What do Physiotherapists do:-
Patients with permanent disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, often need help performing daily tasks. Therapists show patients how to use appropriate adaptive equipment, such as leg braces, wheelchairs, and eating aids. These devices help patients perform a number of daily tasks, allowing them to function more independently.
Some occupational therapists work with children in educational settings. They evaluate disabled children’s abilities, modify classroom equipment to accommodate children with disabilities, and help children participate in school activates, therapists also may provide early intervention therapy to infants and toddlers who have, or are at risk of having, developmental delays.
Therapists may spend a lot of time on their feet while working with patients. They also may be required to lift and move patients or heavy equipment. Many work in multiple facilities and have travel from one job to another. In addition, therapists may work with individuals who have problems with drug abuse, alcoholism, depression, or other disorders. They may also work with people who have been through a traumatic event, such as a car accident.
Course on offer
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B.Occ.T.)
Course Duration: 4 years + 6 months internships in a hospital
Eligibility: a passed in I. SC. / 10+2 or equivalent examinations with Physics, Chemistry & Biology from recognized board is eligible.
Career and Duties Opportunity:
- Improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services.
- Work as Occupational Therapists in any MNCs, private and government sector, Old Age Residential Homes.
- Recommend special equipment, such as wheelchairs and eating aids, and instruct patients on how to use that equipment in any hospital and medical centre.
- Review patients ‘medical history, ask the patients questions, and observe tem doing tasks.
- Assess and record patient’s activities and progress for patient evaluations, for billing, and for reporting to physicians and other healthcare providers.
- Help people with various disabilities perform different tasks, such as teaching a stroke victim how to get dressed.
- Work as occupation Therapists in special schools for Physically Challenged Children.
- Speech and Language therapy
- OT Technician, Medical Record Technician
- Lecturer and Clinical Researcher