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DPT ( Doctor of Physiotherapy )

In the modern, technological era, besides MBBS and BDS, there are also many fields having degree, honor of “DOCTOR” like Pharm-D, DVM and DPT.

I would like to highlight some important points about DPT:

Q. What is physiotherapy (DPT)?

Physiotherapy is a health care profession which provides services to individuals/population to develop, maintain and restore maximum moments that include movements and function threatened by age, disease, injury and paralysis.

"Physiotherapy is 5 years program neither diploma nor certificate degree."

Scope of practice
  1. Practioner of choice.
  2. No supervision needed, even in USA 33 states allow direct access and very soon in England limited prescription rights will be given to them.
  3. A significant change in the scope of practice from dependent to independent practice.
  4. With the new curriculum physiotherapists are capable to assess, diagnose and treat patients independently and people trust them that they are competent professionals.
  5. Private independent practice has been improved significance

DPT (5 years) +1 year house job, approved curriculum from HEC and uniformed curriculum throughout the country, equivalency of 17 years of schooling (Like Pharm-D, DVM and MBBS) and recognized as professional education in the GOVT. as well as in private sectors.

Specialized Physical Therapy can be done in many areas including:
  • OMPT
  • Sports physical therapy
  • Neuro therapy
  • Cardiovascular therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Postural therapy
Some of the academic title awarded to these doctors are:
  • Lecturer
  • Associate professor (A.P)
  • Administrative jobs
  • Assistant director
  • Deputy director and so on

Admission Dates:

In all universites and medical colleges the admissions in DPT start after atleast 2 weeks of MCAT

Institutes offering DPT

  1. School of physiotherapy k.e.m.u Lahore.
  2. Allama iqbal medical college Lahore.
  3. Mars university Lahore.
  4. G.C university Faisalabad.
  5. university of Faisalabad.
  6. Women institute of medical technology abbot bad
  7. Quaid-e-azam medical college Bahawalpur.
  8. ISRA college of rehabilitation sciences ICRS Hyderabad.
  9. beach-wood college of physiotherapy hayderabad.
  10. Rifah institute of physical therapy Islamabad
  11. Rawalpindi medical college Rawalpindi.
  12. Armed forces post graduate medical college institute Rawalpindi.
  13. Dow university of health sciences Karachi.
  14. Jinnah post graduate medical center Karachi.
  15. school of physiotherapy liquate national hospital Karachi.
  16. zaiddin university of Karachi.
  17. Fatima memorial institute of allied health sciences Lahore.
  18. LMDC school of physiotherapy Lahore

"physiotherapists do all the jobs (examine, prescription, exercise) except surgery."

Often students ask DPT students are really doctors???

Yes physiotherapists surely & obviously are doctors, in fact, any person who holds doctorate degree in any subject is called a doctor, not only by holding Mbbs degree one becomes a doctor. Mbbs students are medical doctors & DPT students are Physiotherapy doctors :)

Credits : Sarah Sehar


  1. i have scored 956 marks in fsc can i get addmission in any govt institute of pakistan in DPT?

  2. rmc ki date aa gai ha dpt k lye?

    I am a nursing student,its the first semester of mine in nursing but still i am confused either to take admission in DPT or should continue my nursing studies. Which is best for me?

  4. I have got 867 marks in fsc.. can i get admission in dpt in any gov institute in pak ??

  5. Maryam Shahzad13 June 2015 at 19:42

    Is it necessary to give an entry test before getting into physio

  6. I'm a sindh domicile holder plz tell me how can I take admission for dpt program in any of the gov. Medical college in islamabad
    email me at kiran_akhtar191@yahoo.com


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