September celebrates National Rehabilitation Awareness Week from October 15th to the 21st! Rehabilitation therapy is essential for helping out our residents by accomplishing goals while overcoming obstacles. We, at Legacy Health Services, are using National Rehabilitation Awareness Week to thank our rehabilitation team for the impact they have on our residents!
To celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, HomeCEU has some facts listed below:
- Many of today’s physical therapy techniques date back thousands of years. The first use of massage and hydrotherapy goes as far back as 460 BC.
- Physical therapy began as a female-only profession. The initial physical therapy professional organization was called the American Women’s Physical Therapy Association and had 274 members.
- In 1922, the American Women’s Physical Therapy Association changed its name to the American Physiotherapy Association. Then in the 1940s, the organization changed its name once again to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), whose members today include over 95,000 therapists in the U.S. alone.
Happy National Rehabilitation Awareness Week!
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week: Fun Facts about Therapy – HomeCEUConnection. (2019). Retrieved September 16th, 2019, from https://www.homeceuconnection.com/blog/national-rehabilitation-awareness-week-fun-facts-therapy/.