About Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR)
Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) is an Autonomous Body under Department of Disability affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. It is located in a beautiful rural area at Olatpur at a distance of 30 Kms. from Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
It conducts three Bachelor Degree courses in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics, two Postgraduate courses in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy affiliated to Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. It also has an accreditation for DNB in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of National Board of Examination (NBE), New Delhi. It also conducts short orientation courses, Continuing Medical Education courses for rehabilitation professionals, awareness programmes for the functionaries of Govt. and Non-Govt., Persons With Disabilities and their relatives etc.
It has a hospital, wards with 100 beds, operation theatres, x-ray and pathological investigations, physio-occupational therapy services, clinical psychology, vocational counselling, speech and audiology, fabrication of rehabilitation of aids and appliances. It provides total medical rehabilitation for the persons with locomotor disabilities.
Institute continued to provide rehabilitation services (Physiotherapy and Ocupational Therapy) through its three subcentres at Cuttack, Dhenkanal and Bhubaneswar. Institute Provides technical and manpower support to composite regional centre (CRC), Guwahati, Assam (One of the five centres established by MoSJ&E, Govt. of India) to provide comprehensive rehabilitation service and human resource development in north east region. It has been established and became functional from March - 2001 under control and supervision of Director SVNIRTAR. Nine District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRCs) in Bihar, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha were successfully established by the institute have been functioning well under the District Management Team (DMT) by the chairmanship of District Collector.
Physiotherapy is a branch of modern treatment that deals with the disease and disorders by physical means such as Exercise, Mobilization, Manipulation, Traction, Electricity, Magnetism, Heat, Light, Water, Ice, Ultrasound etc. It is not merely application of physical modalities but it includes total client care i.e. evaluation, assessment, treatment, planning, application and advise. It deals with Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Cardiopulmonary, Paediatrics, Geriatrics and all surgical conditions.