Role of Physiotherapy in Medical field

Physiotherapy is a health care profession, which is mainly concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities of the patients.

It is a health care profession which is practiced since 18th century.

A ‘Physiotherapist’ is a important part of medical team and thereby provides immense contribution to bring about the overall health of the patient.

Physiotherapists are the health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from new born to the very oldest.

Physiotherapists treat the medical problems, illnesses and injuries, that limits the ability of the patients to do their daily activities.

Physiotherapy is an integral part of the health care system, that works with the goal to achieve highest status of health in patients.

Physiotherapy works in all the specialized areas of medical field like Orthopedics, Cardio-Respiratory, Neurology, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Sports, Community Based Rehabilitation as well as Gynecology.

Role of Physiotherapy towards Society

Physiotherapy acts as a healing touch for the patients.

It has immense contribution to the society.

Physiotherapy works with a strong vision of- “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.”

Main goal of Physiotherapy is to promote health awareness and to increase the health status of society.

Physiotherapists provide care for the people of society in variety of settings including:-

  • Hospitals
  • Private clinics
  • Out patient departments( OPDs)
  • Home health care services
  • Nursing homes
  • ‘Health awareness’ created in the society by organizing Physiotherapy camps in rural areas as well as urban areas.
  • ‘Health education’ provided to the general public regarding basic health issues and also maintain hygiene in the society.
  • Society is made available with the healthy citizens whose fitness and health levels are uplifted by physiotherapists.
  • A fit and healthy person in society will work at the best for the family and society.
  • Physiotherapist also work for the occupational sector of society.
  • The fitness and health of industrial and company workers is maintained by Physiotherapist.