Career in Physiotherapy


A physiotherapist rehabilitates patients by helping them improve their physical movement. They treat people who are injured or disabled in order to recover full function and movement. It’s both cure and prevention focused, and requires in-depth anatomical and musculoskeletal knowledge. Therapy usually covers:

  • Exercise
  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Medication

Physiotherapists are required to maintain close physical contact with their patients; they must not shy away from such closeness, or be unwilling to demonstrate exercise methodology. Compassion, empathy, friendliness, good communication and patience are a must.

Eligibility Criteria

Physiotherapy colleges generally offer the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), which requires 50% marks in 10+2 (science stream). Hospitals prefer BPT graduates to B.Sc. graduates for this field; the former is a more in-depth and pertinent course. A one year Diploma in Physiotherapy (DPT) will also grant access into BPT physiotherapy courses. Further studies involve the two-year Master of Physiotherapy (MPT).

Career Prospects

Physiotherapy jobs may be found at:

  • community health centres,
  • mental health centres,
  • nursing homes/private care centres,
  • rehabilitation centres,
  • sports clinics,
  • fitness centres
  • government hospitals
  • the Institute of the Physically Handicapped
  • Defence establishments
  • Teaching establishments
  • Their own clinic

Urban lifestyles are notorious for generating every kind of ache imaginable; and though we require about 1 physiotherapist for every 1000 people, only 5000 such professionals are available. The demand is intense; physiotherapy jobs in India are booming.


Hospital employed physiotherapists may earn Rs. 5000-7000 a month; and can even go up to 1500/day in private practice. Though salaries vary by location and institution and sector, an annual physiotherapy salary ranges between Rs. 74,190 to Rs. 6,02,002 according to


Physiotherapy Institutes in Major Cities

Physiotherapy Institutes in Various States

  • Uttar Pradesh

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