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What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy (also known as Physical therapy) is defined as the assessment, evaluation, and treatment and prevention of physical disability, movement dysfunction and pain resulting from injury, disease, disability, or other health related problems. A person who is engaged with these activities is known as physiotherapist. Physiotherapy is one of the fastest-growing allied area of medicine, is the systems of treatment of disease and disability using physical exercises. Physiotherapists help patients regain proper physical movement with the help of massages, exercises and a combination of therapies using heat, wax and electricity. With increasing stress and sedentary jobs in today’s common lifestyle, the need for physiotherapists and the resulting job prospects have increased markedly.

Area of Specialisations

  • Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Geriatric Physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Neurological Physiotherapy
  • Pediatric Physiotherapy
  • Sports Physiotherapy

When Can I Enroll for Physiotherapy?





Diploma [Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation/Physiology]

HSC with PCB

2 Yrs. + 6 months internship

No Exam

Bachelor in Physiotherapy /Physiology [BPT]

HSC with PCB

3-4 ½ Yrs. + 6 Mths internship


Master Degree [Physiotherapy / Physiology]


2 Yrs.

Autonomous Exam/ All India level


Master Degree [Physiotherapy/ Physiology]

3-5 Yrs.

Autonomous Exam

What Personality Traits Are Required to Be an Allopathic Doctor ?

  • Observational Skills
  • Planning & Organisational Skills
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Patience
  • Sympathetic & Reassuring Manner

What Aptitude Is Required to Become an Physiotherapist?

  • High Abstract Reasoning
  • Above Average Manual dexterity (Psychomotor Ability)
  • Above Average Mechanical Ability
  • High Closure Ability

IQ Required for Physiotherapist?

Minimum High level of Intelligence preferred with sufficient amount of hard work.

Job Prospects for a Physiotherapist

  • Gymnasiums
  • Health Clubs
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Community Centers
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Private Practices
  • Education & Academic Centre
  • Special Schools
  • Factories & Offices
  • Sports Venues
  • Defence

Regulatory Body

Medical Council of India (MCI)