Physiotherapy profession is progressing very fast globally with establishment of Specialty practice. In our county many colleges are offering general masters programs with Elective subjects, where as specialty programs are offered at very few universities, mostly in three specialties viz. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy which also focuses on Manual therapy, Neuro-physiotherapy which includes Pediatric Neuro-rehab & Cardio-pulmonary Physiotherapy which is also focused on Intensive care.
The fourth specialty area - Community Physiotherapy, has not picked up well due to its diversified concepts for e.g. in Maharashtra, it is related to Preventive Community Medicine, where as in Gujarat it relates to Physiatry i.e. Community based rehab for permanently disabled persons.
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