Physical Therapy, also known as physiotherapy is a dynamic profession concerned with evaluation and rehabilitation of patient disabled by pain, disease, or injury and their treatment by physical therapeutic measure. The objective of the program is to produce group of highly competent physiotherapists to fulfil the increasing at national and international level.

The doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – 5 years program is a Post-baccalaureate degree conferred upon successful completion of duration. The DPT Degree was created by American Physiotherapy Association (APTA). The “Vision 2020” states that “By 2020, physical therapy will be provided by physical therapists who are doctors of physiotherapy recognized by consumers & other health-care professionals as the practitioners of choice to whom consumers have direct access for the diagnosis of, intervention for, & prevention of impairments, functional limitations, & disabilities related to movement, function & health.

The Al-Razi Institute started DPT program, a five-year program, having 10 semesters. Each semester is of 6 months which includes 18-20 weeks of education, examination and semester break. The mission of Al-Razi Institute is to discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge in the various areas of the health sciences.


  1. Be primary providers of physical therapy care.
  2. Serve as responsible members in the professional community and are willing and able to assume leadership roles in the communities they serve.
  3. Identify researchable problems, advocate and participate in research, and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.
  4. Understand and place in context the social, economic and cultural issues of practice and effectively advocate for changes in policy
  5. Correlate theory with practice and think creatively about, react to, adapt or shape new practice environments.
    Participate in and provide education for communities, patients, peers, students and others.


The Institute aims to realize this mission by:

  • Training the health sector workforce of the future.
  • Conducting research that creates new knowledge in the field of health sciences and reviews improvement in existing bodies of knowledge.
  • Providing innovative, patient-oriented health care.
  • Contributing to the economic development and well being of Pakistan through integrated programs in education, research and clinical care.
  • Participation in social uplift programmes to eliminate poverty


  1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences relevant to physical therapy, both in their fundamental context and in their application to the discipline of physical therapy.
  2. Understand, correlate and apply theoretical foundations of knowledge to the practice of physical therapy, evaluate and clarify new or evolving theory relevant to physical therapy.
  3. Demonstrate the behaviors of the scholarly clinician by developing and utilizing the process of critical thinking and inquiry, particularly focused on the improvement of the practice of physical therapy and the delivery of health care.
  4. Engage in reflective practice through sound clinical decision making, critical self-assessment and commitment to lifelong learning.
  5. Demonstrate mastery of entry level professional clinical skills. Provision of these services is based on the best available evidence and includes physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, prevention activities, wellness initiatives and appropriate health care utilization.
  6. Prepared to influence the development of human health care regulations and policies that are consistent with the needs of the patient and of the society.
  7. Demonstrate leadership, management, and communication skills to effectively participate in physical therapy practice and the health care team.
  8. Incorporate and demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors to all persons.
  9. Demonstrate the professional and social skills to adapt to changing health care environments to effectively provide physical therapy care.