The Department of Physiotherapy oﬀers both undergraduate and post graduate courses in Physiotherapy. Gono Bishwabidyalay (GB) established the department of Physiotherapy with the introduction of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) course in 1998. Many diseases cannot be cured with "Drug Therapy" alone. Some diseases do not even require "Drug Therapy" or "Surgical intervention". Many diseases especially related to joints, muscles and bones are better treated with “No Drug Therapy” instead is proving eﬀective the new type of therapy called Physiotherapy/ Physical Therapy. The therapy includes Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Electrotherapy, Therapeutic Exercises, Manipulation and Mobilization. Physiotherapy is relatively new addition in the division of health sciences, which imparts in-depth knowledge and skill to a student by the above mentioned subjects. Especially subjects like Biomechanics and Kinesiology make the students more competent in understanding motion and movements in normal and in diseased conditions. The Exercise Therapy involves various modern techniques like "Manipulation & Mobilization" to alleviate pain and other symptoms of organs of the body whether diseases or otherwise.
Physiotherapists treat the reactions and responses of the body to injury, disease or abnormalities in development. They are also key health professionals in the prevention of injury. Physiotherapy often involves promotion of motor development and coordination; physical methods to control pain; therapeutic exercise for impaired muscle systems; assisting in the physical management of the cardio-respiratory system; or improving balance and motor control for better performance and function.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) is a updated and innovative ﬁve year (four year academic and one year compulsory internship) undergraduate degree program. The curriculum contains four professional annual examinations and fully integrated, so that learning is consistently placed within the context of conditions for which people typically seek Physiotherapy care.
The Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) course a two year program is started in 2009 has the approval of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Bangladesh as per the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The MPT course is designed to help and develop the proper attitude required for the practice of Physiotherapy by giving more importance to professional ethics. It’s also designed to provide more advanced techniques and produce more specialized Physiotherapists with appropriate skills, which is more needed in a developing country like Bangladesh.