As a physiotherapist you'll help patients with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injury, disability or ageing to improve their movement. You will devise and review treatment programmes using manual therapy (such as massage), therapeutic exercise and electro-therapy.
As well as treating patients, you'll also promote their health and well being and provide advice on how to avoid injury and self-manage long-term conditions.
Physiotherapists are required in each department of a hospital
be it ICU or geriatrics (See Box for details)
and they can also choose to work independently or be part of a multidisciplinary team. You can enjoy flexible working hours as a consultant
choosing the number of hours you work every day.
“You are trained in maneuvers and techniques to aid in helping patients. Physical stature does not decide your success
your skills do
” explained Sunita
Top Colleges In India
Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Gwalior
Address: Mela Road And Railway Station Road, Opp. Ariculture College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474002
Phone: 0751 400 0963
Courses to be pursued
• Diploma in Physiotherapy
• Bachelors in Physiotherapy (B.P.T.)
• Masters in Physiotherapy (M.P.T.)
Physiotherapists typically work 37.5 hours a week, which may include evenings, nights and weekends. As a sports therapist you're likely to work at the weekend, and in private practice your hours will reflect the needs of your clients.
Locum and part-time work opportunities are also available.
sensitivity and tact • Excellent communication skills • Ability to work in a team • Problem-solving skills • Excellent organisational skills • Ability to be encouraging
empathetic and firm
• Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with Science Stream