“Physiotherapists assess, plan and implement rehabilitative programs that improve or restore human motor functions, maximize movement ability, relieve pain syndromes, and treat or prevent physical challenges associated with injuries, diseases and other impairments. They apply a broad range of physical therapies and techniques such as movement, ultrasound, heating, laser and other techniques. They may develop and implement programmes for screening and prevention of common physical ailments and disorders”
World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Physiotherapy as an Independent Practice and out of Paramedical stream. Physiotherapists-(International Standard Classification of Occupations ISCO Code 2264) According to this code Physiotherapy is classified into a separate entity and not clubbed with Paramedical services. Physiotherapy has undergone a dramatic change over the last decade. It is extremely fortunate that medical advancement have reached new heights with the development of highly scientific techniques which can relieve pain in a miraculous manner.