Scope of Physiotherapy: Courses, Careers, Responsibilities, Salary

Faculty Name: Faculty of Physiotherapy

Duration of Course: 8 Semesters + 6 Months Internship

Eligibility: Age of 17 years or more on 31st December of the year of admission.

10+2 with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English taken together.

Healthcare is a vast industry where aspirants make their careers in various domains. Candidates who want to rehabilitate patients by treating them with the help of exercises, massages, and physical activities can become Physiotherapists. Graduates from this course can prevent and cure physical dysfunctionalities in patients. Physiotherapy is considered the branch of healthcare that examines, diagnoses, treats, and instructs patients to improve their movement dysfunction, bodily malfunction, physical disorder, disability, healing & pain from trauma & disease, and physical & mental conditions. Physiotherapists utilize various physical agents, including exercise, mobilization, manipulation, mechanical, and electrotherapy devices, to treat patients. The high rise of industrialization and mechanization is the outcome of the high demand and scope of physiotherapy not only in India but also in abroad.

A Physiotherapist, also known as a Physical Therapist, is a vital part of the healthcare team responsible for treating patients without medicines by the use of exercise, manual therapy, rehabilitation techniques, and physical activity. The primary work of a physiotherapist is to help patients recover or rehabilitate from neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, sports, geriatrics, oncology impairments, and other incapable states. It is also a physical therapist’s responsibility to restore the patients’ body to its possible functional level.

Physiotherapists also play an essential role in preventing injuries that include on-field sores and treating them according to their needs. Also, it is the therapist’s responsibility to address not only the damage but also help patients control the impact of the injury to avoid future abnormalities.

Courses offered under the faculty of Physiotherapy:

  • B. Sc. (Sports & Exercise Science)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)
  • Master of Physiotherapy (Cardiopulmonary)
  • Master of Physiotherapy (Neurology)
  • Master of Physiotherapy (Orthopedics)
  • Master of Physiotherapy (Sports)
  • Master of Physiotherapy (Community Rehabilitation)
  • Master of Physiotherapy (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
  • D (Neurology, Cardiology, Sports, Orthopedics)

Career Options in Physiotherapy

  • Consultant Physiotherapist in Multi-specialty Hospitals, Health Care Centers, NGOs
  • Corporate Physiotherapist in MNCs
  • Health Care Physiotherapy Instructor in Gym
  • Ergonomic Care Advisor
  • Physiotherapist in Special Schools for Physically Challenged Children
  • Physiotherapist in Old Age Residential Homes
  • Sports Physiotherapists along with Sports Associations, Sports Team, individually hired physiotherapists by elite athletes
  • Entrepreneurs in Rehabilitation Centers/ Organizations
  • Private Practitioners running Private Physiotherapy Practice
  • Lecturer
  • Clinical Researcher

Why Physiotherapy at SGT University?

  • SGT University has modern medicine hospital attached to it to provide maximum exposure to the students
  • We have highly competent, compassionate, and qualified faculty members.
  • State of the art research center, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy labs are available for students.
  • Depart of physiotherapy has well-established libraries.
  • SGT University has Smart class facility with well-equipped labs

To know more about these programs such as eligibility criteria, admission process, and other queries you can visit our official website or contact us through the mail, phone, or social media platforms.

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Role of Physiotherapy in Cardiopulmonary Conditions

When someone talks about the rehabilitation of cardiopulmonary conditions, the specialists which come forward are the cardiopulmonary physical therapist. Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy is an area of physiotherapy that specializes in the prevention, rehabilitation, and restoration of patients with diseases of lungs and heart.

The patient having cardiopulmonary diseases suffer from breathlessness, increased sputum production, a decrease in gas exchanges, reduced exercise capacity and increased fatigue, chest pain, etc.  The Cardiopulmonary therapist helps the patients to overcome the physical and functional impairment, activity limitations, and participation restrictions due to the impairments of structures and functions of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system. They also play a significant role in the management of various conditions such as Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and many more.

The core component of cardiopulmonary physiotherapy interventions is exercise prescriptions. There are various methods and techniques which are used in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation viz. deep breathing exercises, breathing facilitation exercises, percussions and vibrations, coughing, mobility assistance, and individually tailored exercises, etc. Through these techniques a cardiopulmonary physical therapist can help patients to reduce breathlessness, increase functional capacity, reduce the exacerbations of conditions and thereby reduce the number of hospital admissions; it also enhances mental wellbeing and improves the quality of life.

There are various settings where the cardiopulmonary physical therapist are helpful for the patients to improve quality of life such as ICU, indoor and outdoor patient department, home care, clinics and rehabilitation  In intensive care unit (ICU) where some patients are on a ventilator, there are chances of accumulations of secretions in lungs, decrease oxygenation. In this setting, the physical therapist helps to improve ventilation, facilitate removal of secretions, and improve management of shortness of breath for better function. The patient education and interventions related to corrections of breathing patterns are done through various breathing techniques and manual therapy such as chest percussion and vibrations to mobilize secretions.

In outpatients and rehabilitation clinics individualized education related to the patient’s condition, how to respond in case of increased symptoms, and graded exercise training in form of endurance, resistance, and respiratory muscle training is provided to maximize the patient’s functional level.

During this pandemic COVID-19, the cardiopulmonary therapist has a significant role, as the person with COVID -19 presents with respiratory symptoms like pneumonia and breathlessness and fever. The therapist provides breathing retraining and helps to remove secretions and reduces acute respiratory distress like symptoms.

Dr. Sonia Pawaria
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Physiotherapy
SGT University

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Role of Physiotherapy in Women Health Care

Did you understand that there are Physiotherapists who focus on women’s health care? Sadly it’s a nicely kept secret and plenty of women only find out approximately these professional offerings after problems start occurring, after childbirth or after a referral from their doctors.

According to research statistics Indian consensus, almost 48.5% of the total population is females, with 48.1% stays in urban and 48.6% in rural areas. Due to current lifestyle or work-related issues illnesses are increasing in female population leading to a range of complex health issues like Knee arthritis, Back pain, Pregnancy-related complications, Pelvic floor dysfunction, Obesity, PCOD, Injury, Trauma or illness and the most important of all the lifestyle changes associated with the normal physiological process- middle and old age, Menstruation, Menopause, Osteoporosis significantly affects the women’s body at alarming hormonal changes. Most of the women assume that this is a normal process and they should adapt themselves accordingly and continue with their routines as very little can be done. In many instances, that is not the case. Many Government and private organizations have now become active in providing the women health by many awareness programs to rural as well as urban areas.

Physiotherapy defined as a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain, and maximize their physical strength, function, motion, and overall well being by addressing various physical issues. Keeping women’s health care in mind Physiotherapy has added another horizon of achievement in its branches by playing a vital role in women’s health care.  It has increased its role in health care concerns with females across their life spans and has shown great results in all age groups showing benefits from the various rehabilitation programs.

Women’s Health Care Physiotherapy aims at the assessment and planned therapeutic treatment specific to various health problems affecting women of all age groups, with complete knowledge of the physiological differences and the impact of hormonal changes on their well being. Considering the various health concerns of women are as widespread as the role of women themselves in all phases of life and can include everyone from young athletes to postmenopausal women. Most women can attest that we are just built differently than men. From differences in hormones to the unique stresses from pregnancy, our bodies go through a lot in a lifetime.  A physiotherapist understands this and many will be surprised that a physio works with many female related disorders these are;

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Mensuration related disorders
  • Pre and Post pregnancy physiotherapy
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • PCOD
  • Obesity-related ailments like back pain or knee pain
  • Frequent Urination
  • Loss of bladder /bowel control when laughing or sneezing
  • Weakened core strength

A thorough assessment and well-designed exercise program by a physiotherapist is required to prevent these health issues in women across the life span. Numerous exercises and techniques to treat conditions specific to women like muscle training -improving muscle patterns and Strengthening weak pelvic floor muscles, Exercise therapy helping improve endurance, flexibility strength and mobility, Manual therapy focuses on soft tissue and joints mobility and Electrotherapy modalities like electrical stimulation, Therapeutic ultrasound, etc to reduce pain and stiffness.

Women Physiotherapy Health Care empowers women to recognize how their bodies work and take charge of their well being.”

Dr. Priyanka Rishi
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Physiotherapy
SGT University

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