Institutes offering Entry level physiotherapy degree program in Pakistan are listed below with their contact details and breif introduction about the institute or course which ever is available.Islamabad College of Physiotherapy, MIHS.
Women Institute of Medical Technology
Teaching Hospitals: Ayub Medical Complex, Abottabad
Physiotherapy Teaching Hospital WIMT Nawanshar, Abbottabad
Doctor of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Medicine is defined as the development of a person from impairment or disability to the fullest physical, psychological, social, vocational & educational potential consistent with his or her physiological or anatomic impairment & environmental limitations. Scope of physiotherapy practice is very diverse of vital in areas of orthopedics, neurology, cardio-pulmonology & integumentary medicine.
Physiotherapy Practice has a long history & modern clinical practice is heavily reliant on research & evidence based practice, intended to overcome quackery in the field of physiotherapy. In keeping with recent growth & advancement of Physical therapy profession internationally curriculum is developed to prepare physical therapist for independent practice in the field of Rehabilitation. Historically physiotherapist has been required to have physicians / surgeon referral in order to have consultation.However with the increased recognition of physiotherapist skill’s in diagnosing, treating & preventing illness & injuries has necessitated the profession to re-evaluate its goals for the future & move forward to have more autonomy in patient care; hence the introduction of Doctorate of Physiotherapy (DPT).
The University Of Faisalabad
School of Physical Medicines
Physiotherapy is an essential segment of modern health care delivery system. It is a science and art of healing which pertain to the assessment of musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory systems, Peritoneal pleural other cavities and Organs, disorders of functions including pain, Edema, other physiological, structural and those of Psychosomatic in origin.
It also deals with treatment by natural sources based on movement, manual therapy, physical agents, patient management techniques and the use of appliance, facilitator gadgets to relieve the pain and other complications. Thus, Physiotherapy covers basic parameters of healing science i.e. preventive, promotive, diagnostic, rehabilitative, and curative.
Note:DPT program is semester system program in which each semester consist of 18 weeks including teaching period (16 weeks) and examination period (2 weeks).
Doctor of physiotherapy program is affiliated with “The University of Faisalabad” and approved by higher education commission of Pakistan.
This is a privately owned University, whose parent organization is the Isra Islamic Foundation. It is situated in the historical city of Hyderabad. The University with an easily accessible and beautiful campus provides services that create an academic environment of learning and intellectual growth.
AL-TIBRI MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL
The AL-TIBRI Medical College is committed to academic excellence in medical education. It caters for the urgent need for community oriented, competent, and dedicated and above all caring medical doctors, dentists, vision scientists and nurses who through their comprehensive understanding and acquisition of relevant Skills can deal with the health problems of the people.
The purpose-built college building has been designed in accordance with the specifications of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC), and comprises lecture halls, demonstration rooms, laboratories, museums, library, auditorium and staff offices. It is equipped with modern and state of the art teaching aids and laboratory equipment to impart quality education in a clean and serene environment.
AL-TIBRI Medical College has its own teaching hospital, which has all the essential clinical departments including Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Radiology, Clinical Laboratory and Operation Theatres. All clinical departments are furnished with modern equipment to provide high quality medical care. The faculty members in both basic medical sciences and clinical sciences are highly qualified and experienced professionals, as per the guidelines of PM&DC.
The programs offered by AL-TIBRI Medical College are approved and recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council.
Beachwood College of Physiotherapy, Hyderabad
Degree: B.S.P.T (Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy)
Affiliation: Ripah International University
RCRS is the only private sector rehabilitation college in Pakistan who offer Doctor of physical therapy program (DPT) & Transitional Doctor of Physical Program (t-DPT). The college has highly qualified basic medical sciences and physical therapy faculty.The only college has foreign qualified faculty members with higher qualification in the field of physical therapy & rehabilitation. The college has linked with state of the art four teaching hospitals located in Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Hostels both for boys and girls for out of town students.
Rawalpindi Medical College(RMC)
Armed Forces Postgraduate Medical Institute
Dow University of Health Sciences
Degree: MSc Physiotherapy
Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi
"Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) is one of the leading tertiary care hospitals of the country. Its catchments area comprises of almost whole of Pakistan, particularly interior Sindh and border cities of Balochistan along with Karachi and Hyderabad. It is providing the highest degree of medical care to a very large segment of society."
Baqai Institute of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Medicine, Karachi
The Institute of Physical Therapy aims for the highest possible standard of Physiotherapy education. The institute is aiming to establish a good reputation in excellence, both in Pakistan and internationally. The course has been designed to improve the standard of Physiotherapy in Pakistan. This course will reflect the international standard.
School of Physiotherapy, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi
The education system in Pakistan has hardly been in conformity with the pace of advancement took place around the world particularly in the western world, while awareness among the students of all disciplines is broadening regarding the problems confronting professional education and delivery of quality education. The Liaquat National School of Physical Therapy has played a pivotal role in spreading awareness regarding higher education and providing the same to its students, which has inculcated an element of research with intent, too improve patient care. In today’s world of materialism, professionals have forgotten to realize that the spoken word, the friendly smile and the caring touch still hold immense value. These comprise the soul of contact when one human interacts with another. Liaquat National School of Physical Therapy fully realizes that a competent professional is the one who is not only academically well equipped and skilled, but also at ease with positive attitudes, adequately cognizant of the national and international ethics and well versed in the art of communication with the whole spectrum of people come across in his or her professional and personal life.
The future of any nation lies in the education the youth of that nation possess. Education is the key to the future success and when I use word “Education”, I specifically mean quality education. The Liaquat National School of Physical Therapy has been committed to provide quality education since its inception 28 years ago, which is apparent from the demand of its graduates within the country and abroad.
It is a moment of immense pleasure, as the Liaquat National School of Physical Therapy has stepped into the era of providing post-graduate education. I firmly believe in the academically and aligned with the contemporary needs of the profession with a futuristic approach. The profession of “Physical Therapy” has been gradually widening its scope with the advancement in medical sciences and increasing demand due to its healing role in the treatment of needy patients.
I am confident that the students will heartedly welcome the program offered by the LNSOP because they are well aware that the quality of any training or educational program rests on a number of factors out of which the quality trainer and that of assessment of curriculum are essential ingredients. The LNSOP has worked extensively towards improvement of its assessment system and aware of the needs of students and faculty. I am also certain about the students who would benefit from this program, would be having a competitive edge on other being a future torch bearers of the professional both nationally and internationally, because every new day comes up with new challenges and students of LNSOP are trained and conditioned having this fact in mind.
Ziauddin University, College of Physical Therapy
The transformation of Dr. Ziauddin’s vision into reality began in the late 1950’s when his daughter Dr. Ejaz Fatima, and his son-in-law Dr. Tajammul Hussain, started a small maternity home in Nazimabad. Over the years, this small maternity home has grown into a busy 80-bedded hospital that serves the densely populated area of Nazimabad.
In 1968 the family of Dr. Ziauddin established Dr. Ziauddin Hospital Trust. In the same year this Trust established a second hospital in North Nazimabad, Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, which is now a 300 bedded tertiary care hospital, and caters to a large population of North Nazimabad. This hospital provides opportunities to students to gain knowledge and skills in assessing and evaluating a wide range of problems in a tertiary care setting. The Hospital is equipped with sophisticated equipment necessary to diagnose and manage problems effectively and efficiently. In August 1994, through an Ordinance (No. XVII of 1994), the Government of Sindh granted permission for the establishment of the Dr. Ziauddin Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences. By virtue of this Ordinance, the Institute could grant its own postgraduate degrees and diplomas.
In October 1995 the Sindh Assembly passed an Act (No. VI of 1995) for the establishment of Ziauddin University. At this time the University also established an association with community leaders of Sikanderabad, to set up a health centre, and entered into mutual partnership with the Karachi Municipal catchments population by providing services, health education and support.
In December 2005 Ziauddin Medical University was given the Charter as Ziauddin University vide ‘The Ziauddin University’ (Amendment) ACT 2003 dated 13th December, 2005.
Superior University, Lahore
Degree: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
School Of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS), Lahore
Ace Institute of Health Sciences (AIHS) is a leading medical sciences institution widely recognized throughout Pakistan.The institute was established in 1999 as an allied health sciences Institute with a view to impart paramedical training to matric-educated youth. Over the years, the Institute continued to grow and in 2004, it transformed itself into a full-fledged Medical Institute by becoming affiliated with the University of Health Sciences, Lahore and initiating Bachelors of Science Programs in Medical Laboratory Technology.
The institute now offers a number of degree as well professional diploma programs. Since 1999, when the Institute first opened its doors, more than 4,000 professionals have graduated with a degree/diploma. Presently, the institute comprises of six academic departments, and has combined staff and faculty strength of approximately 100. As of June 2007, 15 different academic programs in a diverse range of medical subjects are offered. Various courses which are offered include degree programs in biomedical laboratory sciences and physiotherapy, and diploma programs in dental sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, dispensing, laboratory technology and nursing.The Institute has the distinction of being the largest Allied Health Sciences institution in Pakistan in private sector, producing the highest number of allied health professionals in the country.
Allama Iqbal College Of Physiotherapy, Lahore
Allama Iqbal College of Physiotherapy is the institute established by Government of the Punjab, Affiliated with University of Health Sciences, Lahore. It is part of Allama Iqbal Medical Complex, Shabbier Ahmed Usmani Road, Lahore. Attach with Jinnah Hospital Lahore for Practical Clinical Training. Four years B.Sc. (Hon’s) Physiotherapy is being conducted at Allama Iqbal College of Physiotherapy. First batch of B.Sc. (Hon’s) Physiotherapy for the session 2007-11 was inducted in April 2008.Classes were started on 9th , April 2008. Government of The Punjab is very keen to enhance the opportunities of professional education and training for young students desire to join Medical & Health Sciences. A great importance is attached to this course which is a catalyst for positive change in “Health Care Delivery System” for the people.
Physiotherapy is an essential segment of modern health care delivery system- a science and art of healing which pertain to assessment of Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio Vascular, Respiratory system, Peritoneal Pleural other cavities and organs, disorders of functions including “ Pain, Edema, physiological, Structural and those of Psychosomatic origin. A physiotherapist has to address Physical, Psychiatric and Social trauma through covering basic parameters of healing science i.e. Preventive, Promotive, Diagnostic, Rehabilitative and Curative. Physiotherapist has to render the services for all walks of life “Hospitals, Clinics, Rehabilitation centers, Nursing homes, Mental health disorder management Centers, Sports, Teaching institutes, Offices, Industries etc.,” This modern age of super spatiality of the medical profession demands highly skilled physiotherapist. Allama Iqbal College of Physiotherapy took the responsibility to achieve the objective. Allama Iqbal College of Physiotherapy is attached to Jinnah Hospital Lahore for Clinical practice. Jinnah Hospital Lahore is PMDC recognized teaching hospital having excellent training facilities.
Physiotherapy education was started at FMH Institute of Al-lied Health Sciences (IAHS) in 2006. Currently we have full four years enrolled at our insti-tution, totaling 80 students. FMH-IAHS is striving to provide a world class education to its students of physiotherapy that will also upgrade the aca-demic and professional stan-dards of physiotherapy care in Pakistan. It provides students with a unique learning environ-ment that meets the most ad-vanced and international standards of academia. It is due to these excellent standard that FMH-IAHS Physiotherapy students have secured top positions at UHS.
The School of Physiotherapy, Mayo Hospital, Lahore was established in 1985. This is 19 the batch for which applications are being invited B.Sc. Physiotherapy (4 Years course) was introduced in 1999 in this School which is affiliated with the University of the Punjab, Lahore. The overall mission of the School of Physiotherapy is to establish a centre of excellence in the medical sciences and technology which would be an agent of change and the role model for other institutions to emulate. It serves to attract the maximum possible talent for its upgrading. The school hopes to provide graduates in Physiotherapy who would distinguish themselves with their professional, humanistic and educational standards by the virtue of their organizational skills. They should be able to respond to the needs and problems of the patients while maintaining international standards. The school of Physiotherapy has been established to educate young men and women, the principles and appreciation of their responsibility to the society. The academic programme of the School is demanding and will require applied physical and intellectual energy.
Graduates of this School are in great demand for appointment in National and Private Hospitals, Rehabilitation Centers, Clinics and institutions of Physically Handicapped, Industrial Centers and foreign countries. The aim of the School of Physiotherapy is to produce efficiently trained and specialized young men and women who can render their services as Physiotherapists, to the national needs.
Lahore Medical and Dental College, Lahore
Lahore Medical & Dental College (LMDC) was founded as a private medical college under the aegis of a non-profit trust after obtaining no objection certificate from the Govt. of Punjab. Its main academic campus is situated in a recently constructed, custom built structure in the North of Lahore in a clean and peaceful setting on the banks of the Lahore canal. The campus is spread over a sprawling area of 18 acres. It houses attractive modern Air-conditioned lecture theaters, dissection halls and laboratories for various basic subjects like Pathology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Histology. The Radiology includes X - Ray Machines, CT Scan Mammography, Ultrasound colored dopler and Fluoroscopy. The College has a very impressive Anatomy Museum Pathology Museum, Forensic Medicine and Community Medicine Museum which are the best in the country. This building also houses various dental laboratories including Phantom head laboratory, Dental material laboratory, Prosthetic laboratory, Dental Radiology laboratory and OPG. The clinical dentistry section of LM&DC has the best facilities available anywhere. A Mosque is under construction for the convenience of the students to offer prayers. A new Phase-2B building with an area of 55,000 square feet has been added. This block will accommodate Dental Clinics, Dental Operation Theaters, Lecture Theaters for students, Library, Information Technology Department, Pathology Museum, Chemical Pathology Laboratory and offices for the teaching staff. All the Lecture Theaters and Dental Clinics have been air conditioned. A full-fledged faculty in basic and Clinical Departments is in position. Some high tech costly equipment including C.T Scan, Monitors, Ventilators, Orthoscope, Multimedia Microscopes, Digital Camera, Operating Microscope and Dental Units have been procured for GTTH, Dental Section and Pathology department of Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore. Similarly Thumb Printing Machines and Video Cameras have been installed in the lecture theaters. These lecture theaters have been connected through networking with the Central Information Department. These arrangements have been made to improve and monitor student's attendance. Hihgly qualified teachers including Ph.D Professors, Ex-Principals of King Edward Medical College, Fatima Jinnah Medical College and de'Montmorency College Punjab have been included in the college Faculty.
KMU Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IPM&R) Khyber Medical University is the only institute in Public sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which offers four years (Eight Semesters) graduation course in Physiotherapy.
Its existence can be correlated with the earthquake which occurred in October 2005 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and some districts of Azad Jammu & Kashmir in Pakistan and lead to mass destruction of human lives. More than seven hundred of the earthquake victim became either paraplegic or quadriplegic. This increased demand of qualified physiotherapist in the province as well as in Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
Khyber Medical University took a bold step and established IPM&R to produce qualified physiotherapist in the province. The course was started on 12th of January 2009 headed by pioneer physiotherapist of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Muhammad Ibrahim Farooqi).
Mahboob School of Physiotherapy
One Year Additional course (for 3 Years Graduates Physiotherapist)
Transitional Doctor of Physiotherapy, t-DPT (2 Years Course for 4 Years Graduate Physiotherapist)
One year Certificate Course
Affiliation: Gandahara University Peshawar
Mahboob school of Physiotherapy is the Department of Gandahara University Peshawar. It established in 2000 and offered certificate and Diploma Courses in Physiotherapy with the collaboration of different Organizations like IRC, UNHCR, commissioner of Afghan Refugees and SDC. Now offering Graduate and Post Graduate courses for professional physical therapist the first of its nature in NWFP.
To develop Human Resources for improvement of hearth status of the people of Sargodha, Sargodha Medical College (SMC) has recently been established as the constituent college of University of Sargodha. It is the first ever public sector Medical College in Punjab established by the University of Sargodha (UOS), a public sector University under an education department. In this regard, this is a unique experiment. Hoping it will stand on the top of the list of medical colleges, helping the suffering mankind. Sargodha Medical College (SMC) has been established recently as a constituent college of University of Sargodha on the directions of the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It is the first ever public sector medical college in the Punjab run by a University of an Education Department. Sargodha Medical College offers a five year degree programme of MBBS. Community Oriented Medical Education (COME) curriculum offered by the college is in Line with the one recommended by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC), Islamabad and University of Health Sciences, Lahore. The construction of new college building is in progress and expected to be completed within next 2 years at Sargodha-Faisalabad Road. Presently, the classes are running in the University Campus at Old Johar Block. The District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Sargodha has been attached as Teaching Hospital for the clinical training of the students.
Recognition by PM & DC Islamabad
Sargodha Medical College is a recognized college for MBBS classes by PM & DC Islamabad vide letter No. F.3-10/2007-MER dated 15.05.2007.
Affiliation With UHS Lahore
Sargodha Medical College is affiliated with the University of Health Sciences, Lahore for the purpose of examination / award of MBBS degree.
Attached Teaching Hospitals
Divisional Head Quartar (DHQ) Hospital Sargodha having a capacity of 550 beds with all the common Specialities is attached to Sargodha Medical College for the purpose of teaching and training of MBBS students.
Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
The Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, LUMHS, Jamshoro has been established in February, 2009 under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Dr. Noshad A. Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro.
There was dire need of establishing this Institution to impart qualitative medical education dealing with physical therapy for relieving pain, re-gaining strength and restoring function after serious injuries, illness and surgery. The course of B.S Physiotherapy is of 04 (four) years. It includes practical knowledge of physiotherapy by establishing an independent O. P. D. providing opportunity of learning by doing practical work to the students of the Institute.
The Institute is located at the rear end (NORTH SIDE) of the 2nd floor of the old Mehran Hostel of LUMHS. It has four (04) Lecture halls, two laboratories, one for Medical Physics, and the other of Kinesiology. One library equipped with all the books on the relevant subjects. There exist separate girl and boy student common rooms, Lavatories separately for boys and girls, and Faculty Members room in addition to offices of all the officers, and officials and pantry etc.