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There is good scope for physiotherapists: Vice-Chancellor

Staff Reporter

COIMBATORE: Physiotherapists are as essential as doctors in helping a patient recover and seeing him or her rehabilitated from a state of incapacity due to genetic defect or an accident or illness.

Hence, their job of prevention, restoration and rehabilitation is challenging, G. Thiruvasagam, Vice-Chancellor, Bharathiar University, said here recently.

Knowledge

Delivering the graduation address at the PSG College of Physiotherapy, the Vice-Chancellor urged the physiotherapy graduates to develop a thorough knowledge of human anatomy and the way in which the bones, muscles and nerves function.

“There is tremendous scope for physiotherapists to continue to hone their skills and expertise through specialisation in areas such as manipulation, sports injuries, paediatrics, and mental illness.

“They have a range of opportunities to work from a clinician to a researcher,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

He wanted them to develop qualities like tolerance, compassion, ability to work independently, good management skills, empathy, and a responsible and mature attitude towards the needs of the patients.

He believed that the growing awareness of the role of physiotherapists could play an important role in enabling people with disabilities to lead productive lives.

G. Rangaswamy, Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions, said the management was likely to purchase various diagnostic and therapeutic equipment for the college.

This would fortify the post-graduate programmes, he observed.

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