Department of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy is a dynamic healthcare profession with strong theoretical, clinical and research based scientific foundation. It is a “science of healing and art of caring”.  The FMH Institute of Allied Health Sciences offer Doctor of Physical Therapy 5 years’ degree program which is affiliated with University of Health Sciences (UHS). The program is focus on the patients that have musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, vestibular and integumentary systems’ impairments leading to functional disabilities. UHS has been developed a comprehensive curriculum while keeping in lieu with the requirements posed by best international practice standards focusing on the method of evaluating functions of these systems, selection and application of appropriate therapeutic interventions to alleviate pain, eliminate impairments, maintain, improve or restore function and prevent dysfunction. In addition, there is a large research component built into the curriculum to keep up with the evidence based physical therapy practice.

Moreover, the field of physical therapy is well developed in specializations such as sports physical therapy; women’s health; prosthetics and orthotics; lymph edema and burns/wound care.

In the teaching hospital of Fatima Memorial Hospital students develop skills to get hands on practice by dealing indoor and outdoor patients while working closely with all healthcare professionals in providing care to the patients. They work in all settings including acute, sub-acute, chronic, inpatient and out- patient facilities.

Aim of the Department of Physical Therapy is to promote an academically and culturally diverse educational and research environment by providing high-quality education and communication skills to prepare future professional physical therapists to become leaders in the field, promoting healthy lifestyle, mobility and manual practices at the national and international level. The experienced and highly professional faculty is determined preparing graduates for outstanding professional careers at all levels.

WHY STUDY ‘PHYSICAL THERAPY’ AT FMH IAHS?

  • Degree awarded by University of Health Sciences
  • Highly qualified experienced faculty
  • UHS approved physical therapy curriculum includes theoretical, practical, clinical and research courses to prepare graduates to function in a variety of settings in the field
  • Competitive cost of the degree
  • Clinical rotations under the supervision of Practicing Physical Therapists during the degree program
  • Teaching Hospital (Fatima Memorial Hospital)
  • Community physical therapy outreach program
  • Physical therapy awareness programs in schools and hospitals
  • Qualitative and quantitative research projects

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Sc. (Pre-Medical) with at least 60% marks.
  • O Levels (in at least 6 subjects) and A levels (with 3 subjects: Biology, Physics and Chemistry) or equivalent with equivalence certificate to F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) from IBCC

 

SCOPE

  • Physical Therapists play an essential role in today’s healthcare environment and are recognized as vital providers of    rehabilitation for impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities resulting from Neurological Disorders, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Cardio-Pulmonary Disorders, Pediatric Problems, Sports Injuries, Balance Disorders,
  • Physical therapists can work in a variety of settings e.g. Hospitals, Rehabilitation Centers, Special Schools, Sports Teams, Private Clinics and community Physical Therapist

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

  • From the expert faculty to the experiential learning resources, students gain all the tools, support, and skills they need to start their physical therapy career from a strong position.
  • Employment opportunities for physical therapists are tremendous as it is a career where the demand exceeds supply.
  • The demand in medical profession is increasing since physical therapy plays an important role in the treatment of patients of all ages with various problems.
  • Like all other medical and allied professionals, physical therapists can work in hospitals, orthopedic departments, neuro-rehabilitation centers, schools for the mentally retarded and physically disabled children, and health institutions.
  • Physical Therapists can also opt for teaching, while those with adequate capital can establish private clinics of their own.
  • Options for higher post-graduate studies up to PhD are available worldwide, after which Physical Therapists can teach and be actively involved in research at academic and clinical institutions of Pakistan and abroad.
  • They work closely with patients, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to develop personalized treatment plans, implement interventions, monitor progress, and promote optimal health outcomes.

 

SPECIALITY AREAS:

Physical Therapists are specializing in vast majority of fields such as:

  • MS and PhD in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
  • MS and PhD in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy
  • MS in Geriatric and Neuromuscular Physical Therapy
  • MS in Integumentary Physical Therapy
  • MS in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • MS & PhD in Pediatrics Physical Therapy
  • MS and PhD in Sports Physical Therapy
  • MS in Kinesiology
  • Phil. in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Master in Women Health
  • Master in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
  • Master and PhD in Spinal Cord Injury Management & Rehabilitation
  • Master in Advance Physical Therapy

Dr Muhammed Sharif Waqas

    • PhD Physiotherapy (UOL) MS-OMPT(RIU), t-DPT( KEMU), BSPT(PU)

Designation:

  • Associate professor
  • HoD Deptt of Physiotherapy in NUR International University Lahore

Previously:

  • HoD Deptt. Of physiotherapy, serviced hospital Lahore

Experience:

  • 18 years + Services Hospital Lahore

Dr Shazia Rafiq (PT)

  • Ph.D (Physiotherapy)
  • M. Phil (KEMU)
  • BS-PT(KEMU)

Designation:

  • Associate Professor Acting Associate Dean Physical Therapy

Experience: 27 Years

 

Dr. M. Usman Riaz (PT)

  • MS-OMPT from Riphah International University, Lahore (2015-2017)
  • D-DPT from Karachi University, Karachi (2013)
  • BSPT form University of Health Sciences, Lahore (2007-2011)
  • HCPC registered Physical Therapist (UK-2023)
  • Certified Mulligan Practioner-Australia (2019-2020)
  • Certified Spinal Manual Therapist Australia (2018-2019)
  • Certified Ergon Practioner (Greece-2019)

Designation:

  • Associate Professor / Head of Department Physical Therapy

Experience: 

  • 14 Years of academic and Clinical experience at FMH
  • Member of PPTA

Dr. Umair Javaid (PT)

  • T-DPT (University of Health Sciences 2014-2016)
  • BSPT (University of Health Sciences 2009-2013)
  • HCPC registered Physical Therapist (UK)

Designation:

  • Senior Demonstrator

Experience: 9 Years

  • 9 years of academic and Clinical experience
  • 2017-Present in FMH
  • 2016-2017 in Rotary International Club, Lahore
  • 2015-2016 in Surgimed Hospital, Lahore
  • 2014-2015 in Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital, Lahore

Dr. Shahzad Qadree (PT)

  • MS- OMPT from Riphah International University, Lahore (2018-2020)
  • DPT from University of Health Sciences, Lahore (2012-2017)
  • HCPC registered Physical Therapist (UK-2023)

Designation:

  • Senior Demonstrator

Experience: 7 Years

  • 7 Years of academic and Clinical experience at FMH
  • Member of PPTA (Pakistan Physical Therapy Association)

Dr. Muheet Shahid (PT)

  • DPT from University of Health Sciences, Lahore 2015-2020
  • HCPC registered Physical Therapist (UK-2023)

Designation:

  • Demonstrator

Experience: 2 Years

  • Two Years of academic and Clinical experience at FMH
  • Member of PPTA (Pakistan Physical Therapy Association)

Dr. Hira Nadeem Bhatti (PT)

  • *MS-CPPT from Riphah International University, Lahore 2022-2024 *(Ongoing)
  • DPT from NUR International University, Lahore (2017-2022)

Designation:

  • Demonstrator

Experience: 1.5 Years

  • 1.5 Years of academic and Clinical experience at FMH

Dr. Rozina Saleh (PT)

  • *MS-NMPT from Riphah International University, Lahore 2023-2025 *(Ongoing)
  • DPT from NUR International University, Lahore (2017-2022)

Designation:

  • Demonstrator

Experience: 1.5 Years

  • 1.5 Years of academic and Clinical experience at FMH

Dr. Tayyab Malik (PT)

  • *MS-SPT from Riphah International University, Lahore 2023-2025) *(ongoing)
  • DPT from Sargodha Medical College, Sargodha 2016-2021

Designation:

  • Clinical  Demonstrator

Experience: 2 Years

  • 2 years of academic and clinical experience
  • Pediatric Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist at CLC-Craddle to Crayons Learning Autistic Centre, Johar Town, Lahore
  • Clinical Demonstrator in FMH
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