BPT or Bachelor of Physiotherapy is an undergraduate
Academic Course in a Medical Science Field
known as Physiotherapy. As per WHO, Physiotherapists
assess, plan and implement rehabilitative
programs that improve or restore human motor
functions, maximize movement ability, relieve pain
syndromes, and treat or prevent physical challenges
associated with injuries, diseases and other
impairments. They apply a broad range of physical
therapies and techniques such as movement,
ultrasound, heating, laser and other techniques.
They may develop and implement programmes
for screening and prevention of common physical
ailments and disorders. Physiotherapy uses exercise,
gait training, massage, mobilization and other
physical modalities for providing treatment to
those patients whose movement and function are
compromised by ageing, injury, disease or environmental
factors. The duration of BPT is 4Â½ years including internship of 6 months. Physical Therapy
Programs provide core skills like manual therapy,
therapeutic exercise and the application of electro
physical modalities, to the prospective students.
There are various Physical Therapy Colleges which
offer physiotherapy courses.