Physiotherapy is a therapeutic treatment concerned with prevention, treatment and management of movement disorders arising from conditions and diseases occurring throughout the lifespan. Physical therapy is performed by either a physical therapist (PT) or a physical therapist assistant (PTA) acting under the direction of a PT.

However, various non-PT health professionals  employ the use of some physical therapeutic modalities in practice. A program of physical therapy will typically also involve a patient’s caregivers. Physiotherapy is the system of treatment of disease and disability using physical exercises. It is a vital rehabilitative service needed in a community and a therapeutic supplement of the medical profession, integral to the treatment of most patients.

Physiotherapy  seeks to improve movement dysfunction, promote optimal health and functions of the human body. It helps in optimal functioning of the body and involves the assessment, maintenance, restoration of the physical function and performance. It is  recommended for people with degenerative disorders, the physically challenged, sportspeople and those suffering from arthritis and neurological disorders etc;

Physiotherapists  have a thorough knowledge of the human anatomy and the way the bones, muscles and nerves move. Physiotherapists  specialization is possible in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports physical therapy, neurology etc;

Eligibility : Students with a science can  become a practicing physiotherapist or be employed as a professional in a hospital or clinic, but should have a B.Sc. degree or a diploma in physiotherapy.

Career Options & Job Prospects : Employment opportunities in the rehabilitation departments, municipal corporations and private bodies.

For best guidance and information contact your Employment Department and there Vocational Guidance Officer

About the Author
B.Sc.(Med.), B.Ed., M.A.(Edu.), M.Litt.(Edu.), Ph.D.(Edu.Psy.)PGDCA. Served as Science Master, Employment Department as Vocational Guidance Officer. Retired from Employment Department, Punjab India as Dy. Director (Off.) Serving now Arihant Computer Center and Many Medical Hospitals such as Sadbhavna Medical & Heart Institute.

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