Bahawalpur Institute of Rehabilitation Science ( BIRS )

Welcome to the Bahawalpur Institute of Rehabilitation Science ( BIRS ).  Through this information, we hope to give you a brief overview of the BIRS programs, instructors,  and student career.

Intorduction of BIRS

Bahawalpur Institute of Rehabilitation on Science(BIRS) is a state of the art institute of Physical therapy in Southern Punjab offering Doctor 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

Mission Statement

The mission of the Physical Therapy Program of Bahawalpur Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences is:

  • To educate professional doctoral physical therapists who are knowledgeable, self-assured, adaptable, reflective, humanistic, and service-oriented and who, by virtue of critical thinking, life-long learning, and ethical values, render independent judgments concerning patient/client needs.
  • We commit to our students to provide them an educational environment that prepares them to practice their profession at the highest scientific and ethical level and be able to pursue further knowledge in any environment. Our aim is to foster leadership qualities for physical therapy practice, education, and research in professional and post-professional physical therapist graduates.
  • To our patients, we commit to provide the most effective, clinically superior physical therapy humanly possible at a fair price. The measure of our success will be found in the trust we build and in the hearts of those we heal.

Our Values

  • Student-centered education
  • Life-long learning
  • Patient-centered care
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Compassion

BIRS Program - Doctor of Physical Therapy(DPT)

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum 60% Marks in F.Sc. (Pre-Medical).

Admission Procedure

  • Admission is announced via advertisement in news paper with proposed deadline of application.
  • Application forms are available online and in admission office of the college
  • Candidates submit a complete application form along with required documents ( Martic Certificate, F.Sc. Certificate, Domicile certificate, CNIC or Form-B, Affidavit on stamp paper to exhibit good behavior and follow rules & Regulation, 5 passport size photographs)
    • Once deadline of application reaches, applications are short listed on merit basis
    • Short listed candidates are called for interview
    • Final selection list is pasted on notice board of the college and selected candidates are informed through letter by post.

Department Contact Info

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


Social Info

Student Resources

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