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Department of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Five Years Degree Program Approved by HEC

Physical therapy is an essential segment of modern health care system. It is a “science of healing and art of caring”.  It pertains to the clinical examination, evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory systems’ functional disorders including symptoms of pain, edema, physiological, structural and psychosomatic ailments.

Physical therapy deals with methods of treatment based on movement, manual therapy, physical agents, and therapeutics modalities to relieve the pain and other complications.

Hence, Physical therapy covers basic parameters of healing sciences i.e. preventive, promotive, diagnostic, rehabilitative, and curative.


Physical therapists are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages with medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

Areas of Practice

  1. Acute Care                 
  2. Extended Care Facility
  3. Home Health  
  4. Outpatient Clinic 
  5. Rehabilitation Hospital 
  6. Research Center 
  7. Wellness, Prevention, Sports, and Fitness Centers



  1. Arthritis
  2. Back Pain
  3. Balance
  4. Burns
  5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  6. Developmental Delays
  7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  8. Dislocations
  9. Fractures
  10. Hand Injuries
  11. Headaches
  12. Incontinence
  13. Lymphedema
  14. Osteoporosis
  15. Pelvic Pain
  16. Sports Injuries
  17. Stroke
  18. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


Scope of Graduates of Physical Therapy

Foreign Countries

PT Employment Expected to Grow by 39% through 2020

Highest Growth Expected in Rural Areas and Geriatrics


Scope in Pakistan

Public Sector

  1. Physiotherapist in a Academia and Universities
  2. Physiotherapist to many sports team of government Institutes
  3. Seats Major Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers
  4. Extended Physiotherapy services to all districts (at least 4) and tehsil (at least two) head quarter hospitals
  5. Physiotherapy services extended to Rural Area

Private Sector

  1. Physiotherapist Clinic in Community
  2. Private Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers
  3. Physiotherapy Gyms
  4. Consultants for Private Sports Teams

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