Welcome to Department of Physiotherapy
Dr. Ashfaque Khan (PT)
Associate Professor - HOD
Date of Establishment: 29th Feb 2005
Physiotherapy means physiotherapeutic system of medicine which includes examination, treatment, advice and instructions to any person preparatory to or for the purpose of or in connection with movement dysfunction, bodily malfunction, physical disorder, disability, healing and pain from trauma and disease, physical and mental conditions using physical agents including exercise, mobilization, manipulation, mechanical and electrotherapy, activity and devices or diagnosis, treatment and prevention. However, various other health professionals (e.g., Chiropractic, Osteopathy) use some physical therapeutic methods. A program of physical therapy will typically involve caregivers.
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that is primarily concerned with 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. Physical therapists can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors. Physical therapists help people maximize their quality of life, looking at physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing. They work in the health spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. Physical therapists can practice independently of other health care/service providers and also within interdisciplinary rehabilitation/habilitation programmes in a wide variety of settings.
Department runs two regular courses i.e., Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy (BPT) and Masters in Physiotherapy (MPT) in four specializations i.e., Musculoskeletal, Neuro-physiotherapy, Cardiopulmonary and Sports Physiotherapy. The department is among one of those few universities of India that offer Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Physiotherapy.
The aim of the department is to provide meaningful education, leadership in physiotherapy innovation for the health profession growth of the country and to conduct original research of the highest standard. Our Department runs undergraduate & post graduate programmes in Physiotherapy with an intake of 100 students in BPT and 20 students in MPT. Most of the passed-out students are well placed in hospitals in India and abroad. A few are pursuing their research career at different institutes/universities.