Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy
Physiotherapy is a field which provides information about human body mechanics in normal & abnormal state of health. It involves the evaluation and treatment of numerous physical conditions affecting all age groups and aims at restoring normal movements, function, relieve pain, Prevent illness and injury.
Prospects of the Course
Physiotherapy as a profession has its role in various disciplines like Orthopedics, Neurology, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Cardiorespiratory conditions, General Surgery, and Community Based Rehabilitation.
What do Physiotherapists do?
Physiotherapists help patients to overcome a particular problem by educating them about the problem and how to prevent the recurrence of the same. This is achieved by a thorough assessment, which may include tests of muscle strength, joint Motion, sensory and neurological functions, coordination, balance, flexibility, postural screening, movement analysis and other evaluations.
Based on the evaluation a treatment plan is drawn up. It may comprise of instrumental or non-instrumental intervention. In the field of Physiotherapy there, are various hands-on techniques which include soft tissue mobilization and Joint mobilization skills to reduce pain, increase joint motion and soft tissue flexibility. Therapeutic exercise will help to restore strength, movement, balance & coordination and finally to a complete functional recovery.
A physiotherapist reviews the conditions and monitors the progress to aid recovery.
Scope of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists have a wide range of opportunities to work in India and abroad. There are various openings in hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, fitness club, sports team, government and nongovernment organizations.
Physiotherapists are an integral part of rehabilitation team comprising of Physician, Social Worker, Occupational therapists, nurse, Vocational counselor, Psychologists, Prosthetist, and Orthotist.
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The college is located adjacent to the JSS Hospital, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mysore 570 004, Karnataka. It is housed in an independent campus of 20,000 sqft. We have a specialized laboratory for all subjects, a well-stocked library with access to the physical and digital resources. We also have adequate facilities for sports and recreation. We have a spacious and well equipped autonomous department in JSS hospital. Additionally, the physiotherapy college integrated with the running of JSS Physical medicine and rehabilitation department. We have collaboration and postings with government and nongovernmental organizations in Mysore, besides extensive community rehabilitation program. The college is a part of the Medical College and hence all the facilities are at the disposal of the students. This helps them in gaining valuable experience under the guidance of excellent teaching faculty and good laboratories.