International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research

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Type of Article : Review Article

Year: 2014 | Volume 2 | Issue 6 | Page No. 806-814

Date of Publication: 11-12-2014

DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2014.697


Mukesh Goyal *1, Salil Jandyal 2.  

*1Associate Professor, Sriganganagar College of Allied Health Sciences, Tantia Univesity, Rajasthan, India.
2Executive Officer, VMSB, India.

Corresponding author: Dr. Mukesh Goyal, Associate Professor, Sriganganagar College of Allied Health Sciences, Tantia Univesity, Rajasthan, India. Mobile No.: +919414193082.


The present review study is carried out in order to study various practices in physiotherapy across different places. Physiotherapy is the health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention. Physical therapy is a professional career which has many specialties including sports, neurology, woundcare, cardiopulmonary, geriatric, orthopedic and pediatrics. The study concluded different practices in physiotherapy treatment across various places. Some authors mentioned very clearly the under utilization of physiotherapists in providing rehabilitation services and were of the strong opinion that the physiotherapists should be actively involved as they could play an important role in the implementation of a cost-effective rehabilitation service paradigm. One author examined the origin of physiotherapy and particularly its relation with the nursing. Some authors studied the trends and the desirability of specialization in physiotherapy practice, opportunities for individual practitioners to gain recognition as specialists, and the Scope for achieving greater harmonization of specialist practice and recognition across the EU. Few authors were of the view that as a profession integral to health promotion, prevention, acute care and rehabilitation, physiotherapy plays an essential role in the health care system. Some researchers pointed out the lack of evidence of use of tilt tables by physiotherapists in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in Australian Hospitals. A group of researchers also threw a light on the practice and research of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Canada and few discussed how physiotherapists might respond to the challenges of health care reform which took place in New Zealand some eight to ten years back. A group of authors brought to the limelight a very important observation which stated that the Physiotherapists are known to be prone to Work- related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs) but its prevalence among physiotherapists in Nigeria has not been reported.
KEYWORDS: Physiotherapy & Practices, Musculoskeletal, Alternative Medicine, Health Promotion, Complementary Medicine.


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Mukesh Goyal, Salil Jandyal. PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTICES ACROSS DIFFERENT PLACES: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Int J Physiother Res 2014;2(6):806-814. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2014.697




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