Scope of Physical Therapy:

Physical Therapy is a medical profession. After completion of this 5 year program one has to play his role in different fields such as

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuromuscular
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Pediatric
  • Geriatric
  • women health  
  • Health and Fitness
  • Sports

 Related disorders are addressed and treated by Physical training including Exercise program, Electrotherapeutic modalities and Specialized musculoskeletal Mobilization and manipulation techniques. Moreover tapping, cupping and dry needling techniques have also been introduced in physical therapy which helps swift recovery followed by physical therapy training. The specialty of Physical therapy is eliminating the cause of disorder by Physical training, this has minimized the abuse of medicine and has raised the awareness of physical fitness worldwide.

By the efforts of APTA rules of Physical Therapy Practice 2020 DPT professionals have become Independent in their Practice. One is able to run a Rehabilitation clinic or work as an independent department in a Hospital.

 One of the most important aspect of Physical Therapy is “it is the need of time”. In current era due to fast life and availability of Electro-Mechanical assistance in everyday task, people have been living sedentary life style. They have switched to luxuries, in this meantime it is important to educate and aware the population regarding physical fitness. 

  • Addressing individual specialty of Physical Therapist in given fields. When it comes to Musculoskeletal a physical Therapist treats posture related, post Traumatic, post Fracture, congenital deformities and Fitness training program also comes in domain.
  • Regarding Neuromuscular Disorders, post Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple sclerosis, Spinal cord injury, GBS and Balance related problems are treated.
  • In Cardiopulmonary rehab for Respiratory disorders, pre and post-surgical rehab, post CABG Rehab program.
  • In pediatric Physical therapy deals with the Congenital deformities such as club foot, Cerebral Palsy, Delayed Milestones, Autism.
  • In Geriatric population dealing with the Old age population with Age related musculoskeletal changes including Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Muscle atrophy, disorders related to neuromuscular coordination, stroke, balance and fall related issues. Also helps bed ridden patients in preventing complications.  
  • Women Health including Gynecological and obstetric health improvement among females.
  • Health and fitness education and training program among general population are also a part of physical therapy practice.
  • Sports physical therapy includes sports specific training regarding in season and off season training program covers conditioning of sportsman and injury prevention among athletes.

Moreover Physical Therapist treats the patient with a holistic approach, showing them empathy and treating the patient wholesome.