Physiotherapy an Overview
Physiotherapists are the health care professionals who diagnose and treat the individuals of all ages, from just born to the elder, who have medical problems or any other health-related conditions that limit their abilities in the daily activities. Physiotherapists examine each individual and develop a unique plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, they play an important role in the prevention of the loss of mobility, function and the disorders. Physiotherapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function. As essential participants in the health care delivery system, Physiotherapists assume leadership roles in rehabilitation in prevention, health maintenance, and programs that promote health, wellness, and fitness, and in professional and community organizations.
Physiotherapy in NIMHANS
Physiotherapy is one of the oldest departments in NIMHANS serving from the past five decades. Physiotherapy in NIMHANS is a central facility which caters the need of patients from different specialties of this esteemed institute. Physiotherapists play pivotal role in Neurology, Neurosurgery, psychiatry, Child & Adolescent psychiatry, and Neurological rehabilitation from intensive care to the tertiary level. The center offers informal teaching program on physiotherapy and hands-on clinical training to students (UG&PG) posted from various colleges of India and abroad and also students of NIMHANS (BSc Nursing). They are actively participating and collaborating with various specialty services like Geriatric clinic, Neuromuscular disorders clinic etc. Physiotherapists are actively involved not only in patient care but also in research and academic activities. They are continuously updating themselves by conducting, attending and presenting at national and International conferences. They are also publishing their scientific papers in indexed journals. Most of them are also invited speakers in most of the national conferences and forums and holding key posts in their professional bodies.
Deliver high quality, cost-effective clinical service by evidence-based practice. Develop quality health care professionals in the field of neurology and psychiatry physiotherapy. Conduct quality research work. Setup the state of art physiotherapy facility in the country.
- Promote the provision of ethical, efficient, and cost-effective physiotherapy services through evidence-based practice on a consistent basis to serve the patient afflicted with various ailments.
- Serve the physiotherapeutic needs of the nation in par excellence with international standard of practices.
- Create innovative educational programs
- Maintain the department’s long tradition of leadership and excellence in physiotherapy
By starting various courses like Masters in Neurological physiotherapy etc. We have a strong commitment to teaching and continuing education through various academic activities.
An active research program is encouraged through research projects, inter-departmental and inter-institute research collaboration.
Physiotherapy center runs outpatient and inpatient services. The outpatient service has adult and pediatric OPD for both new and follow-up cases. Physiotherapists offer services to special clinics like the Neuromuscular clinic, Geriatric clinic etc. The center has advanced facilities such as Surface EMG Biofeedback, Balance and Gait lab etc.
Out Patient Department- Physiotherapeuticunits
Exercise therapy Unit
Gait and Balance Lab
Paediatric Physiotherapy Unit
Inpatient Physiotherapy services to following wards:
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- Emergency ICU(Neurology)
- Emergency ICU(Neurosurgery)
- Stroke ICU
- Surgical ICU &
- Medical ICU
- Psychiatric ICU
- Neuro Rehabilitation ward
- Paediatric medical wards
- Paediatric Surgical wards
- Neurology wards(Adult)
- Neurology – Special wards
- Neurosurgery – special wards
- Stroke ward
- Super deluxe ward
- Child & adolescent psychiatric wards
- Recovery ward
- Head Injury
- Short Stay Ward (Neurology &Neurosurgery)
- Psychiatry ward
- Ayurvedic ward
- Casualty and Neuro Infectious wards
Students from various colleges across India and abroad undergo clinical training with the guidance of senior staff in various clinical areas consisting acute care, OPD, Rehabilitation & special clinics. Lecturers and seminar conducted for interns, post graduate physiotherapy students and students of nursing college of NIMHANS.
Student Census (2016-17)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) 86
Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) 12
Clinical Observer 23
Research Work conducted in the department
Comparative study of physiotherapy and yoga on clinical parameters, pulmonary functions, and quality of life in Duchenne muscular dystrophy a prospective study”-PhD work by Dr.Pradnya Dhargave
Balance and Gait impairment in subjects with Frontotemporal dementia a case control study PhD work by Mr.Selva Ganapathy
Dr Pradnya Dhargave
Mr. V Selva Ganapathy(PhD)
1) Mr. Sujoe Thomas C V
2) Mrs. Nithya N
3) Mr. Naveen Venkatesh K
4)Mrs. Vallinayaki S
5)Mr. Sendhil Kumar R
6)Dr. Karthikeyan T
7)Mr. Rajesh V L
8)Mr. J Srinivas Nayak
9) Mr. Tittu Thomas James
Dr Pradnya Dhargave
Mr. V Selva Ganapathy