"Physiotherapy" means a branch of modern medical science, which includes examination, assessment, interpretation, physical diagnosis, planning and execution of treatment and advice to any person for the purpose of preventing, correcting, alleviating and limiting dysfunction. The program is taught by qualified faculty and has a balanced exposure of both academic and clinical training. The undergraduate program is for four and a half years (4 years + 6 months Internship) with a well-organized curriculum and delivery modes emphasizing on evidence based practices. Eligibility: The candidates should have passed the qualifying 12th std./HSC examination having Group B or AB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) as Mandatory subjects
To provide quality education along with excellent clinical Skills
To establish and maintain this institution as a center of excellence in education.
To prepare the best candidates to meet the health care needs of the society.
To inculcate moral and ethical values in students.
To produce best physiotherapists who can compete at the international level.
Intensive care (ICU)
Care of the elderly
Cardiac disorders/ pulmonary disorders
"We offer continuing educational programmes to update knowledge and skills and promote amongst the students, teachers and employees an awareness and understanding of the societal needs of the country and ready them for all such needs.
`Physiotherapy' is a branch of modern medical science which includes examination, assessment, interpretation, physical diagnosis, planning and execution of treatment and advice to any person for the purpose of preventing, correcting, alleviating and limiting dysfunction, acute and chronic bodily malfunction including life saving measures via chest physiotherapy in the intensive care unit, curing physical disorders or disability, promoting physical fitness, facilitating healing and pain relief and treatment of physical and psychological disorders through modulating psychological and physical response using physical agents, activities and devices including exercise, mobilization, manipulations, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical and thermal agents and electrotherapy for diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
(Definition as per the Maharashtra State Council for Occupational therapy & Physiotherapy, 2004)
`Physiotherapist’ is a qualified professional who has acquired all the abovementioned knowledge and skills for entry into practice after being awarded a bachelor degree in the subject of ” Physiotherapy” from a recognised institute affiliated to the University conducting a fulltime course not less than four years and six months of internship.
The following “essential requirements” specify those attributes that the faculty consider necessary for completing the professional education enabling each graduate to subsequently enter clinical practice. The purpose of this curriculum is to delineate the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills deemed essential for completion of this program and to perform as a competent physiotherapist who will be able to evaluate, plan & execute physiotherapy treatment independently.
COGNITIVE LEARNING SKILLS: The student must demonstrate the ability to receive,interpret, remember, reproduce and use information in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains of learning to solve problems, evaluate work, and generate new ways of processing or categorizing similar information listed in course objectives.
Get to lecture, laboratory and clinical locations, and move within rooms as needed for changing groups, partners and work stations. Move quickly in an emergency situation to protect the patient (e.g. from falling).
a. Maneuver another person's body parts to effectively perform evaluation techniques. Manipulate common tools used for screening tests of the cranial nerves, sensation, range of motion, blood pressure, e.g., cotton balls, safety pins, goniometers, Q-tips, sphygmomanometer. Safely and effectively guide, facilitate, inhibit, and resist movement and motor patterns through physical facilitation and inhibition techniques (including ability to give timely urgent verbal feedback).
b. Manipulate another person's body in transfers, gait, positioning, exercise, and mobilization techniques. Manipulate evaluation and treatment equipment safely and accurately apply to patients. Manipulate bolsters, pillows, plinths, mats, gait assistive devices, and other supports or chairs to aid in positioning, moving, or treating a patient effectively.
c. Competently perform and supervise cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
a. Legibly record thoughts for written assignments (including diagrams) and tests. Document evaluations, patient care notes, referrals, etc. in standard medical charts in hospital/clinical settings in a timely manner and consistent with the acceptable norms of clinical settings.
b. Safely apply and adjust the dials or controls of therapeutic modalities.
c. Safely and effectively position hands and apply mobilization and therapeutic techniques.
a. Read written and illustrated material in the English language, in the form of lecture handouts, textbooks, literature and patient‟s chart.
b. Observe active demonstrations in the classroom.
c. Visualize training videos, projected slides/overheads, X-ray pictures, and notes written on a blackboard/whiteboard.
d. Receive visual information from patients, e.g., movement, posture, body mechanics, and gait necessary for comparison to normal standards for purposes of evaluation of movement dysfunctions.
e. Receive visual information from treatment environment, e.g., dials on modalities and monitors, assistive devices, furniture, flooring, structures, etc.
f. Receive visual clues as to the patient‟s tolerance of the intervention procedures. These may include facial grimaces, muscle twitching, withdrawal etc.
a. Hear lectures and discussion in an academic and clinical setting.
b. Distinguish between normal and abnormal breathing, lung and heart sounds using a stethoscope.
a. Effectively communicate information and safety concerns with other students, teachers, patients, peers, staff and personnel by asking questions, giving information, explaining conditions and procedures, or teaching home programs. These all need to be done in a timely manner and within the acceptable norms of academic and clinical settings.
b. Receive and interpret written communication in both academic and clinical settings in a timely manner.
c. Receive and send verbal communication in life threatening situations in a timely manner within the acceptable norms of clinical settings.
d. Physiotherapy education presents exceptional challenges in the volume and breadth of required reading and the necessity to impart information to others. Students must be able to communicate quickly, effectively and efficiently in oral and written English with all members of the health care team.
Maintain general good health and self care in order not to jeopardize the health and safety of self and individuals with whom one interacts in the academic and clinical settings.
1. Demonstrate respect to all people, including students, teachers, patients and medical personnel, without showing bias or preference on the grounds of age, race, gender, sexual preference, disease, mental status, lifestyle, opinions or personal values.
2. Demonstrate appropriate affective behaviors and mental attitudes in order not to jeopardize the emotional, physical, mental, and behavioral safety of patients and other individuals with whom one interacts in the academic and clinical settings and to be in compliance with the ethical standards of the profession.
3. Acknowledge and respect individual values and opinions in order to foster harmonious working relationships with colleagues, peers, and patients.
It is important to portray a professional image. A clinician with inappropriate dress, grooming or conduct can damage the patient's confidence in the quality of their care, sometimes even resulting in a delay in the restoration of health.
Haircuts, hairstyling, and personal grooming need to be neat, conservative and inconspicuous. Grooming and style should be practical and allow one's duties to be performed without embarrassment or inconvenience.