Introduction of Program
Doctor of Physical therapy is a 5 years Clinical Degree program; that constitute of the Laboratory practice, Class lectures and Clinical Rotations in Different hospitals. Degree holders will be able to title themselves as “Doctor of Physical Therapy�?.
Physical therapy is an essential segment of modern health care system. It is a “Science of Healing and art of caring�?. It pertains to the clinical examination, evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory systems’ functional disorders including symptoms of pain, edema, and physiological, structural and psychosomatic ailments. It deals with methods of treatment based on movement, manual therapy, physical agents, and therapeutics modalities to relieve the pain and other complications.
Hence, Physical therapy covers basic parameters of healing sciences i.e. preventive, promotional, diagnostic, rehabilitative, and curative.
Vision Statement of a Department of physical Therapy:
Our vision is to established an department, recognized regionally , nationally and internationally as a center of excellence for innovative physical therapy education and will be a predominant resource of competent graduates with export and leadership qualities in academic, clinical, and research
The primary mission of the department is to produce knowledgeable, effective, adaptable and reflective practitioners who demonstrate ethical, responsible, professional behavior, and sensitive to cultural and psychosocial differences, use evidence derived from research to inform independent judgments to meet patient needs, utilize critical and integrative thinking and problem-solving, practice lifelong learning, and provide services that contribute to the optimal health and function of the residents of the communities they serve.
American Vision statement of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) developed the new nomenclature of Entry level Physiotherapy degree as: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in a statement called the vision 2020 developed in the year 2000. (Last Updated: 10/4/2011). According to APTA guidelines student after Graduating in DPT program can be title as Doctor of Physical Therapy