The Career Of A Physical Therapy Essay

1788 Words May 20th, 2016 null Page
(John F. Kennedy) once said,“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” When she was in 6th grade her aunt had worked at Schultz Chiropractic Center. She would always watch how she treats her patients and she was so amazed by the great massage that she was giving to her patients. The career of a physical therapist is a laborious and a big responsibility because the new patients and fixing their strength back. The research will describe the career of a physical therapy, what is required to become successful and the impact this career has on society.
During World War I, the first physical therapist program had begun. (Trisha Hawkins) have given facts about the history of physical therapist. There weren’t sufficient doctors for the incapacitate soldiers during the starts of the twentieth century. In 1921, the American Women’s Physical Therapeutic Association was the first professional formed for physical therapists. Mary McMillan was an executive committee that was trained for physical therapist. In 1930s, the Association has changed to the American Physiotherapy Association, because men were now part of this organization. In the 1940s, the American Physical Therapy Association was the new name which can now hire full- time people and the first office was in New York City. In the 1960s, there membership went to 15,000 and education programs increase to 52. The APTA has 75,000…

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