Physiotherapists are not doctors: MCI

Full story: The Hindu

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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Dr Ajeet PT

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#1989
Jul 16, 2013
 
resham wrote:
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Dr.aash
By ur coment u r shwng physios r hvng lack f medical knowledge n all, bt u aren't abl2 prove dt patients dnt need physiotherapy. Which is infact d most imprtnt aspectof al dis arguement dt wethr patients need physio trtmnt or nt, der r several conditions which can't b mangd by medicine alone and vice a versa , so if question s f physio's knowledge, der shal b a council to regulate physio studies n der practice too rathr den degrading the field v shud try to upgrade it for betterment of patients
Dear Dr Resham its not frustration... first u clear with the definition & job profile of Physiotherapist.. everyone has their importance in their job profile.
Nandhini Naveen

India

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#1990
Jul 19, 2013
 
yep..... i tooooo say itzzzz wwazte of tym... bt waat cn v do nw..our fate decided uz to b here....so i accept am a doctr and do my profession wit ful hrt...bt alzo i hate thzzz physiotherapy..
Dr Priya Raichand

Jabalpur, India

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#1991
Jul 21, 2013
 
Yes..physiotherapists are doctors because the help in healing and recovering of patients...allopathic medicines suck sometimes..In fact, people this days are giving so much value to the physiotherapists...I am a physiotherapist myself and believe me i m very happy with my profession..After completing my mpt i m earning 40,000 Rs. per month and after 3-4 yrs i will start my private practice..So all those people who say physiotherapy is not a gud profession..GO AND GET A LIFE..U FREAKSTERS..!!!
suresh

Kolkata, India

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#1992
Jul 22, 2013
 
raj wrote:
Hey physio quacks, funny to see your arguments.You are pitifully arguing your points to call yourself Dr. But the reality is, you end up a laughing stock not only among Doctors, but among the lay public as well. Please, brothers and sisters of physiotherapy, stick to your job of physiotherapy. Be PTs , not Drs
i dont want to argue with u.. just go and ask laks of stroke patients what position physios hold in their life.. u,ll get ur answer.. and who the hell r u call us quacks.. just grow up child..
suresh

Kolkata, India

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#1993
Jul 22, 2013
 
WE THE PHYSIOS "CRAFT MOTION"..
jasooos

Chennai, India

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#1995
Jul 24, 2013
 
Physios cannot prefix dr before their names. Thst is what all the learned legal luminaries say. To become dr one has to become an expert in treatment.or one should take a phd to be called dr. Physios sadly do not deserve the title as they are mere technicians and should carry out orders by real doctors. They can do massage,and give heat light and electric treatments depending supervision by a mbbs doctor . Nowadays we have mbbs doctors doing physiotherapy as their post graduare specialisation. They are called physiatrists. They now have these courses in many countries. Actually these people have to supervise physiotherapists.It is a pity that India does not have these specialists and so the physioterapists are acting as doctors.
pavneet

Faridabad, India

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#1996
Jul 26, 2013
 
hey this is not true because those students who studies bpt are considered to be doc. but why mci couldnt gave us the right to put dr.in front of name.why & why mbbs are considered as docs.
juke

Chennai, India

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#1997
Jul 27, 2013
 
Hey dudes we physios are a power of our own might. Keep your bludy dr tlile to yourselves. We shall serve the world with our caring hands. People will distinguish your work from ours more in the coming years understand idiot mbbs fools
A BPT student

Bhopal, India

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#2002
Jul 31, 2013
 
All of ur comments r just encouraging or discouraging us.. I dont knw after mycourse completion ill be able tou make lots of money or not,ill get so much work or not,but d only thing I knw is dat I really want to do well for mycountry nd want respect..watever I may be called as.
Pranali kamat

Ulhasnagar, India

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#2004
Aug 2, 2013
 
its very disappointing for me to read these comments......a DR is next to a GOD.....who cure patients.....i am 17 year old...this is my frst yearr for BPT......and a physiotherapist treats patients...and d person who treats has whole right to be called as a DR.....we dont deal with medicine this dosent mean that we have no value or we r not capable to be a DR........and am damn sure about this that after few years a physiotherapist would also get a DR degree....one should keep in mind that with what perfection a physiotherapist can do to treat his patients that an MBBS dr cant do.....
nimon

Kannur, India

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#2005
Aug 16, 2013
 
physuotherapists want to become doctors! MY FOOT!!!
There has to be a limit for desires even though any one is free to dream
Lucky

Ashburn, VA

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#2007
Aug 22, 2013
 
Is it true tht physiothrpy good for job aftr cmplt this bcoz im bio stdnt nd thnking to take admssion in bpt.plz tll me frnds...........
Lucky

Ashburn, VA

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#2008
Aug 22, 2013
 
Is it true tht physiothrpy good for job aftr cmplt this. bcoz im bio stdnt nd thnking to take admssion in bpt.plz tll me frnds...........
kiranmaye

Chennai, India

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#2009
Aug 27, 2013
 
All the best to all PTs
DR HIMMAT DETHA

New Delhi, India

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#2011
Sep 3, 2013
 
PHYSIO THERAPIST R DR.SO PLZ DONT CREATE WRONG COMMENT ON ..........Physio..........
priya

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#2012
Sep 5, 2013
 
i m a studnt of physiotherapy sir i agree with u physiotherapist are also a docters
akrati mishra

India

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#2015
Sep 6, 2013
 
y cant a physiotherapist use a tille dr ..
they also study about human body as d mbbs 1 do
akrati mishra

India

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#2016
Sep 6, 2013
 
its really shamefull .. we too r doing alot of efforts .. i consider physio's as dr. thts it
Raj

India

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#2017
Sep 6, 2013
 
akrati mishra wrote:
its really shamefull .. we too r doing alot of efforts .. i consider physio's as dr. thts it
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Maureen

New Delhi, India

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#2018
Sep 6, 2013
 
mohana gandhi wrote:
hi guys
if physiotherapist not allowed to call them as a doctor wont they work at all.see the world to live as a human being not as a doctor.a doctor word created by the patient not by the professional it self.if patient call a person who treated him to recover from his illness he can be doctor who ever it be ,orthopedic,neurology,physio,o rthotist,prosthetist ,nurse who ever it may be .dont fight to get a word just doctor.prove your self with the patient.
most of the physio therapist does not know what they work for .if you dont believe i can prove.physiotherapist shut your mouth and work out on your pofession first then you fight for this.
mirchi is always mirchi you cant call it as apple.
Well I am waiting for u to have a stroke or a spinal cord injury n then Il c if it so called doctor can make u stand on ur feet again ! Don't underestimate the scope of a physio ! If u don't have any knowledge about it then shut ur mouth or else il b waiting for what I said earlier

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