Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T.)
Recognized by: Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP)
Course Duration: A 4 ½ year degree course, including 4 yrs academic and 6 months of internship training in the various departments as laid down by the Gujarat University.
Intake capacity (Total Seats):75 seats
Fee Structure: Rs. 72,000/- Per Anum, (for year 2012-2013) as Per Honorable Retd. Justice R. J. Shah Fee Committee. College does not take any other fees like: Computer, Laboratory, Library, Clinical Posting & Sports Etc.
Eligibility: A Candidate must have passed at the external evaluation in Higher Secondary examination under 10+2 education pattern or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English subjects.
Eligible Candidate should have completed the age of 17 years by 31st December of the year of his / her joining the college.
Admission through Centralized Medical Admission Committee of Govt. Of Gujarat on the basis of merit at B. J. Medical College Ahmedabad.
Physiotherapy is a therapeutic health care profession concerned with enhancing mobility and quality of life by using clinical reasoning to deliver the most suitable treatment for an injury or condition.
Physiotherapists help people gain as much movement and physical independence as possible so they can resume their normal job or lifestyle.
Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems. They also deliver patient education and help people avoid injuries and maintain a fit, healthy body.
Remember: Physiotherapists helps people at every age to get a life.
(From Pediatrics to Geriatrics)
How does it work?
Physiotherapy integrates clinical expertise with evidence-based research. Physiotherapists work with a broad variety of physical problems, especially those associated with the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. They may work alone, with physiotherapy colleagues or teams and with other healthcare professionals in multi-professional teams.
Physiotherapists use a wide range of drug-free techniques to relieve pain, restore function and movement, and prevent further problems, including:
Joint mobilization and manipulation.
Therapeutic exercise and stretches.
Electro physical agents (such as hot packs, ice, SWD & ultrasound).
Outpatients - treating spinal and joint problems, accidents and sports injuries.
Intensive Care Units - keeping limbs mobile and chests clear.
Women’s Health - ante- and post-natal care advice, exercise and posture, managing continence and post-gynaecological operations.
Care of Elderly - maintaining mobility and independence, rehabilitation after falls, treatment of arthritis, Parkinson?s disease, chest conditions.
Neurology - helping people restore normal movement and function in stroke, multiple sclerosis and other conditions.
Orthopaedics and Trauma - restoring mobility after hip and knee replacements and spinal operations, treating patients after accidents.
Paediatrics - treating sick and injured children, those with severe mental and physical handicaps, and conditions like cerebral palsy and spina bifida
Designing user friendly or ergonomically & correct homes & work places
Education and Health Promotion - teaching people about many conditions and lifestyle choices. This may include back care, ergonomics, taking exercise classes and cardiac rehabilitation groups.
Sports clinics - treating injuries in sportsmen and women, advising on recovering fitness and avoiding repeated injury.
Voluntary Organisations - advising and consulting for organisations supporting and caring for people with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson‚s disease.
Jobs Hunting Area
- Private Practices
- Medical Centers
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Specialized Schools
- In Universities / colleges Academician
- Sports Clinic
- Sports Club
- Public Settings (Health malls)
- Fitness Center
Vision for the Future
Currently there is tremendous opening for Indian physiotherapists to work in developed nations like the USA, UK, IERLAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW-ZELAND, SINGAPORE, AND MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES.
Moreover, the increasingly sedentary urban lifestyles and lack of exercise brings on a whole gamut or body aches and pains, which requires the assistance of specialized physiotherapists.
The growing awareness of the role physiotherapy can play in enabling the physically handicapped to lead productive lives has also increased the demand for trained professionals.
The graduates are eligible for Masters in physiotherapy in India and abroad Countries like UK, AUSTRALIA, US & NEWZEALAND etc.
They are also eligible to do PhD in India & DPT (Doctorate in physiotherapy) in US.
Detail Training Programme:
1st Year: Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Bio-Medical Physics & Exercise Therapy I.
2nd Year: Exercise Therapy & II, Kinesiology, Electrotherapy & I, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Biostatistics & Research Methodology.
3rd Year: Electrotherapy & II, Medicine, Dermatology, Pediatrics, Neuro & Neurosurgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Plastic Surgery, Cardio thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Ortho traumatic & Non traumatic, ENT & Radiology.
4th Year: P.T. in Ortho, P.T. in Neuro, P.T. in Cardio & Pulmonary, P.T. in Medical & Surgical Conditions, Physio Rehabilitation & Disaster Management & Allied therapeutics.