Bachelor of Physiotherapy BPT
BPT or Bachelor of Physiotherapy is a four-year undergraduate professional course that deals with the science of physical movement and channelising it to prevent disability and diseases of movement. Physiotherapy or physical therapy is an allied health profession that helps people increase, maintain or restore their physical mobility, function, and strength. This science makes use of electrotherapy, evidence-based kinesiology, exercise prescription and shockwave mobility to treat chronic conditions of the bones and soft tissues.
Intake Capacity: 60
Duration: 4.5 years
Eligibility Criteria: The eligibility criteria of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B. P.T) is that students have to pass 10+2 examinations with PCB from a recognized institute. Science should be the mainstream.
Future Prospect of the Course: A physiotherapy student has an option to pursue higher education after BPT and can also specialize in the field of physiotherapy. BPT graduates are also eligible for courses like hospital administration, business management, public health management & various other postgraduate programs. The normal pay package for a Physiotherapist working in a hospital starts with a minimum Rs. 5-6 lakhs per annum. With experience, remuneration increases depending on the work output and the type of organization he/she is working in. Physiotherapy is a very promising, rewarding and a satisfactory profession as paramedical science has a larger role & responsibility in a hospital scenario. After clearing the licensing examination of a given country, it opens up wide opportunities for the physiotherapists in the health industry like :
• Prescribing remedial exercises
• Muscle strength evaluation & quantification
• Physical treatment by electrotherapy modalities like diathermy, ultrasonic therapy, contrast bath, cryotherapy, hydrocollator, whirlpool therapy, trans-electric muscle stimulation, infra-red therapy, ultraviolet therapy etc and also different therapeutic exercises by automated machines.
• Evaluating balance in neurologically affected patients.
• Apply manual therapy, mobilization, manipulation of soft tissue techniques etc.
• Wheelchair and gait training with or without ambulatory aids.
• Aid in-home evaluation to make the environment barrier-free and accessible.
• Improving the status of patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction.