With lifestyles becoming increasingly sedentary due to lack of physical activity, body aches and injuries have become common. A paramedical field, courses in Physiotherapy teaches students to provide treatment to improve movement and function of limbs in patients who do not possess full motility and mobility, including those who have muscular and cerebral dysfunctions or are recovering from accidents. These courses include subjects like Clinical Training , Community Physiotherapy and Electrotherapy. Here’s where one can train to become a physiotherapist
■ All India Institute of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation
The institution, based in Mumbai, offers a three-year Master of Physiotherapy degree. The eligibility is BPTh with six-month compulsory internship. The institute has well- equipped rehabilitation centres comprising state-of-the-art operation theatres and a post-operative recovery room, high-tech prosthetics and orthotics fabrication department including Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing and advanced physiotherapy services including a balance assessment and training unit.
■ Ayushman College
This institution based in Bhopal offers a Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy. Students will learn subjects like Electrotherapy, Exercise Therapy, Physiotherapy in Neurology, Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics, Bioengineering, Rehabilitation Medicine, Community Physiotherapy and Physiotherapy in Sports. The duration of the course is four-and-a-half years.
■ Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy
The Delhi-based Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy conducts a four-and-a-half year Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme (inclusive of six-month internship). The aim of the course is to promote human health and function through the application of scientific principles to prevent, identify, assess, correct or alleviate conditions that arise as a result of various pathologies and/or movement dysfunction.