What is IAVIP?

IAVIP (Indian Association of visually impaired physiotherapists) is the only official body representing all the practicing Visually Impaired Physiotherapists in India. Established on the 1st of April 2007, IAVIP is registered with the Public Charity Commissioner and also under the Society Act.

IAVIP was formed by the 4 schools currently conducting a programme in Physiotherapy for the Visually Impaired in India. These are:
• Physiotherapy College for the Visually Impaired – Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.
o [Conducting a three and half year Diploma in Physiotherapy recognized by Ahmedabad University.
• National Association for the Blind – Department of Rehabilitation, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.
o [Conducting a 2 year Diploma in Physiotherapy approved by Maharastra State Education Board]
• Blind Peoples Association – Vastrapur, Ahmedabad.
o [Conducting a three and half year Diploma in Physiotherapy recognized by Ahmedabad University.
• National Institute for the Visually Handicapped – Dehradun.
o [Approved by NIVH]

IAVIP has 358 registered members as on date. These members have either a 3 year Diploma in Physiotherapy or a 2 year Certificate in Physiotherapy as there basic qualification.