Monthly Archives: December 2013

History of Physical Therapy

History of physical therapy (nineteenth century) For centuries, the field of physical therapy saw relatively little advancement. It wasn’t until the nineteenth century that a cohesive group of physical therapy practitioners was formed. Per Henrik Ling, “Father of Swedish Gymnastics,” who founded the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics (RCIG) in 1813 for massage, manipulation, and exercise. The […]