Musculo-skeletal physiotherapy also known as orthopaedic PT happens to be the earliest form of PT if we take into account that physiotherapy was initiated by specialised nurses during and after the World War I. Any PT department is busy with treating those conditions almost over half of its strength. Muscle strengthening and endurance as well as joint range of motion have been the fortresses all along coupled with function training. Now the changes in technology have brought in wider applications.
Many a time I observed, the students opted for ortho PT since they had no liking for Neuro or Cardio. But I changed this opinion soon realising that what they see around are a host of neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions in overwhelming proportion. So, one strong reason was the services opportunities. Another reason was opportunity to get better results compared to Neuro
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