Master of Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics

The Two-Year Master's Programme in orthopaedic/musculoskeletal physiotherapy helps the student gain knowledge about different musculoskeletal conditions such as knee osteoarthritis, lower back pain, and neck pain among others. It also deals with the treatment of sprains, strains, post-fracture, post-surgery and repetitive injuries. Orthopaedic physical therapy involves the care of the entire musculoskeletal system which includes:

  1. bones
  2. muscles
  3. ligaments and tendons
  4. joints
  5. connective tissue

A Physiotherapist who specializes in orthopaedics can evaluate, assess and diagnose the condition to frame the treatment protocol and manage the patient independently. This includes: determining the appropriate movement diagnosis, creating a treatment plan, administering therapeutic care, and educating the patient and family members about how to manage the current injury or condition while preventing further injury. Orthopaedic physical therapy is provided in outpatient clinics, outpatient and inpatient departments of various hospitals, primary health care centres, sports facilities, and health care facilities.


Orthopaedic physical therapy can be life-changing. After pursuing a master's programme, a skilled physical therapist, with the help of evidence-based treatment after surgery, can get a patient back to their daily activities after surgery, an injury, accident, or illness. An orthopaedic PT works to integrate all bodily systems — especially neurological and cardiovascular systems — with the musculoskeletal system to treat the injury or the condition appropriately.

During the course, students will be taught clinical reasoning, treatment, assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions which can be integrated into Clinical Practice. Various opportunities are available in Academics and research as well.


Proposed Strategies include Patient Mobilization based on a Progressive sequence of activities, Functional Positioning and re-education; Passive, Active assisted and Active Mobilization; Manual therapy techniques like Mckenzie, Cryriax, MET. The course will also include practical demonstrations on various patients for orthopaedic assessment and designing efficient treatment protocols for improving their quality of life. Students are well trained during this two-year programme in adjunctive treatment techniques like kinesiotaping methods, dry needling techniques, cupping therapies and many more.

During this two-year course, emphasis is placed on advanced electrotherapy, exercise therapy and manual therapy techniques with the help of research and live practical demonstrations along with exposure to different patients. This all helps students advance their learning abilities and work efficiently in their professional lives.


Nestled in the heart of Ghaziabad, Santosh Medical College & Hospitals provides 360° multi-speciality care services under one roof. With 25 years of glorious experience, it brings affordable healthcare services in all verticals within reach of the broader population. Its 24*7 patient care facilitated with high-end technology and 800 beds, makes robust performance inpatient care a priority of Santosh Hospitals.

Patient satisfaction is given paramount importance at Santosh Hospitals. Cost-Effective treatment facilities and clinical brilliance that align with global standards have been at the centre of the care continuum at Santosh Hospitals since its inception. With an exemplary track record, a bustling team is always on-board.

Santosh Hospital is fully equipped with all basic and advanced equipment. We have well-equipped operation theatres and ICUs as well. The teachers and mentors are very cooperative and the environment is highly professional and positive. At Santosh the teachers work on the holistic development of the students for overall growth.

On-going recent scientific research constitutes a major and important part of the institute's activities. The college is well equipped with a state-of-the-art research centre which keeps the patients and the extended medical community abreast of the latest developments.