Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Rehabilitation Therapists

Physical Rehabilitation Assistant


Minimum 12th standard pass in Science

Certified training for Assistant Physiotherapist (programme aligned to HSS/Q 7701 released by Healthcare Sector Skill Council)

Preferred relevant work experience

The tasks an Assistant Physiotherapist is expected to perform include: Assisting in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from reduced mobility

Setting up equipment

Preparing clients for therapy and demonstrating mobility aids and exercises

Keeping the department tidy

Doing basic administrative work

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing services as guided by the physiotherapist

Ability to assist the physiotherapist in manual therapy and therapeutic exercise

Proficiency in application of electro-physical modalities

Ability to identify the principles of the physical, biological and behavioral sciences and integrate them with the clinical practice of physical therapy

Knowledge of utilization of equipment, rehabilitation or walking aids used during the treatment

Relevant professional qualification

Interest in health and physical education

Calm and composed

Positive and motivating attitude

Physically fit

Ability to work well in a team

It is a not desk job

Work from home is not available

Part-time and contractual jobs maybe available

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not a part of this job role

Working hours

Companies usually work 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from clinic to clinic

Shift system maybe available Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Occupational hazards include back injury, stress due to unexpected working hours, physical assault from violent patients, etc.Health risks include exposure to infectious body fluids such as blood, saliva, other body fluids, exposure to radiation emitted from ultrasound, microwave, etc.

For freshers -INR12,000 toINR15,000 per month

For candidates with experience -INR15,000 toINR20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Medical Tourism and Certification/Accreditation of Medical Institutions

As covered earlier, medical tourism is being widely promoted by the Indian government. Certification/Accreditation of medical institutions definitely play a large role in attracting foreign nationals to Indian hospitals for treatment. With healthcare delivery players in the private sector vying for a share of international medical tourists, there is bound to be an increase in the number of medical institutions being certified/accredited.

Developments and Newer Areas of Medicine

Combined with the required increase in the density of medical professionals per 1,000 persons, as well as the projected increase in population, significant capacity and skill development is required in the following areas:



Technicians and paramedics

Among the areas outlined above, the requirement of nurses, technicians and paramedics account for over 75% of the incremental human resource requirement.

Assistant Physiotherapists are in great demand with the increasing demand in the health industry.

Large hospitals across India

Prominent gymnasiums across India

Public and private hospitals

Clinics and gymnasiums across India

Will be updated

Udaipur Institute of Physiotherapy and Paramedical Sciences Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH)Institute of Paramedical Technology, New Delhi

A.D.N. Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Nagpur

Aligarh Institute of Paramedical Science

All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai