Potential workplaces for physiotherapy practitioners:
Public-private hospitals and medical education institutes, research institutes, public health institutes, industrial health sector, World Health Organization, institutions for the disabled and rehabilitation, sports educational institutes and clubs, private practice etc.
Possibilities of Physiotherapy Medical Profession:
The prevalence of various infectious and non-communicable diseases including arthritis, pain, paralysis, traumatic problems all over the world including Bangladesh and the shortage of physiotherapy doctors in comparison to that speaks volumes about the potential of this medical profession. There is 1 physiotherapy doctor for every 75,000 people in Bangladesh, 1 physiotherapist for 955 people in Japan and 1 physiotherapy doctor for every 1000 people in Britain. So this is a very promising medical profession.
What is physiotherapy treatment?
Physiotherapy is a specialized branch of modern medical science where physiotherapists provide diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, integration advice and prescriptions through examination and observation. Physiotherapists use a variety of medical methods such as manipulative therapy, electro-magnetic therapy, cryotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and more. A person who has completed the Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy program for a period of 5 years (including 1 year internship) under the Faculty of Medicine of the University will be considered as a Physiotherapy Physician (BRC-2018).
Specialized branch of physiotherapy medical profession:
Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Neurological Physiotherapy, Pediatric Physiotherapy, Geriatric Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapy, Ergonomic Physiotherapy, Gynecological Physiotherapy, Gynecological Physiotherapy.
The number of physiotherapists with bachelor’s degree in Bangladesh is around 2000, which is much less than the demand. In Bangladesh, 33% of physiotherapy graduates work in the CRP. 14 percent are working in government institutions and other NGOs. 18% work abroad or study for a PhD. The rest are working at different stages. (Source: Daily Education)