Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Hayatabad, Peshawar
Over the past two decades, the professional practice in physical therapy has changed significantly and changes in the curriculum at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels have been incorporated in order to fulfill the current needs and demands. Moreover, the increasingly need for therapists to justify their practice patterns based on research evidence and to provide administrative expertise and leadership have been often associated with formal clinical skills as well. These were some of the reasons that physical therapy program was upgraded to 5-year clinical doctorate program.
The post-professional master’s degree offered in the IPM&R enables physical therapists to improve their clinical knowledge and skills through a specific program of advanced practice. The institute offers Masters in physical therapy in two disciplines
The Doctor of Physical therapy or simply DPT is a 5-year clinical doctorate degree that allows an individual to start professional career as a ‘Physical Therapist’. Physical therapy is an essential segment of modern healthcare system that has been defined as a ’science of healing and art of caring’. It pertains to the evaluation, assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory systems’ functional disorders including symptoms of pain, oedema, physiological, structural and psychosomatic ailments.