Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is one of the most active departments of DVVPFs College of Physiotherapy having well qualified faculties.
Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy focuses on providing excellent teaching learning experience to the students both in academics and clinics. The students are trained to assess, diagnose and manage patients with physiotherapy following the recent clinical practice guidelines. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy department emphasizes on improving Clinical skills of students with clinical reasoning and problem based approach through skill development training programs in labs. Knowing the importance of Research in clinical field, students are promoted for conducting small projects or studies in clinical set up.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is a specialized branch of physiotherapy restores mobility and overall function after accidental injury, orthopedic disease, surgical procedures, and sports injuries, physical problems due to aging or lifestyle etc. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy focuses on providing structural rehabilitation to the patients in community with targeted goals to manage pain and functional impairments to facilitate speedy recovery. Advanced treatment strategies like Manual therapy, Taping, electrotherapy, clinical practice guidelines for treating orthopedic conditions are implemented for treating OPD/IPD patients.
To provide Physiotherapy knowledge based on evidence based practice and recent advances in Muculo-skeletal Physiotherapy to under graduate and post graduate students.
To train the students to apply sound administrative principles to the management of physical therapy practice.
To apply basic educational concepts of education in clinical practice of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
To organize and provide opportunity for continued physiotherapy education and skill development programs related to musculoskeletal sciences.
To determine the physical therapy needs of any patient through clinical examination and problems based evaluation.
To develop and implement the physiotherapy protocol for pain reduction and to maintain and restore strength, range of motion, endurance, coordination etc for orthopedic related conditions.
Head Of Department
“LEARNING IS NOT ATTAINED BY CHANCE; IT MUST BE SOUGHT FOR WITH ARDOUR AND ATTENDED TO WITH DILIGENCE." ― ABIGAIL ADAMS
Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy was established in the year 2007 with the inception of the institute. The Department deals with assessment, functional diagnosis and evidence-based physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal disorders, including disorders of muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, spinal discs, cartilage, and bones.
Here at the Department, we have advanced diagnostic methods and clinical assessment to treat musculoskeletal (muscle and joint) conditions.
Students are trained in Physical therapy Assessment for orthopaedic conditions, Manual Therapy approaches, Electrotherapy and Electro-diagnosis, various assessment techniques, Skill developments & Research.
In addition to traditional teaching methods, we have adopted Problem based learning, Bedside teaching, skill training on models and activity-based learning. To expose students to Community based physiotherapy, the Department participates in multi-diagnostic camps and organizes independent physiotherapy camps in neighbouring villages.
Students are encouraged to participate in conferences, workshops, and webinars for overall development and keep them updated about recent advances in the field.
Well qualified teaching staffs are the backbone of our department. Teachers keep them updated through participation as resource persons, chairpersons, or paper presenters in international, national, and state-level conferences.
Research is the core to develop evidence.
Teachers and students are encouraged to undertake research projects as per the requirements of MUHS, Nasik University. Research paper publications and presentations are done by students and teachers on a regular basis.
At present following students are trained in the following courses under the affiliated University:
1. Bachelor of Physiotherapy ( B.P.Th)
2. Master of Physiotherapy( M.P.T) in Musculoskeletal Sciences
3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physiotherapy.
The infrastructure of the Department is over and above the requirements of the University. New equipment and other infrastructure are updated to keep pace with changing education.
I am also proud to say the Department has taken a great leap in integrating information and communication technology into the classroom teaching and learning process and Physiotherapy treatments. Technological advances such as Tele-rehabilitation, Picture archiving and communication system, online teaching and Student mobile app have taken the Department to new heights of success.
I firmly believe that physiotherapy education is a collaborative effort that involves professional administrators, committed teachers, and motivated students. We dedicate ourselves as experienced administrators to creating dynamic Musculoskeletal physios from a global perspective.
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