Last updated: 13 Aug 2020
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Physiotherapy is a treatment to restore, maintain and make the most of the patient’s mobility, function and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention and health and fitness. Physiotherapists get involved in one’s own recovery.
The 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. The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them remain independent for as long as possible.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) is a 4-years undergraduate course that is divided into 8- semesters and it includes a mandatory six months of clinical internship. The course revolves round the science of physical movement aimed at preventing disease and disability. The students of the physiotherapy will be trained on various techniques such as exercises, massage and other modalities for providing treatment to those patients whose movement and function are weak after accidents, aging, sports injury, work stress, etc.
The course will cover a wide range of topics such as Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biomechanics, etc and many more. The course teaches the students the advanced level about the core physiotherapeutic skills such as manual therapy, therapeutic, exercises and application of electro-physical modalities.
The students should have passed PUC or 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects along with English language with 40% minimum aggregate from recognised board in order to get admission to Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) course.
The students who are seeking admission to Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) course can join the course via two different modes. The first one is merit-based admission and second one is through direct admission procedures.
The students seeking admission under this mode are compulsorily required to apply for the Karnataka CET entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The students after qualifying the entrance exam are required to undergo counselling procedures of KEA for getting admissions for Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) course. The main idea of conducting the entrance exam is to filter and select right and deserving candidates from the group of non-serious candidates. The fees for merit seats is fixed by the government and is reasonable.
The students can also get admission to Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) course by another mode i.e. direct admission. Under this mode, the students can get direct admissions to the colleges under management quota. The main benefit of this mode of admission is that students are not required to apply for any entrance exams nor are required to undergo any counselling procedures. The best part of direct admission is that the students can choose their desired colleges to study the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) course. The students of direct admission are given special privileges where they can choose their colleges and book their seats even before starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions can contact government registered educational advisory centres like Galaxy Educational Services for direct admission related queries.
The students of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) will be studying the following subjects in their course duration
|Sl. No.||Subjects of Study|
|8||Orientation of Physiotherapy|
|12||First Aid & CPR|
|15||Research Methodology & Biostatistics|
|16||Introduction to Treatments|
|19||Orthopaedics and Traumatology|
|20||Clinical Observation Posting|
|21||Orthopaedics & Sports Physiotherapy|
|22||Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training|
Physiotherapists are very important and the physiotherapy course is gaining momentum in almost all the sectors. This is because physiotherapists play a crucial role for their patients to help them to reduce their stress and problems related to it.
The physiotherapists are hired in different sectors like defence medical establishments, educational institutions, fitness centres, health institutions, clinics, hospitals, orthopaedic departments, physiotherapy equipment manufacturers. The students of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) can also join master's courses if they are interested. They can even join as physiotherapy lecturers after the completion of their masters. They can also work as free- lancing physiotherapists and treat the individual patients.
Some of the important job roles available for bachelor of physiotherapy (BPT) students are:
The bachelor of physiotherapy (BPT) students can easily earn around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum as fresh graduates. The experienced professionals can earn nearly around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum. The private and consultant physiotherapists can earn even better by working as free-lancers.
Some of the top recruiters are:
The demand for physiotherapists is growing day by day. Many people look for help from the physiotherapists to come out of their physical problems. Especially old age people hire physiotherapists for different treatments related to their physical mobility. Sometimes doctors prescribe physiotherapy treatments for many problems related to flexibility of the body.
The physiotherapists are highly paid professionals for their expertise and skill set. The sportsmen hire personal physiotherapists to keep their bodies fit and fine, so that they can perform better in their sports. The physiotherapists are also hired in large numbers in hospitals and clinics. There is an evergreen demand for skilled physiotherapy students. The physiotherapists are paid good salaries and can also expect good career growth in their fields.