Department of Physical Therapy

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Department of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is an essential segment of modern health care system. It is a professional doctorate degree ?science of healing and art of caring. This degree is designed especially for those students who want to excel in their career of Physical Therapy. They will be called ‘Physical therapist’ and will add ‘Doctor’ as Prefix in their names and ‘Physical therapist or P.T or D.P.T.’ as Suffix in their names. This degree will provide professional skill to them and they will be in a position to get better jobs as a ‘Physical therapist’ in health settings. 

Physical therapists are high in demand now making career of Physical therapy very attractive. Currently there is a lot of demand for Physical therapists in Pakistan as well as in USA, Canada, Australia, UK, European Countries, UAE & Middle East and in South Asia etc. It is estimated that one Physical therapist is required per 10,000 general people. In modern health care system Physical therapy has primary role in health care system. Some latest advances has groomed the field of Physical therapy. 

It is one of treatment science which pertains to the clinical examination, evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Movement Disorders, pain and loss or impairment of function related to Joints, Muscles and its related structures. It deals with methods of treatment based on movement, manual therapy, physical agents, and therapeutics modalities to relieve the pain and other complications.

The main scope of treatment in Physical therapy is 
     1. Modalities (physical agents)-10% of overall treatment 
     2. Planned Exercises (patient can perform on his/her own) -20% of overall treatment
     3. Manual Therapy (Graded Exercises that can only be performed by a Graduated Physical  therapist) -70% of overall treatment

Physical therapist can treat patients with diseases related to Orthopedic & musculoskeletal, Neurological, women health conditions, sports injuries, geriatric and pediatric condition, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory systems‘ functional disorders including symptoms of pain, edema, physiological, structural and psychosomatic ailments. Further Physical therapy also works with clients for fitness purpose to maintain their healthy lifestyle. Hence, Physical therapy covers basic parameters of healing sciences i.e. preventive, promotive, diagnostic, rehabilitative, and curative.

Movement Disorder is disturbance in movement of muscle, joint, region, body part or whole body because of pain, weakness or tightness. To have a flourishing career in the field of Physical Therapy, make your educational experience memorable at Superior DPT and get qualified by having hands-on practice at the in-house practicing lab i.e. Chaudhry Muhammad Akram Teaching & Research Hospital. The department of Physical Therapy at

Superior University preserves the following unique features as well:
     • Recognized by PPTA (Pakistan Physical Therapy Association)
     • Listed in WCPT (World Confederation for Physical Therapy)
     • Exposure through IMC (International Medical Conference)
     • Encouraging research initiatives through medical journal