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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?

Arun: 04 Mar : 02:01 AM

Happy birthday Boopathi and somasimple

PTebook: 04 Nov : 09:39 AM

hello everyone!!!!!!!


Physio Blogs by sudha_gautam

Jan 15 2013

Physiotherapy Profession in India

Physiotherapy is defined as a health care profession which restore physical, psychological well being of people without the use of medication. Physiotherapist is responsible for assessment, evaluation and management of psychological, social and cultural factors which have impact on individual functional ability. Role of this health care profession has been well defined and vital in health care services. While this profession is well developed and form a core part of various health care services in developed countries but at the same time this profession is lagging behind in India. Physiotherapy institutes are mushrooming in the country which do not focus on the quality of education. Instead these private institutes are more focused towards increasing the number of students in their institutes to make profit. These institutes have been well supported by universities which award the final degree. Hence raising a question on responsibility of Indian government on issue of quality in physiotherapy institutes. After passing out from these institutes physiotherapists has to work at lower salary than other health care professionals like MBBS Doctors. Even government pay scales are also lower for physiotherapists working in india in government hospitals. Even very experienced and talented physiotherapist are exploited in private sector due to lack of jobs. All this has led to left of profession by most of the physiotherapist or brain drain to other countries where scope of physiotherapy is much better. Government of India should focus on following factors to improve the condition of these professionals and physiotherapy profession.
  • A proper guideline which define to scope of physiotherapy, its definition and role in other field of health system in India.
    Strict control on quality of private physiotherapy institutes in India.
    Regulation of existing professionals to maintain a standard through a physiotherapy council.
    Equal pay for physiotherapists to MBBS, BDS doctors.

To Understand the problem in great details it is necessary to look upon why maximum physiotherapist in India are applying for jobs in countries like Canada, Australia, Newzeland etc. Reasons are very obvious to understand. These counties provide better opportunities for physiotherapist, handsome salary and respect which this profession demand. Standards of education in this sector are also very high in these countries which result into a work force of well qualified physiotherapists. Indian Physiotherapists going abroad in search of jobs has to suffer on acceptance as standard of education and training in their home country has been a problem with exception to few government and private institutes.

About Author
Author is a practicing physiotherapist in India with more than 4 years of valuable experience in multi-speciality hospital and charitable trust in intensive care unit (ICU), Conservative care unit (CCU), Orthopedic wards, OPD, Physiotherapy OPD, Pulmonary medicine wards and General Surgery department.
To Know more please visit: Physiotherapist in Chandigarh