I had completed my twelfth and was waiting for my results and in the mean while I saw a newspaper advertisement about physiotherapy and soon I googled and felt to join Physiotherapist course. I had a desire but I was probably waiting for an opening. I saw the advertisement and sent the google result to my parents and family.
We went to the institute and soon I got selected. Now two years have passed since I joined this course. In this time many friends and their parents asked me about its future, scope and earning.
Now, I can say every course is important and fruit bearing. But first it is important to listen to your heart if you feel you have desire, only then join this course. Gone are the days when physiotherapists dealt only with neck or back aches. Now they are there in parallel with all types of doctors like gynecologists, heart, plastic to general surgery. In fact, physiotherapy accompanies each branch of medicine.
It is actually a science that deals with helping patients to regain maximum functions through exercises and therapies such as heat, wax and electricity. We help a patient to get maximum rehabilitation if not complete curing.
The word Physiotherapy is made up of two words Physio means Physical agents and Therapy means treatment. So it is a branch of medical science where a patient gets treatment through exercise, electrical equipment like Muscle Stimulator, or rays like Infra-red, Ultraviolet etc.
Today physiotherapists are needed everywhere. Hospitals like AIIMS have their separate physiotherapy units attached with other departments. All types of patients for examples orthopedic, cardiology, cancer, from general surgery ward etc. and even they give preventive treatment for scoliosis to kids too.
They are required in places such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, private clinics, special schools, fitness centers, and non-government organizations working with the disabled and senior citizens.
The treatment through physiotherapy is very efficient and cheaper than other traditional medication. It has less or no side effect compared to other systems of treatment so they are very popular in our elite society.
We get patients suffering from degenerative disorders like arthritis, neurological disorders and sports persons. It is one of the rapidly growing areas of medicine that involves heat radiations, massages, tractions, hydrotherapy and short wave diathermy (SWD).
We are experts in handling certain physical and mental problems of the patient. We go to the roots of the problems of certain conditions of particular parts of the human body such as the brain, nervous system, soft tissues, joints, bones, heart or lungs.
As my two years has added knowledge and professional skills soon another two and half years will add more. Thanks for reading me.