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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Bangalore, India

#2019 Sep 6, 2013
There is nothing to happen to debate here and wasting most valuable time here. Apart from this I request to all the physios in india FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT , SUPPORT YOUR SENIORS WHO FOUGHT FOR AND MAKE GOVERNMENT TO BE PASSED THE BILL ON INDEPENDENT COUNCIL ASAP. physio needs be united any how to force the government to do so. THINK MY FRNDS... THINK.

Delhi, India

#2020 Sep 10, 2013
hey frnds not feeling good to see u people . fighting like kids....b mature . and grown up now..dnt mimik . why u want to. become someone else jst hv ur own identity.....dear physios why u want to . becom doctors.....u r respectable at ur own deesignation . sounds so good........i am a nurse and proud to b called as sisters..... .

Bisrakh, India

#2021 Sep 12, 2013
Its a big debat that who can perfux doc or not. Friend the BPT is a 4.6 year degree course as like other medical course..paramedical course considerd 3 years...its study subject are almost same as MBBS except electo n exercise therapy. Following are...
Anatomy, physiology, biochem, pathology, general surgery, gen medicine, ortho/neuro, microbio, pharma, psycology, biomechanics etc..
for your knowadge that in uk and us physio degree known as doc of physiotherapy and thay can priscribe medicine in some condition relate their treatments...
Thats the brief knowladge about BPT. Now who can perfix doc or not..according to govt and any university rule the only phd can perfix doc. MBBS gets their degree whitout perfix Doc on it. MCI allow them so they perfix..any university never perfix doc while giving any graduate degree..

Bisrakh, India

#2022 Sep 12, 2013
Any MBBS, BAMS, BDS, BUMS, BNYS degree holders are here who got his degree with perfix Docter on it while university gave..
Only Phd can perfix... No one graduate perfix doc.

Mumbai, India

#2023 Sep 20, 2013
I was just searching for orthopedics and i jumped on to this forum out of curiosity of what physiotherapist is? None of my friends ever aspired to be a physiotherapist. I have never seen a clinic with bpt degree. But I do know and respect MBBS a lot. Infact I wanted to be the one. I got low scores in medical cet though good enough to get BAMS. But for me physiotherapy was never an option. After reading comments of physiotherapists they remind me of fox who says 'I don't like sour grapes.' What I think as a neutral is none of you guys would opt physiotherapy over MBBS but for your poor performance in entrance. Face the truth. I didn't got what I wanted but still earn 60k salary. But I will always respect a TRUE Doctor- the one who diagnose and cure disease and god like figure for commoners. You guys teach exercises which I don't think is doctor's stuff.It's called paramedics.

Chennai, India

#2024 Sep 22, 2013
Why are physios not allowed to put dr? In fact we study all the more than sillabus of mbbs. Really our knowledge of orthopedics and neurlogy is very much higher. We can manage almost all the non operative orthopedics cases fully with modalities and otherwise. Even many of the cases going for surgery can be avoided with physiotherapy. The sad fact is that we are not permitted to prescribe drugs legally. Why? We infact study full pharmacology same as mbbs. We know drug management also. Is it not matter of jealousy, guys? You people are afraid of losing your illegal cuts from drug mafias is it not?

Ashburn, VA

#2026 Sep 23, 2013
physiotherapist are docters or not

Ashburn, VA

#2027 Sep 23, 2013
Physiotherapist are doctor

Since: Sep 13

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#2028 Sep 23, 2013
I respect Physiotherapists.. I had an accident and i broke my elbow.. after my plaster was removed I was not able to move my arm.. It took 3 months of Physiotherapy. Doctor did lot of work on my elbow.. So Physios have major role in recovery of your joints... I agree with Arohi..

Thrissur, India

#2029 Sep 23, 2013
If a nursing assistant daily does your wound dressing and ur wound gets healthy does that fellow becum a doctor?
Physios are likewise, just tecnicians who do their allotted job of massag, give heat and electric waves .Physios are cannot be doctors.
At the most they can call themselves electrcians and massager combined to skilled technician.


#2030 Sep 25, 2013
What all Bull shits are going on here!!!!!!!
I am also a Physiotherapist. There is no scope of this kind of issue in "MODERN HOLISTIC PATIENT CARE". This kind of confusions and issues are just because we don't know our roles and limitations. A physiotherapist can't replace an MBBS fellow and no Allopathy doctor can replace a PHYSIOTHERAPIST. My dear physio guys, a DR. prefix will not make any difference to our life. Think well, work hard, our patients will consider as Doctors.
Regards to all......

Kannur, India

#2031 Sep 26, 2013
Electric Massager?
vodka wrote:
If a nursing assistant daily does your wound dressing and ur wound gets healthy does that fellow becum a doctor?
Physios are likewise, just tecnicians who do their allotted job of massag, give heat and electric waves .Physios are cannot be doctors.
At the most they can call themselves electrcians and massager combined to skilled technician.

Kannur, India

#2033 Sep 28, 2013
balle balle
Pritam Singh wrote:
Physio Bhayion,
Kyun logon ko ulloo banana chahte ho?
Arrey tum log kaise Dr. ban sakte?
Sharam aani chahiye....
kya aap log injection kar sakte hai?
Aap log Glucose drip de sakte hai?
Aap to masseur hai masseur

Erode, India

#2034 Oct 11, 2013
Physiotherapist can be dr. if get phd?

Chennai, India

#2036 Oct 16, 2013
Sarvan, you are right
Saravan wrote:
Yes, of course physiotherapists are not doctors but one of the paramedics work with doctors. This kind of warning from medical bodies required in countries like india where one can purchase whatever they want including affix of "Dr", this is what physiotherapists have done, they have purchased indian politicians for lobby and law makers are breaking the same laws which they have made in parliment. Only god has to save this country.
Dr Vineeth

Dubai, UAE

#2039 Oct 18, 2013
Dear Ananya,
First of all being a doctor your language tells everything. secondly you need to respect others field of service. Physiotherapist are the persons who support us in our case, and the stuff they can do cant be done by us sometimes. And they too have DPT which clearly allows them to have the [Dr] title. so next time learn things that you are not aware of.
Dr Vineeth

Dubai, UAE

#2040 Oct 18, 2013
And to you MR. Commonman. you respect doctor because they can cure your disease. when u get spinal chord injury or any disabled joints, i hope you go to a massage center to get it fixed or to a doctor to have more surgeries or pills. i dont think u fit the medical profile when u cant understand that PT are also very important on what they do. Learn kiddo.
Suresh prathipati

Ashburn, VA

#2042 Nov 5, 2013
Ap lo cm unad kadhani up lo una cm.........,cm kakunda pothada......,evadki undedhi vadiki untai.,dudesssss

Ashburn, VA

#2043 Nov 17, 2013
MCI ma jaine kro cmpln physiotherapy no alag syllabus bnave.
Dr. na lgava devu hoy to jakh marva 92%syllabus mbbs no mukyo chhe ane physiotherapy no bijo alagthi.
All over course ma only forensic medicine ni book nthi aavti

Agartala, India

#2044 Nov 17, 2013
The MCI have no any power to regulate the physiotherapy profession....

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