What is DPT?
DPT stands for Doctor of Physical therapy. DPT is a doctorate-level educational degree in Pakistan. Dpt is five years program.
DPT is the subfield of medicine and health sciences and it is related to therapy.
A physiotherapist rehabilitates those people who are handicap due to accident, disease, trauma, congenital problems, old age, conditions, terrorist attack, and sudden falling.
An expert physiotherapist works to restore muscle power, muscle strength, muscle movement, joint stability, and joint mobility program.
A patient is suffering from depression and low self-esteem, that’s why a physiotherapist counsels the patient and decrease the depression of his patient.
At the point when a physiotherapist begins treatment of a patient, it is vital to persuade the patient for passionate help and reduction of the downturn of the patient.
Physiotherapist starts their future with clinic settings and private centers. It is the part of rehabilitation centers.
Some physiotherapist gives a home visit to physiotherapy of patients.
Physiotherapy is the specialized branch that is a mixer of electrotherapy and exercise therapy. Physiotherapy treats your movement-related pain. For example, there is a disk problem of a person. Normal doctors provide them pain killer or surgery to remove them. But this is not a high-level problem, due to which it can be taken towards surgery. Physiotherapy treats such a problem. Physiotherapy provides exercises and posture that can help to repair disk problems.
Who is a physiotherapist?
We also call Physiotherapist the Doctor of Moment; he diagnoses our problem and treats the same problem. He is not stuck here, but he treats our problem in such a way that it does not revive our problem, for this, he designs us home program which consists of a lot of stretching and stretching exercises. Physiotherapy ensures that it treats our cause and not our symptoms.
As much as physiotherapy is necessary for a sports person, physiotherapy is very important for the normal individual.
When we need Physiotherapy?
The basic need of physiotherapy is when a problem comes to our body from pain or there is a problem in our movement or in muscle while performing daily functional activities.
The physiotherapy we need is pain, but when there is a plaster open after the surgery, we restore the moment and function we need physiotherapy.
what are the types of DPT?
Following are the types of physical therapy.
Neurological Physical Therapy is the treatment of people with development issues in the sensory system because of any infection or injury. Neurological Physical Therapists can decrease the manifestations of the sickness, improve works, and improve the patient life.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy is the treatment to improve the function of the orthopedic system. Orthopedic physiotherapist cares the complete musculoskeletal system. Muscles, Bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments are involved in the musculoskeletal system.
Pediatric Physical Therapy is the treatment to improve the lives and daily functions of children who suffer from a wide range of injuries. Pediatric Physical Therapists create the treatment plan for children which is designed to be fun and motivated.
sports physical therapy is the treatment of common injuries in sportsmen. Common injuries are an Acl tear, tennis elbow, hip and shoulder strains, and other rotator cuff injuries. A physiotherapist treats these injuries and increases the muscle power and joint mobility of sportsperson
Those physiotherapists who are specialized in women’s health physiotherapy can treat the women for the treatment of pelvic pain, osteoporosis, lymphedema, prenatal and postnatal care. physiotherapists understand the female musculoskeletal system and give them proper treatment and advice for their health and fitness.
Geriatric physical therapists work on helping older adults to achieve physical health and quality of life.
Geriatric physical therapy is the treatment that helps old Age to build body strength, gain balance, increase confidence and remain active.
This is composed of two distant treatments. Electrotherapy and wound therapy.
Electrotherapy is involved in the use of electromyography (EMG). The common injuries which are treated with electrotherapy are scraped spot,post-surgical incisions, diabetic ulcer, and slash.
Cardiovascular and pulmonary.
Physiotherapists who are experts in cardiovascular therapy are treated those people who have suffered a heart attack, heart disease, and those people who want to improve cardiac health.
The other half of this specialty is pulmonary rehabilitation in this physiotherapist treats patients who have pulmonary diseases such as (COPD) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, or sarcoidosis.
In this, we can treat cancer patients. Those physiotherapists who are experts in this field can treat cancer patients. Cancer can cause many conditions like pain, muscle weakness, joint stiffness, loss of endurance, and numbness in the feet.
Is a DPT a real doctor?
This is a very important question which is asked many times, to understand this question we should try to understand the education of physical therapy.
There are three levels of education in physical therapy.
Bachelor of Physical Therapy (BPT): An undergrad course of three to four years.
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT): A postgrad course of two years.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT): A doctorate course of five years.
BPT and MPT do not write doctors with their name because they are not getting doctorate-level degree.
According to the Pakistan Physical therapy association, DPT is a doctorate-level degree, and students of DPT write Doctor with their name.
Now myth about Doctor is Clear.
Is MCAT required for DPT?
No, MCAT is not required for DPT admission. There are only 60 % marks required in Fsc Medical.
MCAT is just required for MBBS and BDS admissions, not for DPT.
Is DPT equivalent to MBBS?
DPT is not equal to MBBS and BDS but DPT is the same degree level program in Pakistan. You cannot apply for a surgeon and physician job but you are the doctor in the area of specialization.
You can apply for a specialization in different subjects and different fields like neuro physical therapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, etc.
What is the requirement for admission in DPT?
Dpt is five years program.
Eligibility for admission: –
- A minimum score of 60% in pre-medical (FSC) in Pakistan.
- IBCC Equivalence for the foreign education system (A-Level/12th Grade) with minimum 60% marks.
- Admission offered once a year.
Scope of DPT In Pakistan
According to my research, the scope of DPT is in every big city of Pakistan like Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Multan, Peshawar, Vehari, and others.
I think in coming years physiotherapy spread in other cities and it will have definitely very high scope in Pakistan.
DPT professionals serving jobs in government hospitals as 17-grade officers.
what can a doctor of physical therapy do?
A physiotherapist is an essential part of the medical team. Here are four reasons for you to call him the best medical therapist.
What Physical Therapist Can Do (your Doctor can’t)
Assess Your injury Risk
A physical therapist can check your body posture and find out that there is weakness and where is the problem in your body. A physical therapist knows what type of work is performed on your weak body point and which exercise is prescribed on your body.
Speed up your recovery.
Numerous physiotherapists propose massage and compressive socks, pants that help you in recovery. Physiotherapists can change the work plan to boost up your recovery and exercise will be changed to help you in recovery.
Physiotherapists help the patient to recover from bone injury and other muscle injuries.
Correct your alignment and postural issues.
On the off chance that you can feel stiffness in your neck and back or on the off chance that you feel weakness and fatigue in your body. It is the result of postural distortion.
With some simple assessment, your therapist will be able to pinpoint where your specific issue is and how to deal with it.
Find the best type of exercise for the patient.
The therapist will find the best exercise for your treatment and suggest your best exercise for the recovery of your injury.
Physiotherapist jobs in Pakistan
Now, these days physiotherapists get many jobs in Pakistan because in the government sector 3 to 4 jobs are available in government hospitals.
Physiotherapists can do jobs in these sectors.
- Public sector job (Grade 17 scale)
- Private Hospitals
- Private clinics
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation centers
- Aid agencies and organizations
- Sports club and teams
- Medical technology companies
- International job placements
You can also find jobs from:
DPT salary in Pakistan
The average physiotherapist salary in Pakistan is PKR 848,248per year or PKR 70,605 per month. Entry-level starts at PKR 70,000 per month while most experienced workers make up to PKR 200,000.
Physiotherapists can earn much amount of money in the private sector and built their own private clinics with the collaboration of MBBS doctors.
This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salary is varies based on the experience, skill, and location of the Physiotherapist.
Physiotherapist Salary: this data is taken from Payscale.com
DPT Salary by Experience.
what is the important point to be a physiotherapist?
If you have an interest in the following things then this field is for you.
- Social work
Fsc pre-medical is essential for admission to Doctor of physical therapy.
you have an extraordinary inspiration to become a physiotherapist and offer treatment to patients. A Professional physiotherapist can help the patient by his skilled technique
Which universities offer DPT?
|1) Govt College University Faisalabad
|2) Liaquat University of medical and health science Jamshoro
|3) Liaquat University of medical and health science Jamshoro
|4) Dow university of health science Karachi
|5) King Edward medical university Lahore
|6) Peoples university of medical and health sciences for women Sindh
|7) Khyber medical university Peshawar
|8) University of Baluchistan Quetta
|9) Rawalpindi Medical College / General Hospital Rawalpindi
|10) University of Sargodha, Sargodha
|11) University of Sialkot, Sialkot
|12) The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad
|13) Isra University/hospital Hyderabad
|14) Riphah International University Islamabad
|15) Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University Islamabad
|16) Baqai Medical University/hospital Karachi
|17) Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Dewan University
|18) The University of Lahore (Main Campus) Lahore
|19) Zia-ud-din Medical University
|20) Many other private institutes in Pakistan