Physiotherapists are not doctors: MCI

Physiotherapists are not doctors: MCI

There are 1865 comments on the The Hindu story from Apr 5, 2008, titled Physiotherapists are not doctors: MCI. In it, The Hindu reports that:

Stern warning to those using the 'Doctor' prefix; rule being flouted by 90 p.c. of physiotherapists working in Delhi 'Private hospitals are listing physiotherapists as doctors misleading the general population' ...

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Khan the danger physio

Ashburn, VA

#1875 Mar 27, 2013
Physio r d greather than mbbs.
physio s really doctor.
mci ma chuday.
m a physio
PHYSIO

Ashburn, VA

#1876 Mar 27, 2013
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MANOJ BPT

Ashburn, VA

#1877 Mar 27, 2013
physio r really dobtor mci gand mray jo krna h kre .
m a doctor
Divyatej H N

Shravanabelagola, India

#1878 Mar 28, 2013
i think physiotherapists are also doctors.Because,they studied anatomy,psysiology,pathology,e tc
Physio

Ashburn, VA

#1880 Mar 28, 2013
Thanx dude
Physio

Ashburn, VA

#1881 Mar 28, 2013
Who r u??
court ty kregi.
Physio

Ashburn, VA

#1882 Mar 28, 2013
barbaad physiotherapist wrote:
behan ka loda kaisa course hain ye meri zindagi barbaad ho gyi ye course karke saare khwab toot gaye sab is course ko karke naye bande ki maarte hain behanchd private patient dekh2 kar chudwaate raho na kahi job hain na kuch dhokha hain ye course chalaawa hain ye course meri zindagi barbaad ho gyi saare khwaab toot gaye yaar saalan isse badiyaan to nursing hi tha i hate this physiotherapy kaash maine iski jagah koi aur course kara hota gand phat ke haath mein aa gayi
.
u r rt bro madrchod 4 n half yr ka course krk fs gy h.
salo ko ya to physiotherapy bnd kr deni chahiy ya govt council bna deni chahiy.
Physio

Ashburn, VA

#1883 Mar 28, 2013
Sanjiv dungdung wrote:
Madarchodon physio the rapists , gand marke rakh denge tum logon ki behenchodon patient aye to uske gand mein ghus jaate ho madarchodon tum log (Dr.)banke kya Jyada medical corruption karke maa behen chodoge.
HA MADRJAT DR BNK TMARI MA CHODENG N TMARI BIWI B.GAND MAR LENG BINA GAND K HO JAOG BHENCHOD
Divyatej H N

Bangalore, India

#1884 Mar 29, 2013
I will support physios in this issue.Because,physio's gives treatment in different effective way.so I think they are also doctors.In US,UK physio's were treated as doctors,why not in India? Iam Divyatej H N,1st B.B.A.,LL.B student
siva

Ashburn, VA

#1885 Mar 30, 2013
Govind wrote:
Except those holding MBBS nobody else can prefix doctor before their name (Exceptions are Ph.D holders but they cannot treat patients :))
Physiotherapists can be termed as paramedic staff
THANX MR GOVIND I CAN ACCEPT UR STATEMENT THAT PHYSIOTHERAPIST SHOULD NOT USE DR. AS PREFIX BUT I FEEL IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE TO SAY PHYSIOTHERAPIST ARE PARAMEDICS AND WE HAVE GONE SOMETHING BEYOND IN OUR PRACTICE AN LOOKING FOR GOVT RECOGNITION FOR THE SAKE OF PUBLIC WELFARE
siva

Ashburn, VA

#1886 Mar 30, 2013
Birendra chettri wrote:
Hi guys, even m a student of physiotherapy.. i think every health professional should work as a team rather than demoralising each other.. and our physios are not calling themselves as doctors. its the patients who call them doctors....
Its true but hard to accept by some allopathy doctors, its not by a physio but a patient who is getting treatment from us calling us as physiotherapy doctor
siva

Ashburn, VA

#1887 Mar 30, 2013
Rex wrote:
What, physios are doctors ? Foolish idea. Any paramedic calling themselves docs are cheats and frauds
No rex we are not simply called Dr but physiotherapy Dr by the public where we stand distinct from Dr practicing medicine
meya

Kasaragod, India

#1888 Apr 3, 2013
physios are just paramedics like lab techs, thats all. they are no match even to BSc nursing students in knowlege and skill.only those who can write medicines are doctors. what medicine can physio write legally?they just massaje,give some light .if something happens to patient who is responcibal? at least nurses can do emergency cpr, essential steroids in hospitals if doctors cant reech in time if emargency is there. what is bpt students studying? just some anatomy and some electricity things and massaje that is all. of course swweet talk and cheeting patients by saying that they are doctors. you can fool somebody sometimes not every body every time ,my dear physio brothers and sisters
Clinton

India

#1889 Apr 3, 2013
Meya r u worried to progress physiotherapy treatment in upcoming year from last 5 decade.
tom

New Delhi, India

#1890 Apr 4, 2013
see,if there are some irregularities then,its the yet to be formed council 4 physios which has to take care of,its govt's irresponsibility.
and regarding practice,physios treat,mind this word,TREAT..than somebody treat and physios help......no,they r first hand practitioners.if you r rite thn remove physio frm sports team and post a physician,laughable.......
Majumdar India wrote:
if it is so in US and western countries, then y u want to prefix your self as "Dr" Bond?
Please Speak Sensibly.
find some answers for the following questions:
Staff Nurses - deliver injections,nursing care in the hospitals, does surgeries with Doctors,they have plenty of sub specialities - surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, community nursing, Rehabilitation nursing, Gyne nursing, what not .. all specialities are available..and they are exposed to ample clinical stuffs during their course and work places -- do they claim themself as "Doctors"?
same is the case with Pharmacists,
they know their limitations and they excel in their fields, what happened to u all the physios?
Claims should be reasonable!
you have 2 year diploma courses - can they call them self Doctors?
most physiotherapy colleges have poor education capacity, any one who can invest some money can start a physiotherapy college and no restrictions and hence so many are avialable in india.. do they carry any value at all?
a physio who does his pg in neurological conditions will claim to be a NEUROLOGIST later, and one who does pg in orthopedic conditions will claim to be an ORTHOPIDICIAN, which are in same lines as physios claiming to be a doctor!!
physiotherapy derived from nursing speciality in early days, though its grown, is still a technician job all over the world.
some one spoke nonsense about Anaesthetist and Radiologist... they are the specialist and are the top specialities in medicine -- the fool who spoke about the speciality did not know the difference between a "radiographer" and a "Radiologist"?
if physios want to prefix doctors then u r under MEDICAL council automatically and y do u need any other council at all?
today there are about one lakh MBBS doctors in india, so do u feel it is nothing?
just do your duty, do not paste shit on your own face by commenting about unknown things..
NO QUESTIONS, PHYSIOS DIG THEIR OWN GRAVE BY PULLING others into such nonsense discussions..
do not compare yourself with medicos / Doctors and waste your energy .. paramedics are paramedics, physiotherapist are physiotherapist,doctor is a doctor! if u want to claim to be a doctor then who is a "physiotherapist?"
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tom

New Delhi, India

#1891 Apr 4, 2013
let govt form council first.
let medicos agree that physios treat,not support any treatment.
the fact is now a days ppl r well knowledged,they come to physios directly,so others loose money.
so they want to suppress physios......seedhi si baat hai.
if some medicos think they know physiotherapy,all a physio does is jst follow your orders,then what is the necessity of having a physio?they can do it of their own,y dnt they do it and earn the money what physios take home,
now thats the point,they dont know what physios do to treat.
its a profession scientifically based,
a knowledge oriented practice.
u cant suppress it for long.
tom

New Delhi, India

#1892 Apr 4, 2013
meya wrote:
physios are just paramedics like lab techs, thats all. they are no match even to BSc nursing students in knowlege and skill.only those who can write medicines are doctors. what medicine can physio write legally?they just massaje,give some light .if something happens to patient who is responcibal? at least nurses can do emergency cpr, essential steroids in hospitals if doctors cant reech in time if emargency is there. what is bpt students studying? just some anatomy and some electricity things and massaje that is all. of course swweet talk and cheeting patients by saying that they are doctors. you can fool somebody sometimes not every body every time ,my dear physio brothers and sisters
dekho,behn,lab tech dont treat patients,but physios do.
they dont want to write medicines and do surgery,
they want to practice physiotherapy independently.thats all.
homeo doctors too dont attend emergency and surgery,its for allopathy.
put some water to the jealous fire,pls.
amongst all theft the worst is to steal the glory of others.dont do it.
when sm1 suffers a stroke,then they understud ths,i kno medicos talked lk ths and sufferd of stroke and then gracefully treated by physios,nd now u ask those medicos,physios are bigger than them they say.
Dr sathya PT

Coimbatore, India

#1894 Apr 4, 2013
Saravan wrote:
Better you improve your knowledge, all radiologists and anesthesiologists are physicians all across the world,If you guys are so knowledgeble why cann't you study MBBS and practice medicine?, i think physiotherapists in India are in foolish world, they did not get admission for MBBS after 12th, so now wants to overcome that inferiority complexity by affixing Dr .
physio profession is more respectable and seperate form of treatment using manual skills apart from allopathy. priscribing pain killer is the duty of medical docters ....but physio can assess the movement and find the relevent cause for pian .....proud to be physios
Dr sathya PT

Coimbatore, India

#1895 Apr 4, 2013
physio profession is more respectable and seperate form of treatment using manual skills apart from allopathy. priscribing pain killer is the duty of medical docters ....but physio can assess the movement and find the relevent cause for pian .....proud to be physios
Clinton

India

#1896 Apr 4, 2013
Only mch holders write prefix Dr ,but treatment of physiotherapy is mandatory to patient ,today its on top in demand,patient is going to physiothrapist without any warriedness ,and patient thinking that i m fit to take physiotherapy treatment by physiothrapist.

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