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Physical Therapy: A Brief History

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines physical therapy (PT) as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive … Continue reading

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) began in 1945 as a yearly observance called “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week” when Congress enacted a law that declared that the first week in October would mark this observance.  In 1962, … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Autism

In 1943, Leo Kanner of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Psychiatric Clinic published his landmark paper dealing with autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In his research, he observed 11 children who, to Kanner, appeared to have four common traits: a … Continue reading

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