The importance of the new technologies in the International Physiotherapy Degree

Nowadays, the relevance and the leading role of the new technologies are omnipresent in all the spheres of society. In this line, the technological peak that the physiotherapy field has reached must be highlighted. For this reason, the International Physiotherapy Degree in Escola de Noves Tecnologies Interactives (ENTI-UB) and Escola de la Salut i l’Esport (EUSES-UdG) draws attention to the technological integration through the courses included in this degree.

Due to the union between ENTI-UB and EUSES-UdG, as an International Physiotherapy Degree student you will gain the experience that a pioneer university course in new technologies can grant you. That is to say, you will learn how to develop evaluation tools, you will put new technological advances into practice, you will have the opportunity to work on the creation of new technological applications—mobile apps, computer software or three-dimensional modelling—, and you will test new videogame applications and games-simulators in the healthcare field—or the so-called “Serious Games”.

Moreover, this degree has established a synergy between different sectors related to the new technologies in a way that does not only include purely medical technology. Actually, resources are shared with disciplines that are not related to physiotherapy—such as architecture. An example are the three-dimensional reconstruction studies, using laser technology, which serves as an aid to the physiotherapist in the treatment of spine deformities such as scoliosis. The field of the virtual games has also been really useful, applied to the physiotherapy field. An example is the use of the Wii Fit Platform, which has changed the perception of the work on the injuries in the ankle and knee joints, providing more comfortable treatment for the patients and, at the same time, increasing adherence, assiduity and ensuring better results.

Therefore, if you decide to study this Degree, you will become an expert of an international nature with wide knowledge of the new technologies. You will become a new professional, who will add quality to the care service while becoming a creator of new resources.

All in all, if you would like to master new technologies applied to physiotherapy, your best choice is studying the interuniversity Degree in International Physiotherapy ENTI-UB and EUSES-UdG.