Awareness of Various Aspects of Physiotherapy among Medical Residents

Deepa Abichandani, Vidhi Radia

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Abstract

Physiotherapy profession has emerged as important medical and rehabilitation complement in health care delivery and vital therapeutic tool but there exists a variation in the referral.
Method: A survey based study using self-devised pre validated questionnaire.
Results: Musculoskeletal physiotherapy (97.22%) was most known among various fields of physiotherapy followed by sports (93.80%), neuro (86.66%) while least in industrial therapy (66.10%) and community based rehabilitation (64.40%). Only 2% knew about both pre and post-operative physiotherapy.
Conclusion: There’s need for physiotherapists to educate medical residents about fields of physiotherapy, treatment modalities and evaluative procedures through continuing education programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1460-1465
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Science and Research
Volume4
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015

Keywords

  • Physiotherapy
  • fields
  • medical residents
  • awareness
  • referral

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