Department of Physiotherapy

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About Physiotherapy:

“Physicians add years to life…… while Physiotherapists add life to years…”

Physiotherapy is a part of healthcare services provided by qualified physiotherapists to the individuals and populations to develop maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout their lifespan. This service is provided in circumstances where the movement and functions are threatened by ageing, injury, pain, diseases, disorders, clinical conditions or environmental factors which affects the body functions and its potential ability to lead an independent life.

Physiotherapists work as one of the member of healthcare team and interact with patients / clients, other health care professionals, families, care givers and communities. Physiotherapists are concerned with assessment of the patient by identifying and maximising quality of life, and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment / intervention, and rehabilitation. These spheres encompass physical, psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing of the patient / client.

What a Physiotherapist do:

Physiotherapists are qualified and professionally required to:

  • Undertake a comprehensive examination / assessment of the patient / client or needs of a client group.
  • Evaluate the findings from the examination / assessment to make clinical judgments.
  • Formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment protocol. Provide consultation within their expertise and determine when patients / clients need to be referred to another healthcare professional.
  • Implementation of a physiotherapy intervention / treatment programme and to determine its outcomes. Educating patient about self-management protocol.

Scope of Physiotherapist:

The scope of physiotherapist practice is not limited to direct patient / client care, but also includes:

Public health strategies, advocating for patients / clients and for health, supervising and delegating to other healthcare professional, leading and managing a team of Therapists to work independently within the healthcare team, teaching and conducting research on patients/clients to have updated knowledge, developing and implementing healthcare policy at the local, national and international levels.

Physiotherapists work as an independent practitioners within the healthcare team (WCPT, UK), and are subject to the ethical principles of WCPT. They are able to act as first contact practitioners, and patients / clients may seek direct services without referral from another health professional.

Potentials of Physiotherapist:

The main objective of physiotherapy is to interact between the physical therapist and the patient / client / family or caregiver to develop a mutual understanding of their needs. Positive interaction changes the body awareness and movement behaviours, which promotes health and wellbeing. All the healthcare team members need to interact with each other and with patients / clients / families and caregivers to determine the needs and formulate goals for physiotherapy intervention and treatment.

Physiotherapists are autonomous practitioners who are qualified through professional entry-level physiotherapy education. Physiotherapists exercise their professional judgement to reach a diagnosis that will direct their physiotherapy interventions / treatment, and rehabilitation of patients / clients / populations.

Diagnosis in physiotherapy is the result of a process of clinical reasoning that results in the identification of existing or potential impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions, environmental influences or abilities/disabilities. The purpose of the diagnosis is to guide physiotherapists in determining the prognosis and most appropriate intervention/treatment strategies for patients/clients and in sharing information with them. In carrying out the diagnostic process, physiotherapists may need to obtain additional information from other professionals. If the diagnostic process reveals findings that are not within the scope of the physiotherapist’s knowledge, experience or expertise, the physiotherapist will refer the patient/client to another appropriate practitioner.

Treatment Services:

We offer treatment to ailments related with Orthopaedics, Neurology, Cardio Thoracic, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Post Surgical conditions. State of the art Exercise Therapy department to cater all needs of the patients with advanced Electro Therapy modalities equipments.

  • LASER Therapy
  • Shortwave Diathermy (SWD)
  • Ultrasound Therapy (UST)
  • Interferential Therapy (IFT)
  • Electronic Muscle Stimulator (MST)
  • Traction (Cervical & Lumbar)
  • Treadmill
  • Continuous Passive Motion (CPM)
  • Tilting Table
  • Swiss Ball Therapy
  • Manual Therapy to joints
  • Peripheral and Vertebral joints mobilization

  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Functional Release Techniques
  • Kinesiology Taping Techniques
  • Soft Tissues Mobilization
  • Instrumental Assisted Soft Tissues Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Obesity reduction management
  • Cardio Thoracic Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Prenatal & Postnatal Physiotherapy
  • Sports Fitness & Physiotherapy
  • Sports specific rehabilitation
  • Orthotic & Prosthetic services

HOD Profile

Prof. R. Radhakrishnan,
MPT (Ortho & Sports), PGDHM, MIAP, (PhD)
Professor and Head

Department of Physiotherapy

Tagore Medical College & Hospital.

Tagore College of Physiotherapy


The Spinal Cord Injured Patients Rehabilitation programme held on 13/07/2019.

Scientific Paper Presentation at 57th IAP Conference, Bangalore FEB 2019.