Physical Therapy And Occupational Therapy

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Physical/Occupational Therapy Abstract The history of Physical Therapy and Occupational was first developed in 1912; President Mary McMillan, an executive committee of elected officers, led the association. Physical therapy is a healthcare profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and the disabilities of people. PTs diagnose and treat individuals of all ages with injuries that limit movement and the ability to perform functional activities in their daily lives. Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with other members of the health care team on the assessment and treatment of conditions that affect an individual’s ability to perform daily tasks ranging from self-care to high-level job related activities. The…show more content…
The House of Delegates elected a Board of Directors, to manage the association. In the 1960s the association had reached almost 15,000 members and the programs across the nation had reached 52. The program was growing gradually and steady. The association is now headquartered in Alexander, Virginia. The association now represents more than 85,000 members throughout the country. The American Physical Therapy Association goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practices, education and research. There are currently 209 institutions offer physical therapy education programs and 309 institutions offer physical therapist assistant education programs in the United States. Because of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) by the Department of Labor, physical therapy practices related to prevention, work management, and job injuries to also develop. The program is very upscale in a lot of institutions and they are very competitive when you are applying for the program. Occupational therapy profession began in 1917. Eleanor Clark Slagle is known as the "mother of Occupational Therapy." She attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD in 1912. She was the first to open the first professional school of occupational therapy. Dr. William Rush Dunton Jr. is known as the "father of OT." He was a psychiatrist and educator who published the first account of the Occupational Therapy profession, who attended
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