Institute of Rehabilitative Sciences
Physical Therapy is a Science and Art of treatment by means if therapeutic exercise, heat, cold, light, water,manual manipulation, electricity, and other physical agents. It is an allied medical profession which develops,coordinates, and utilizes selected knowledge and skills in planning,organizing, directing, and evaluating programs for the care of individuals whose ability to function is impaired or threatened by disease or injury.Physical Therapy requires anin-depth knowledge of human growth and development, human anatomy and physiology, neuro anatomy and neurophysiology, biomechanics and abnormal psychological responses toinjury, sickness and disability, and thecultural and socio-economic influences of the individual.The goal of Physical Therapyis to help the patient reach maximum potential and to assume her/his dueplace in society while learning to live within the limits of such capabilities.The Physical Therapist works underthe supervision of the Physiatrist, the Rehabilitation Medicine specialist.The Physical Therapist functionsin these general types of positions:
- as staff in a supervisory position who provides direct services to the patient in a hospital setting;
- as teacher in a clinical and academic setting; and
- as administrator of a programin an educational institution, a clinical department, or a health agency.
Statement of Philosophy
The faculty of the SU PhysicalTherapy Program believe that:The human being is createdin the image and likeness of god— a unique yet unified whole withspiritual, biological, mental, emotional,socio-cultural and environmentalcomponents. As a member of a family,a community and the world, his dayto-day encounter with life affects thewholeness of an individual.Physical Therapy is ahumanistic science that seeks to assist the person in meeting his/herhealth needs and problems. This isachieved through independent practiceor in collaboration with health andnon-health disciplines by promotingand restoring health, preventing illnessand treating disease conditions, andby improving functional capabilitiesthat provide the best care throughrehabilitative techniques.Physical Therapist is one whohas acquired the essential knowledge,skills and desirable attitudes so thathe/she can function efficiently in anywork setting.
- BS General Science, Silliman University
- MS Rehab Science