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Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists are the experts who treat injury, disease, disorders with the help of physical methods like exercise, massage, manipulation and other treatments instead of medications and surgeries. Their main aim is to improve a person’s quality of life by implying variety of treatments to eliminate pain and restore its function.

Career Options

  • - Higher education lecturer - Physiotherapist - Sports therapist - Acupuncturist - Chiropractor - Dance movement psychotherapist - Exercise physiologist - Health service manager - Health promotion specialist - Osteopath - Personal trainer

Educational Qualifications

  • 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board.

Personal Skills

  • - Excellent Communication Skills - Problem solver - Ability to be encouraging
  • empathetic and firm - Ability of building a good relationship with patients and their families - Interest in Anatomy and physiology

Courses to be pursued

  • - BSc Physiotherapy - BSc Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Science - International Foundation Programme (inc. Physio and Paramedic Science) - BSc Veterinary Studies (Physiotherapy)

Top Colleges

  • King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College Address: Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400012 Phone: 022 2410 7000 Website: http://www.kem.edu/
  • Government Medical College, Nagpur Address: 1-A, Hanuman Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440009 Phone: 0712 274 4671 Website: http://www.gmcnagpur.org/

Working Conditions

Physiotherapists work from hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers and private office which are well-equipped. Their jobs are physically demanding as they have to kneel, stoop, lift and stand for a long period. They also lift patients and aid them in standing, walking etc. Full time physiotherapists work for 40 hours per week.

Top Companies

  • BLK Super Specialty Hospital Address: BLK Super Speciality Hospital Pusa Road, New Delhi -110005 Phone: +91 9015443040 Website: http://www.blkhospital.com/
  • Aster Medcity Address: Aster DM Healthcare Limited Cheranelloor, Kochi, Kerala, India Phone: +91 484 66 99 999 Website: http://astermedcity.com/

Successful Persons

Eric Robertson

Eric Robertson is a known name in the field of physiotherapy and he is the most connected physiotherapy individual. He is not only a physiotherapist but also an educator, speaker, director of Kaiser’s Northern Californian Physiotherapy fellowship, founder of physiotherapist Think Tank.

Jerry Durham

Jerry Durham is a pioneer in the physiotherapy industry and is also a principal member of San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy. Durham is also associated with the physical therapy called sockmafia.

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