Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession having its base in medical sciences. It views ‘human function and movement’ as central to health and well being. Physiotherapy is the study of human body mechanics and function. It aims to spread health promotion and prevent movement dysfunctions through treatment and rehabilitation in order to optimize quality of life.
A Physiotherapist is a graduate of a recognized school of Physiotherapy. He / She is a healthcare professional who helps patients to achieve maximum recovery from injury or disease and return as a contributor to the society. Working independently or as a member of the health-care team a Physiotherapist aims to improve the health and independence of his / her patients. Physiotherapist assesses, plans and implements rehabilitative programs that restore and improve sensory motor functions and relieve pain syndromes. A Physiotherapist has a vital role to play in management of patients, right from conception to mother & child care and till a ripe old age. He / She is an essential team member in intensive care / critical care unit, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal fitness & training. These are important aspect of physiotherapist’s job profile. Antenatal & postnatal physiotherapy is another essential field where a physiotherapist plays an important role. Physiotherapist uses a variety of treatment techniques to hasten the body’s natural healing process and speed recovery. These treatment techniques may include:
  • Exercise prescription & implementation

  • Mobilization

  • Manipulation

  • Taping

  • Therapeutic massage

  • Electrotherapy ( therapeutic currents, heat, cold &Infra Red & Ultra Violet Radiations )

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Orthotic and prosthetic prescription and training

  • Ergonomic advice and education

Physiotherapist is employed in a broad range of settings such as
  • Academics

  • Research

  • Hospitals& Nursing Home

  • Private Practice

  • Mental health set ups

  • Rehabilitation centres

  • Sports and fitness centres

  • Ergonomic consultants to corporate houses & other professionals

  • Educational Institutions

  • Home based care

  • Old age homes

Evaluations and treatments in outpatient & inpatient set ups :

  • Health promotion in community :
    • Educating people about healthy lifestyle choices. This includes ergonomics and conducting health and fitness camps for screening for lifestyle diseases.
    • Treating a wide variety of conditions at home, work, school and giving advice to caretakers.
  • In patient care :

    Patients admitted in hospital for surgery, convalescence, pre & post operation care.

    • Intensive care units : Chest and limb physiotherapy in adult and paediatric ICU
    • Palliative care : Working with the terminally ill patients having cancer and AIDS
    • Orthopaedics and Trauma: Rehabilitation of patients suffering from different orthopaedic and traumatic conditions like joint replacements, slip disc, fractures etc.
    • Paediatrics: Treating children admitted for medical, surgical and neurological conditions.
    • Women’s Health: Ante-natal and post-natal exercise, postural advice, managing incontinence and post-operative care.
  • Outpatient care
    • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation :
      • Spinal and peripheral joint biomechanical dysfunction.
      • Fitness and sports injuries in sportspersons.
      • Soft tissue injuries
    • Neurorehabilitation :
      • Paediatric NeuroRehabilitation: Neuro developmental programs to develop functional independence. In children with brain damage at birth / early childhood./ Children with learning difficulties:
        Using sport and recreation to develop personality and confidence, assessment and providing ergonomic advice.
      • Adults: Restoration of movement and function in strokes, spinal cord injuries, head injuries and other neurological conditions.
    • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation :
      • Cardiac rehabilitation following Myocardial infarction (Heart attack), after Bypass surgery and other heart conditions.
      • Pulmonary rehabilitation in various lung conditions to improve oxygen saturation in the body, thereby improving functional capacity of an individual.
      • Physical Fitness and weight reduction: Using different exercise regimes and exercise equipment.
    • Geriatric Rehabilitation :

      Maintaining mobility, balance and independence in activities of daily living, prevention of falls, rehabilitation after falls, treatment of arthritis, chest conditions in the elderly.

      Using mental aerobic exercises to delay degenerative process of the brain cells.

    • Occupational health:
      • Assessment of work habits in organizations and industries, formulating prevention Protocols and treatment of work related disorders.

    • Mental Health &Fitness:

      Using relaxation techniques and improving body image, confidence and self-esteem through exercise.

    • Voluntary organizations :

      Advising and consulting for organizations supporting and caring for people suffering from various diseases like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, paraplegia etc.

Physiotherapy is one of the most preferred health professions. The Indian therapist has Created a niche globally with sound theoretical as well as a strong clinical base. It is estimated that one physiotherapist is required for every 10,000 people. The number of qualified therapists in India is few and the demand for trained professionals is growing with time. Making a career in Physiotherapy is a wise decision as it is ever widening field which offers numerous job options in India as well as abroad.
K. J. Somaiya College of Physiotherapy is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Indian Association of Physiotherapy Maharashtra State Occupational Therapy /Physiotherapy Council. The program provides the highest quality education that fosters inter-disciplinary research, critical thinking, evidence-based practice and leadership. Primary mission in Physiotherapy is to provide comprehensive undergraduate and post graduate education in health care management. The program seeks to offer high quality education in theoretical as well as practical and clinical applications of physiotherapy to aspiring health care managers. The program develops leaders of the profession who demonstrate evidence based practice, critical inquiry and clinical decision making skills needed for differential diagnosis and autonomous practice. The program has graduated more than 1000 innovative clinicians with exceptional leadership skills who maintain strong ties to the academic program and profession. Graduates of this program can be found working throughout the world in a variety of clinical practice settings. Many of our students continue their relationship with us in serving as clinical instructors throughout the curriculum. The curriculum is divided into the basic sciences, para clinical and clinical subjects in addition to core subjects in physiotherapy spanning over four years followed by six months of compulsory internship. The program also prepares students for entry into the post graduate program in physiotherapy.
  • Attached 550 bedded hospital with all specialized wards, ICU, NICU, PICU and other specialized clinics.
  • Specialized OPDs.
  • Well equipped Electrotherapy and Exercise therapy labs.
  • Classrooms equipped with latest teaching aids.
  • Spacious library having latest Physiotherapy journals and reference books in print as well as on file.
  • Internet facility.
  • Guest lectures, seminars and workshops on recent developments in physiotherapy are organized to provide wide exposure to the field of physiotherapy.
  • Students are provided field exposure during various sports tournaments held in Mumbai.
The college focuses on research in many specialties undertaken within the college in collaboration with clinicians and other academics. This allows the staff and the students to get an insight into clinical problems and their solutions using advanced techniques and publish scientific papers.