Interventions like hydrotherapy and manual therapy have been around for thousands of years, however, modern physical therapy is a relatively young profession. But it still has a very rich history dating back to the early 1900s.
Physical therapists were called Reconstruction Aides back then, but the mission and purpose was largely the same as it is today: improving physical function to create a positive change in the lives of the patients.
This “Throwback Thursday” section is a collection of interesting historical artifacts that tell the story of physical therapy. If you have any artifacts of value to share, please contact email@example.com.
This brochure outlines the Reconstruction Aide program – including the height, weight and age requirements for women wishing to attend!
Check out this advertisement for a physical therapist offering an annual salary of $1800. Keep in mind that in 1920, the average annual salary was $1100 and the average home price was about $8100.