Welcome to Kempegowda Institute Of Physiotherapy

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About the Institute

In view of the changing Health Care services worldwide and a wider acknowledgement about the importance of Physical Rehabilitation of the disabled, Physiotherapy gained importance in last 50 years in Western countries.  The ripple set waves in India as well. 

Vokkaligara Sangha felt the need to train our people in this area to complete their mission of giving total Health care to the needy and poor.

The Sangha sought permission from Government of Karnataka and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences to start Bachelor’s Degree programme in Physical Therapy, in the year 1997. 

Both statutory bodies permitted to start the course with an intake of 25 students to be trained in the Department of Physiotherapy of the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (accorded sanction).  Today the Department has grown up in facility and faculty.

Gained an independent identity, with the name, “Kempegowda Institute of Physiotherapy”, named after the ruler ‘Sri Kempegowda’, the founder of Bangalore City.  The institution has annual intake of 40 students in BPT and 10 intake of MPT.

Facilities

Kempegowda Institute Of Physiotherapy has many facilities, and all of them can be consulted here. Three libraries had been established since the inception of the Institute. For transportation, students can use mini-buses, which connect the college campus to the hospital facility nearby.

For accommodation, hostels are available for boys and girls (separately). However, if you live in a hostel you are considered an inmate, as the new site says “Inmates should strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of hostel”.

Three canteens are operational on the campus, which has also access to some banking facilities and a gym.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physical therapy (or Physiotherapy) is an evaluation or treatment that helps prevent injury or recovery from an accident, illness, or other condition.

The goal of physical therapy is to relieve your pain, improve mobility (walking, climbing stairs, getting off or going to bed) and recovering physical function.

It can also slow down or prevent a disease from getting worse. A therapist provides treatments by mechanical or physical means, such as exercise, heat, or low power, and will also provide you with education, instruction, and support for recovery.

Depending on your condition or its severity, you need to train for flexibility, strength, endurance and balance.

Specific Areas where Physiotherapy Is Used

Research suggests that in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, complications of ejaculation and chronic pelvic pain, pelvic floor muscle training is effective.

The muscles that are responsible for erection are the muscles bulbospongiosus and ischiocavernosus. Efficient procedures have been shown to improve voluntary ischiocavernosus muscle contraction and relaxation strategies in cases of high pelvic floor muscle tone (spasms or increased tone can inhibit sufficient blood flow required for erection).

If the physiotherapist has received sufficient and advanced training, soft tissue mobilisation, myofascial release and manipulation are also helpful. Using a penis extender to temporarily exercise the penis has also proven to relieve some of the stress of erectile disfunction. Focus can be put on separation and stimulation of individual muscles of the trunk and pelvic floor.

Home fitness plans (HEP) should provide workouts in various positions and intensities to improve the pelvic floor.

Following a 4-12 month regimen involving pelvic floor workout, biofeedback, and electrical stimulation, findings found that 47 percent of men with ED healed fully.