BACHELOR IN PHYSIOTHERAPY (BPT):
BPT (Bachelor in Physiotherapy) is a four and half year degree course under the Utkal University. Four years of class and clinical teaching and after four years every student undergoes a compulsory rotating internship for six months.PHYSIOTHERAPY
It is a science, which views human movement as central to the health & well-being of individuals. Physiotherapists identify & minimize movement disorders, develop potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment & rehabilitation. “Physiotherapists” deal with the treatment of different diseased conditions by various physical agents like manual or manipulative therapy and Therapeutic use & application of Electro-physical modalities.
Exercise Therapy deals with the treatment of disease conditions relating to Neurological diseases and damages, Orthopedic conditions like Chronic Musculo-Skeletal disorders, Back pain & Neck Pain, Cervical Spondylosis, Respiratory care and Cardiovascular rehabilitation, Cerebral Palsy & syndromes of cerebral dysfunction, Gynecological condition, Post trauma care, Sports injuries & special needs of the sports persons.SCOPE FOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
Physiotherapists work in hospitals, medical colleges, private clinics, rehabilitation establishments and fitness centers. They teach in medical colleges, engage in research to enhance knowledge to do their specialization in Orthopedics, Neurology, Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, Cardio-Thoracic & Pediatrics. The students after completing their Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy can opt for higher studies both in India and abroad. They can do their specialization (Post Graduation & Ph.D.) in Orthopedics, Neurology, Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, Cardio-Thoracic, and Pediatrics etc. There is a great demand for qualified physiotherapists all over the world. They have bright chances of getting a job abroad in developed countries like U.S.A., U.K., Germany, Canada & Australia.