Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT) Started by Kathmandu University in Dhulikhel, few years back, now expanded to other few colleges. Still at the stage of Infancy in Nepal. More than 90% of the current physiotherapist are the product of India. Scope is increasing as the field is relatively new. As number of seats are limited, getting selected in scholarship is difficult. Under self-pay, tuition fee for 4 years is 8 lacs. Scholarship 32, donation 138.
Physiotherapy means a method of treatment using neuromuscular exercise. Its a mainstay of treatment in stroke or brain hemorrhage patients, muscular dystrophy, skeletal deformity, respiratory disorders etc. It usually takes a long time to gain full functional strength. One of the specializations is sports related medicine. Scope of physiotherapy is getting expanded to more and more field in the last few years. Most hospital with orthopedic or neurology department have a separate physiotherapy unit to help admitted patients.
In Nepal, more than 75% are involved in private practice as government hospitals lack the facility. Home visit to needy patient in a regular basis is a common practice these days Average monthly income ranges from Rs 50,000- 1,00,000. It can multiply many folds if you open own center hiring other physiotherapists also.