Scope of Physiotherapy in Assam/India


If you're interested in preventing and curing physical dysfunctions in patients, then physiotherapy can be a preferred career choice for you. As one of the oldest methods of curing physical ailments, physiotherapy, or physical therapy, originated in ancient Greece during the time of Hippocrates, as a means of relieving pain in the body. In the modern world, physiotherapy is increasingly used to treat and prevent physical dysfunctions in patients.

In this blog, we will discuss physiotherapy and the scope related to it. 


What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a type of medical care that improves a patient's mobility, function, and overall health. Physiotherapy, in addition to physical rehabilitation, can help avoid injuries and enhance fitness and health.

They learn how to identify the underlying causes of an injury. After an operation, such as a hip replacement, or an incident, such as a heart attack or stroke, your doctor can recommend physiotherapy.


Types of courses & duration

After completing 10+2 coursework, students can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as the main subjects. A bachelor's degree requires four years of study. This includes an internship of at least six months.

On the other hand, for students who have completed their UG, a 2 year master's degree programme in physiotherapy can be a popular choice if they are looking to pursue a rewarding career in healthcare. 

Alternatively, students may also choose to enrol in a physiotherapy diploma programme (short-term) or seek a doctorate in the field (for continuing higher studies and research in the field). 

A Physiotherapy student can opt for specialisation in areas like -

  • Paediatrics Physiotherapy
  • Obstetrics Physiotherapy
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Neurology Physiotherapy
  • Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
  • Geriatrics Physiotherapy
  • Post Operative Physiotherapy
  • Cardiovascular Physiotherapy


Scope of Physiotherapy

Depending on their educational background and prior professional experience, physiotherapists may practise in a variety of settings. The profession of physiotherapy extends beyond clinical settings and includes all responsibilities that a physiotherapist might have, such as health administration, research, training, and consulting whenever there is a concern about the public's health and safety.

Some of the job profiles in the domain of physiotherapy are -

  • Consultant Physiotherapist in Multi-specialty Hospitals, Health Care Centers, NGOs
  • Corporate Physiotherapist in MNCs
  • Health Care Physiotherapy Instructor in Modern Gymnasiums
  • Ergonomic Care Advisor
  • Physiotherapist in Special Schools for Physically Challenged Children
  • Physiotherapist in Old Age Residential Homes
  • Sports Physiotherapists along with Sports Associations, Sports Team, individually hired physiotherapists from elite athletes
  • Entrepreneurs in Rehabilitation Centers/ Organizations
  • Private Practitioners running Private Physiotherapy Practice
  • Lecturer
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Sports Physio-Rehabilitator
  • Physiotherapist
  • Researcher
  • Assistant Physiotherapist
  • Research Assistant
  • Sports Physio Rehabilitator
  • Self-Employed Private Physiotherapist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Private Practitioner
  • Customer Care Assistant
  • Osteopath
  • Consultant



How to Enrol?

Enrolling in physiotherapy takes commitment and the desire to help others. In Assam as well as outside, there is ample scope of taking up physiotherapy as a rewarding career. 


Under the PEWS Group of Institutions, the College of Physiotherapy & Medical Sciences offers Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), BPT (Lateral Entry) & MPT (Masters in Physiotherapy).


It is affiliated with the Srimanta Sankardev Institute of Health Sciences, Government of Assam. It is the first college of physiotherapy in entire northeast India and is recognised by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists. 


To enrol in the College of Physiotherapy, one can visit the official website of the PEWS Group of Institutions ( where all the details of physiotherapy are mentioned.


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