DIPLOMA IN PHYSIOTHERAPY
Physiotherapy is a medical profession which utilizes scientific principles of electro-physical agents, manual techniques and therapeutic exercises to treat diseases, injuries and correct deformities. It’s one of the heath care discipline that uses the Evidence Base practice in promoting, preventing and managing wide range of illness that restricts normal function of an individual.
Physiotherapist are heath care experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients/ clients, assisting them overcome movement disorders which may have been present from birth, acquired through accidents or injury or as a result of ageing or life changing events.
TSMHS Trains Diploma in physiotherapy (Physiotherapy assistants) who are able to work under the supervision of a physiotherapist.
Minimum entry requirement
Mean grade of C at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) level or its equivalent.
MUST have attained;
1. English or Kiswahili – C Plain
2. Biology – C minus
3. Chemistry – C minus
4. Physics or Mathematics or Physical Science – C Minus
The health sector is facing dynamic transformation with devolution of health care to the counties. Consequently, there is an increase in demand for healthcare professionals including Physiotherapists.
At TSMHS, training of a physiotherapist assistant takes 9 trimesters or 3 years which will include both theory and practical.
Inclusive of 930 hours of clinical practice, the program provides a well-rounded combination of theory instruction and practical training from which the student can continually develop and apply their knowledge to skilled tasks or proper assessment procedure.
Roles and responsibilities of the diploma graduate
- Qualify, assess, plan, and provide high quality physiotherapy intervention and protocol for medical conditions across the entire span of medical specialists.
- Patient Management.
- Rehabilitation of persons with disability.
Physiotherapy is a very noble profession, highly marketable with high demands in the following settings:
- Hospitals; Intensive care unit (I.C.U), Pediatrics, Orthopedic wards, medical Wards, OPD (Outpatient department), Hospice, Gynecology, trauma center. etc.
- Rehabilitation centers; Spinal cord injury hospitals, special schools
- Military (As a military paramedic)
- Private clinics/ Hospital
- Community based rehabilitation centers
- Sports all sports activities and specialization (Team Doctor) e.g. Soccer, rugby, volleyball)
- Fitness club and spas