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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 Robin

Feb 16 2011

Are we supposed to build confidence during our Physical Therapy education or during our career?

Many a times when I have come across fellow Physical therapists, I wonder whether each of us were supposed to build our confidence level once we start our career or during our education? Does the PT education gives us enough training to build ourselves to be a professional by the time we get out of the institution? Or is it okey not to be so but one can once the career is picking up? Can a profession like this afford to be going the way of the second option? I feel not, more since we are part of a big health care team where one cannot afford to be lax. And less since there are many Physical Therapists and lesser high paying positions in a country like India.
Psychology is a part of the curriculum in most universities offering PT degrees, but least does it help to build a professional in the PT student who studies it. Lack of positive imagination, or say an imagination limited to only the scope of what textbooks teach is one key aspect I understand for the problem. It prevents one from recognising an oppurtunity, from capitalising on an oppurtunity, thus leading to a career accomplishing nothing more than average, preventing us from doing more what is capable by us personally and professionaly, leading to draining of professionals from the group, leading to a general belief that nothing special about the profession.
It would be much better for those upcoming PT's to be fed with rich thoughts and positive imagination right form the start. So that they grow up studying and thinking the same way. Mind is like a bank where u deposit thoughts daily and when we go in for a withdrawal, we will get only from what we have deposited. And PT's need to be fed with the right thoughts early and throughout the education. I believe that should lead them to be a good professional one they get out of the school and start a career. They would be able to recognise and sieze oppurtunities if not, create oppurtunities for themselves. Creativity will help them go very long and far with head held high.
Rarely does I come across PT's who are really confident and content in their career. It is not that one lags in PT knowledge or is inefficient. I though feel many to be lacking the capacity to go further, lacking the ability to build up oneself. It is time that we come forward to the frontline to take initiative in reading PT materials, making a point to be in the company of PT's, to be upthere in the front seat to discuss, learn and share in the professional forums, to learn to behave professionaly and to take decisions as a professional, and learn the art of smiling and listening.