This HEC approved 5 year degree program has been designed especially for those students who want to excel in the field of physical therapy. They will be called “physiotherapist” and will use “Doctor” as Prefix and “physiotherapist” as Suffix in their names. Currently there is lot of demand for Physiotherapists in Pakistan as well as abroad in USA, Canada , UK, Europe, Middle East and Australia etc.
WHO IS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
According to American Physical Therapy Association(APTA), “Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility – in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.”
APTA defines role of PTs as under:
“Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes.”
The DPT Degree is quite different from the four years BS (PT) degree in terms of curriculum, duration of study and scope of clinical practice. The DPT Degree fulfills the international requirements for Physical Therapy Education, and the DPT graduates can easily get equivalency abroad.
Duration: 5 Years, annual system
Eligibility: F.Sc premedical with minimum 55% marks