke or head injury;
  5. And Bladder control problem

Physiotherapists may work in one or any combination of the following specialized areas:
To reduce that risk of deformity during the grafting and healing process. Through daily exercise and hydrotherapy.
Consultation :-
To act as a consultant to schools. Government, charities, industries and other organizations within the public and private sectors.
Geriatrics :-
To help the elderly achieve independence by teaching them how to help themselves and use equipment to give more mnobility.
Home care :-
To help patients manage at home, especially after being discharged from a hospital of rehabilitation centre.
Neurology :-
To help patients achieve normal movement following an injury to the nervous system such as a stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson,s Disease or head injury. Treatment includes exercises, hydrotherapy, gait training, pain relief, muscle strengthening and joint mobility exercise.
Orthopedics :-
To treat and prevent joint sprains, muscle strains, neck and back complaints and to restore function following fractures and surgery. Orthopedics is also concerned with correcting and preveting postural dysfunction and muscular imbalance, and arthritis. Treatment may involve special exercise, mobilization, manipulation, stress management ad relaxation techniques.Pediatrics:
To treat children’s congenital defects such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis or metal challenges. Also to assess and treat children following injury or disease. Physiotherapy consult and teach parents and caregivers skills and methods to treat children.
To develop and evaluate new and current physiotherapy techniques.
To treat children and adult suffering from asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, and other lung condition. Respirology is also important for patients on general surgical words, in intensive care units and in coronary care units.
Sport physiotherapy:
To treat and prevent injuries by providing physiotherapy coverage at international, national provincial and some local sports events.

    • To reach pre-natal and post natal programs.
    • To rehabilitate heart attach patients.
    • To provide post surgical cure and prosthetic training
    • To assess and improve motor coordination of patients with impaired sight or hearing.
    • To teach skiing riding, swimming and wheelchair sports to the disabled.
    • To plan, organize and direct treatment and physical activity programs for psychiatric patients.
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Professional roles

Professional roles have been developed for each of the basic elements of the profession-clinical practice, research and education.

  • Clinical practice includes many types of physiotherapeutic care – preventive, rehabilitative and maintenance.
  • Research is undertaken to try to find ways of improving the quality of care and stimulating development in all aspects of the physiotherapy profession.
  • Education is an essential component of the profession at several levels-underground and graduate university programs as well as continuing education programs.


Physiotherapists work in:

  • Private clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation center
  • Long term care
  • Home care programs
  • School
  • Child development center
  • Public health units
  • Industry

Physiotherapists work with a broad variety of physical problem, especially those associated with the neuromuscular musculoskeletal cardiovascular and respiratory system. They may work along, with physiotherapy colleagues or teams with other care professional teams.

These are examples of the areas physiotherapists work in;

  • Outpatients-treating spinal and joint preambles accident and sports injuries.
  • Intensive care units- keeping limbs mobile and chests clear
  • Women’s health- ante-and post natal care advice, exercise and posture, managing continence and post-genealogical operations.
  • Care of Elderly – maintaining mobility and independence, rehabilitation after Falls, treatment of arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, chest conditions.
  • Neurology – helping people restore normal movement and function in stroke multiple sclerosis and other conditions.
  • Orthopedics and Trauma – restoring mobility after hip and knee replacements and spinal operations, treating patients after accidents.
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