GMCH - Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy as a career:

Physiotherapy as a career Department of Physiotherapy Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital Udaipur (Rajasthan)

Physiotherapy as a career and the course in Physiotherapy in Geetanjali:

Physiotherapy as a career and the course in Physiotherapy in Geetanjali What is physiotherapy? What does the course in physiotherapy in Geetanjali College entail?

What is Physiotherapy?:

What is Physiotherapy? “Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential “- it uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well being, taking account of variations in health status” It places full and functional movement at eh heart of what it means to be healthy

Core skills of Physiotherapy:

Core skills of Physiotherapy Therapeutic exercise Manual Therapy Electrophysical modalities

What do Physiotherapists do?:

What do Physiotherapists do? Broad range of physical problems but particularly those associated with neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions

Where Physiotherapists work:

Where Physiotherapists work AREA WORK Outpatient Departments Back, neck and joint problems, sports injuries Neurology Encouraging mobility in those after stroke, Parkinsons Orthopaedics After hip, knee replacements, RTAs Cardiovascular Exercise rehabilitation Respiratory Chest clearance, exercise rehabilitation

Where Physiotherapists work:

Where Physiotherapists work AREA WORK Paediatrics Cerebral palsy, spina bifida Women’s health Advising on antenatal and postnatal care including posture and exercise Occupational health Working in companies working on how to prevent physical problems Sports clinics/teams Helping recovery from injury and return to full fitness Community care Treating patients in their homes

The course in Physiotherapy:

The course in Physiotherapy 4 year degree course that leads to a professional qualification Year 1 and Year 2 – basic sciences and physiotherapeutic skills Year 3 and Year 4 – clinical sciences, clinical placements and a research project

Year 1 in Physiotherapy:

Year 1 in Physiotherapy Anatomy Clinical Anatomy Physiology Physics Chemistry

Year 2 in Physiotherapy:

Year 2 in Physiotherapy Physiotherapeutic skills - introduction to the core areas of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and electrotherapy Introduction to the clinical sciences - musculoskeletal, respiratory, care of the elderly and Pathology

Year 3 in Physiotherapy:

Year 3 in Physiotherapy Clinical sciences: respiratory care, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurology, women’s health, paediatrics, care of the elderly Research methodology and statistics, psychology Clinical placements of 4-5 weeks duration in physiotherapy departments in hospitals, in schools, child development centres, community care

Year 4 in Physiotherapy:

Year 4 in Physiotherapy Research project Study of an optional area eg “ Exercise in the prevention and treatment of disease”, chronic pain. Professional issues Ergonomics Clinical placements of 4-5 weeks duration

Further details on the course :

Further details on the course Visit the stands - staff and students will answer your questions