What is Physiotherapy?

•  It can be defined as a treatment of an injury or a deformity by physical methods such as massage, exercise rather taking any drugs or medicines for the cure.It involves particular interventions to people where movement and functions of the body are, or may be threatened by illness, ageing, disease, disability or any other factors. These interventions are designed and prescribed to develop and maintain fitness as well as health.Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative medicine aimed at helping patients maintain, recover or improve their physical abilities. Physical therapy or physiotherapy (sometimes abbreviated to PT) is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.


Eligibility Criteria

•  Candidate must have attained 10+2 in science with biology, physics, and chemistry as a subject with a minimum must having 50% marks in PCB For UR/OBC & 40% SC/ST

Course Outline

•  Anatomy: It is a study of (structure form) of  body parts. It can also be defined as study of external and internal structures. Anatomy is also known as human anatomy which basically deals with the relations between the body parts. It includes detail description of body tissues, organs etc.

•  Biochemistry: Biochemistry playing an significant role in physical therapy as contributing a role in anabolic and catabolic activities through energy system including aerobics and anaerobics. Biological science cannot exist without biochemistry. It is the most influential area of medical science. Students endorse in this subject will be able to gain knowledge of various research in biochemical processes.

•  Physiology: It is defined as a study of the functions of the body parts. It is referred as a treatment of the effects of any injury, illness by using manual therapy. Physiology is mainly a branch of health that involves the study of physical exercises on human body. It is used to treat diseases like obesity.

•  Exercise Therapy: It is defined as a plan of physical activities prescribed to facilitate the patients to recover from diseases at any conditions. This therapy is related to specific parts or muscles of the body.This subject is a basic approach for all the students studying physiotherapy, as it helps them to know the importance of every exercise with time. This study helps student to target specific and safe exercise activities for patients, from the early stage of healing to getting back to your activities or favorite sport.

•  Electro therapy: The therapy used for treating chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, muscle wasting and nerve pain by using controlled electrical stimulation. This topic helps in understanding the management and reduction of pain. Re-education of muscles is done by using proper stimulation.

•  Biomechanics: it is the study of human motion. It is important when finding what causes injuries and how we can avoid them from occurring in future. Students are professionally trained to detect biomechanical faults which can predispose to injuries.

•  Pharmacology: Pharmacology is a vast subject challenging the memory of students. There are number of drugs that have been introduced increasing every student’s burden. It can be defined as the study of the effects of drugs on the function of living systems.

•  Pathology: It is a process by which a therapist interacts with a patient, collecting information, generating and testing hypotheses, and determining optimal diagnosis and treatment based on the information obtained.

•  Medicine: This study is basically done by 3 year students in which they are allowed to examine patient disorders and injuries and on basis of this information they provide them with the proper cure.

•  Surgery: Surgery physical therapy plays a crucial role in post operative rehabilitation, as it ensures faster and complete recovery and effective return to prior level of physical function.

•  Paediatric: This is a study to help children to achieve their optimal physical development. It involves soft tissue massage, mobilization, stretching, specific therapeutic exercises and posture education.

​•  Neurology rehabilitation: Medical process which aims to aid recovery from a nervous system injury, and to minimize any functional alterations resulting from it.

•  Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation: it is described as the total number of activities required to ensure that cardiac patients are given the best possible conditions so that they can maintain as normal a place as possible in the society.

•  Sports rehabilitation: Many injuries caused during sports activities or any exercise can be cured through sports rehabilitation. Sports injuries can be severe as well as mild. Exercise performed depends on nature of the injuries.

•  Ortho rehabilitation: The purpose of ortho rehabilitation is to correct musculoskeletal limitations and alleviate pain from trauma, illness, or surgery.Activities performed are different for everyone depending on the goals, abilities and conditions.


Career Prospectives

•  Physiotherapists have ample job prospects in hospitals, nursing homes, residential homes, rehabilitation centers, private offices such as private clinicsetc.

•  Career prospects for physiotherapists are bright in various sports hub, teaching, working with foreign companies like NGOs etc.

•  There are opportunities to do a job into a management post within physiotherapy services, with responsibility for strategies, budgets and faculty, or into general health service management. You may also decide to get into teaching, training or research.

•  The demand of a physiotherapist is intense, and jobs in India are booming. Various sectors where job can be found are:

a. Defence Establishments

b. Teaching Establishments

c. Sports clinics

d. Government Hospitals

e. Students can also start their own clinics.

•  Physiotherapy holds a wide scope in India as well as abroad. We provide our students with the best placements, so that they can give a good start to there career.

•  Alumni’s from Santosh are holding high ranking positions in various research and health fields in India as well as in the foreign organizations.

•  Santosh Medical college is laying a strong foundation for all the students who aspire to start their careers in Phsiotherapy.