Background: Physicians and medical students who are physically active are more likely to counsel their patients on the benefits of physical activity than their sedentary counterparts.
Objective of the Study: To find out the leisure time physical activity habits of Physical Therapists and compare these habits with those of other Health Care Professionals in Ludhiana, Punjab. According to the results obtained it could be easier to know the physical activity of Physical Therapists and compare these habits to other health care Professionals. Those Health Care professionals who are actively doing these physical activities will be able to advice the patients to perform such activities which would lead to a healthy society.
Methods and Materials: Verbal introduction of the survey was given after that physical activity questionnaire along with the consent form was given to the physiotherapists and other health care professionals. Data was collected and analyzed and results were obtained.
Result: Physical therapists are more physically active then other health professionals.
Conclusion: This study revealed that physical therapists are more actively involved in physical activities and appear to be good role models to the patients.