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physicaltherapy: 05 Feb : 06:54 pm

Is there anyone who has gone through CWT6 or type 1 evaluation with FCCPT?
If so, kindly let me know from where can the following deficiencies be fulfilled?
1. History
2. Systems Review
3. Findings that warrant referral
4. Supervision of support staff
5. Documentation

nani: 28 Sep : 04:31 am

plz pleasec tell me where to do phd in india

Nikhilphysio: 02 Jun : 03:55 am

I am working as physiotherapist in Shalby hospital ahmedabad for 4 years. I have passed out from Rajiv gandhi university of health and sciences Bangalore. I want to apply for Newzealand physiotherapy board registration so anyone there from India who got registered as physiotherapist in new zealand please help me.

Arun: 10 May : 12:36 am

Hi Priyank, welcome. Feel free to go through these forum threads returned by search [link]

Priyank: 09 May : 10:28 pm

Hi..need advice. What are the options in Australia after MPT?


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Physiotherapy (Physical therapy) concentrates on the psychological, physical, emotional and social well being of a person. Apart from curing various ailments related to joints and bones, the treatment aims to develop, restore and maintain maximum movement and functional ability. Today, physiotherapy is undertaken to cure almost every ailment and injuries related to the bones, muscles and joints. A person undergoing physiotherapy is guaranteed to find relief over time.

Physical therapy's first documented account is from the old master of medicines- Hippocrates. In the year 460 BC, Hippocrates introduced the idea of manual manipulationfor pain relief. But it wasn't until the nineteenth century that a cohesive group of physical therapy practitioners was formed. In England, the ‘Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’ established itself.

The School of Physiotherapy, established by the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1913, and Reed College in Portland (Oregon), founded in 1914, are the early examples of the institutions that taught physical therapy. From 1917 to 1918, the therapy was performed widely, to cure people injured in the World War I. The treatment was considered as 'rehabilitation therapy' during that time.
The year 1921 holds significance in the history of physical therapy. A research paper on the therapy was published in the PT Review, in March 1921, in the United States. It was during this time that Mary McMillan, the first physical therapy aide, established the American Women's Physical Therapeutic Association. The organization's name was later on changed to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Due to her significant contribution in the reconstruction aide services, Mary McMillan came to be known as the 'Mother of Physical Therapy'.

Until the early 1950s, physical therapy was performed only in hospitals. It was only in the late 1950s that physical therapists started treating the patients beyond hospitals. In 1974, many doctors in the United States specialized in physical therapy. A separate division - the Orthopedic Section - was formed in the APTA, for the physical therapists who had specialized in Orthopedics.

The manual therapy was popularized worldwide in 1974, when the ‘InternationalFederation of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy’ was established. Further development in the field of physiotherapy was recorded in the 1980s, when the use of computers became prevalent in Medical Science. Various devices, such as electrical stimulators, were introduced for practicing physiotherapy, which increased the effectiveness of the treatment. In the present time, the therapy is practiced for curing a number of disorders and injuries, ranging from the most common back pain to musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

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Thank you Anoop for the brief, but key description given.

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Hey Anoop, Thanks for sharing such an useful information with us. There are so many people who are not having the knowledge about Hippocrates. Your post will help them a lot and they will come to know that how this person has so much importance in the medical field.

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Tue Oct 09 2012, 07:35am
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Hello Anoop,

Thanks a ton for sharing the detailed history on physiotherapy. Your post will really help the newbies like me in phsical therapy.

Stephanie Powers

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Thanks for sharing information. Actually I had also the same question in mind for a long time anyways you started this thread & I am so happy. 

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