Doctor of Physical Therapy(DPT)
Physical Therapy is an integral part of modern health care system. It is a “science of healing and art of caring”. It includes the examination, evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory systems etc. Physical therapy also means the treatment of any pain, disease, or injury by physical means. A physical therapist seeks to identify and maximize quality of life and movement potential through prevention, intervention (treatment), promotion, habilitation, and rehabilitation.
The purpose of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programme is to prepare Physical Therapists who will:
- Be primary providers of physical therapy care.
- Serve as responsible members in the professional community and are willing and able to assume leadership roles in the communities they serve.
- Identify researchable problems, advocate and participate in research, and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.
- Understand and place in context the social, economic and cultural issues of practice and effectively advocate for changes in policy.
- Correlate theory with practice and think creatively about, react to, adapt or shape new practice environments.
- Participate in and provide education for communities, patients, peers, students and others.