DPT stands for "Doctor of Physical Therpay" is another important degree after MBBS in the healthcare sector. After MBBS and BDS, It is also a study of “medical science of dealing and also an art of caring patients”. It is one of the growing field and profession globally and also in Pakistan and there is bright career after DPT in Pakistan. A DPT graduate in Pakistan is likely to be called a Doctor of Physical Therapy or Doctor of Physiotherapy.
The goals of the DPT degree is to prepare Doctor of Physiotherapy who will;
Be main providers of physical therapy care and services.
Recognize researchable issues, sponsor and participate in research, and integrate research findings into clinical practice.
Compare theory with practice and think productively.
A graduate of Doctor of Physical Therapy degree will;
Show deep knowledge of basic sciences and clinical sciences applicable to physical therapy.
Understand and relate academic basics of knowledge to the practice of physical therapy.
Demonstrate the performances of the leading clinician by developing and using the process of serious rational and analysis.
Scope of Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) in Pakistan
Value of DPT : The program educates practitioners or therapists to meet the challenges of an active healthcare environment and supports intellectual activities that makes bridge between science and clinical practice. It efforts on treating a range of situations including but not limited to Neurological, Musculoskeletal, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Cardio-Respiratory, Mental Health, Sports, Balance disorders etc.