Institute of

Bahawalpur Institute of Rehabilitation Science ( BIRS )

Intorduction of BIRS

Bahawalpur Institute of Rehabilitation on Science(BIRS) is a state of the art institute of Physical therapy in Southern Punjab offering Docter of Physical therapy (DPT) year degree program. it is accredited by the University of Sargodha, a Highly ranked University by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) and Clinical attached with well-reputed Institutions/Hospitals like National Orthopedic Hospital.
Bahawalpur Institute of Rehabilitation Science(BIRS) has well-qualified faculty, a dedicated physical therapy and rehabilitation center, excellent anatomy museum, well-equipped labs of basic medical science, kinesiology & Bio-mechanics and latest computer labs

Welcome to the BRIS Department.  Through this information, we hope to give you a brief overview of the Doctor of Physical Therapy(DPT) instructors, courses, and student career.

Doctor of Physical Therapy(DPT) - Course Introduction

This degree program includes foundational Sciences courses, such as anatomy, physiology, histology, exercise physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, pharmacology, pathology, radiology /imaging, along with behavioral science courses, such as evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning. In this degree program, the students also study the clinically-based courses including medical screening, examination tests and measures, diagnostic processes, therapeutic interventions, outcomes assessment, and practice management.

The DPT degree is quite different from the four years BS program in terms of curriculum, duration of study and scope of clinical practice. The DPT degree also fulfills the international requirements for physical therapy education, so the DPT graduates could get equivalency easily abroad. The core skills of physical Therapists include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electrotherapeutic modalities.

Why Doctor of Physical Therapy(DPT)?

DPT, a 5 years HEC recognized degree, is widely accepted nationally and worldwide. After completing DPT, there are ample job opportunities for the graduates ranging from clinical practice in the private sector to qualification for a clinical and educational post in public or private hospitals and universities, starting with BPS-17 scale as Physical Therapist in government hospitals in the health department and progressing up to BPS-20. In an academic field, one starts in the BPS-18 scale as a lecturer and may advance to a rank of professor in grade BPS-21. Higher education opportunities in Pakistan at the level of MS/ M-Phil or Ph.D. include the following disciplines:

  • Neuro-Musculoskelatal Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy
  • Cardio pulmonary Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy.
  • Sports Sciences.
  • Gynae Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy
  • Geriatrics Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy as Health Care Profession

Physical therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients with injuries or disease. Physical Therapists work closely with patients and clients to restore, maintain, and promote their overall fitness and wellness for healthier and more active lifestyles. Patients may include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low back pain, fractures, head injuries, arthritis, heart disease, and cerebral palsy.

Physical Therapists take the patient’s/client’s history and conduct a systems review, and perform tests and measures such as strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function, to identify potential and existing problems. Based on the examination and the physical therapist’s evaluative judgment, Physical Therapists determine a patient’s diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of care that describes evidence-based treatment strategies and the anticipated functional outcomes. Finally, as a part of the plan of care, Physical Therapists determine the patient’s ability to be independent and reintegrate into the community or workplace after injury or illness.

Administering physical therapy is only part of the job. A physical therapist must also be skilled in examining, evaluating, and planning courses of treatment. May supervise other health care workers. Some treat a wide range of ailments, while others specialize in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Physical Therapists may also teach, provide consultation, or perform clinical research.

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Admission Procedure

Department Contact Info

Main Ahmadpur East Road Opp. National Highway & Motorway Police Office of the Chief Patrol Officer (Beat-20) Bahawalpur


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