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Doctor of physical therapy (Dpt) “A Good choice for medical students”

Doctor of physical therapy (Dpt)

Doctor of physical therapy It is a professional degree in physical therapy.It is a five years degree program and is equivalent to 17 years of education.Although this degree has been introduced recently but its scope is increasing day by day.If you could not make in to Mbbs and Bds then don’t be sad.Go for DPT as it is a good alternative of MBBS and BDS.

The field of physical therapy  is concerned with the treatment of affected by some injury,illness or by disability through various ways like exercises and education.This field is quite flexible and offers various employment options like you can be a lecturer in any medical university,you can run your own private clinic,you can be a physiotherapist to any sports team,you can work as a physiotherapist in rehabilitation centers,orthopedic centers and many more employment options.

Role of physiotherapy in different disorders and diseases

Neurological Disorders



Multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease

Cerebral palsy etc

Neuromuscular Disorders


Low back pain

Neck pain


Sports injuries etc

Respiratory Disorders


COPD(Chronic bronchitis,Emphysema)


Cystic fibriosis etc

Cardiovascular Disorders



Chronic Heart disease

Rehabilitation after Heart attack

Congestive Heart failure etc

Shoulder Joint disorders


Subacromial bursitis

Impingement syndrome

Adhesive capsulitis

Frozen shoulder

Acromioclavicular joint injuries

Thoracic outlet syndrome

Glenohumeral joint instability etc

Elbow Disorders


Lateral epicondylitis(Tennis elbow)

Medial epicondylitis(golfer’s elbow)

Tricep tendonitis

Valgus overload triad

Little leaguer’s elbow

Medial epicondylar apophysitis

Nuresmaid’s elbow

Osteochondrosis dissecans

Capsular tightness etc

Wrist Disorders


Wrist sprains



De Quervain’s disease(Hoffman’s disease)

Mallet finger

Boutonniere deformity

Dupuytren’s contracture

Dislocation of lunate bone

Scaphoid fracture etc

Hip Joint Disorders

Osteoarthritis of femur

Avascular necrosis of femur

Perthes disease

Post Hip fractures

Hip dislocation etc

Knee Disorders


Osgood schlatter disease

Patellar tendonitis

Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Patellar dislocation/instability

Iliotibial band tendonitis

Anterior cruciate ligament injury(ACL)

Meniscal tear

Medial collateral ligament injury(MCL)

Plica syndrome

Baker’s cysts etc

Ankle Disorders


Ankle sprains

Ankle strains

Achilles tendonitis

Achilles bursitis

Tarsal tunnel syndrome etc

Nerve related disorders



Cervical Spondylosis

Balse Palsy

Erb’s Palsy etc

Role of Physiotherapist?

A Physiotherapist can make a difference in an individual’s ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle.A Physiotherapist plays an important role in decreasing pain of patient,improving joint mobility by increasing strength,endurance, coordination and improved cardio-respiratory function.



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