U.S.News and World Report
· No.16 the best health care job
· No.20 top 100 decent jobsAccording to U.S.News, the average wage of a physiatrist in 2017 was $86,850. The top 25% of the list earned $101,790, while the lowest 25% earned $71,670.The Bureau of Labour Statistics estimates that the employment rate of physiatrists will grow 28% between 2016 and 2026. And it’s expected that 67,1000 jobs will be open.
According to the data from Medical Professions Webs, with the recognition and understanding of physical therapy services, 35.2% of adult residents in Chinese urban have demand for these services. According to the most conservative estimation, there is a rehabilitation therapy market with 800 billion yuan in China. From the development trend of rehabilitation therapy market, the demand for rehabilitation therapy will grow exponentially.
While with the expansion of the market, professional physiotherapists are in scarcity. Now, there are less than 20,000 rehabilitation professionals in China and there are only 5000 people engaged in rehabilitation therapy among them. In fact, only 700 rehabilitation professionals get training in China each year. The overall relation for this market is that supply exceeds demand and more professionals are needed.Physiotherapy, also known as Physical Therapy or PT, is a rapidly developing profession. It’s a discipline studying the application of physical factors on human body to health improvement, health care and the prevention and treatment of diseases. It also aims to restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments.
Physiatrists provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s athletic and functional abilities. They can treat patients at any stage when their athletic and functional abilities are threatened by age, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions and other environmental factors. Physical therapy mainly uses electronic instruments and physical equipment, sometimes supplemented by human treatment, to restore human body’s various functional abilities.
1.Basic theories of physiotherapy
2.Monograph physiotherapy of various physical factors, such as electroherapy, phototherapy, ultrasound therapy, magnetic therapy, and hydrotherapyClinical specialist physiotherapy:
internal medicine physiotherapy,
obstetrics and gynecology physiotherapy,
sports trauma physiotherapy,
war injury physiotherapy, etc.
Musculoskeletal system diseases
Cervical spondylosis, lower back pain, disc herniation, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, “De Quervain’s disease”, numbness or paresthesia of upper and lower limbs, sports injuries, joint stiffness or functional limitations after fracture, cervicogenic headache , torticollis, sphincter relaxation urinary incontinence, dysfunction after hip or knee replacement, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, etc.
Nervous system diseases
Spinal cord injury, brain trauma, cerebral embolism or cerebral hemorrhage (stroke) after motor dysfunction, cerebral palsy motor dysfunction, motor retardation in children, sensory and dyskinesia after nerve injury, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, etc.
Cardiopulmonary system diseases
Coronary heart disease, hypertension, chronic obstructive pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, chronic pneumonia, asthma, lung cancer, etc.
Other special diseases
Pelvic inflammatory disease, postoperative breast cancer, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, etc.
Physiatrists’ ResponsibilitiesWorld Confederation for Physical Therapy stresses that, qualified and professional physiatrists must meet the following requirements：
Undertake the comprehensive assessment for the patient or customer to meet their assessment needs,
- Make a clinical physical diagnosis based on the patient’s specific conditions and evaluation,
- Formulate a diagnosis result, prognosis and plan,
Offer relevant professional consultation and refer patients to other medical professionals when needed,
- Accomplish the physiotherapist’s intervention or treatment plan,
Ascertain the result of intervention and treatment,
- Suggestions for patient self-management.
Hungarian Medical School Physiotherapy Information
Length of studies: 8 semesters(4 years), 240 credits
Deadline of Application: August 20,2019
Major Curricular Components:
Functional Analysis of the Musculoskeletal System,
Radiology and Imaging Diagnostics,
Basics of Medical Technology and Biophysics,
Electro-, Balneo-, Hydro-,
Applied Training Methodology,
Physiotherapy in Internal Medicine,
Physiotherapy in Orthopedics,
Physiotherapy in Traumatology,
Physiotherapy in Rheumatology,
Physiotherapy in Neurology and Psychiatry,
Physiotherapy in Specific Age-groups,
Physiotherapy in Special Life Situations,
Physiotherapy M.Sc. (English)
Length of studies: 3 semesters (1.5 years), 90 credits
Deadline of Application: September 1st, 2019
Major curricular components:
Significance of Diagnostic Imaging in Physiotherapy Practice,
Clinical Science of Musculoskeletal Disorders,
Clinical Science in Neurological Disorders,
Clinical Science of Cardiorespiratory Diseases,
Clinical Exercise Physiology,
Assistive Devices in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation,
Differential Diagnosis in Physiotherapy Practice,
Scientific Background and Evidence-based Practice of Active Therapeutic Exercise,
Evidence-based Manual Therapy in Physiotherapy Practice,
Evidence-based Neurological Physiotherapy in Physiotherapy Practice.Major curricular components:
Basics of natural sciences(physics, chemistry, biology),
Anatomy and physiology,
Functional motion analysis,
Basics of microbiology and immunology,
Basics of physiotherapy,
Complex physiotherapy practice,
Physiotherapy clinical practice.