Boston Children’s Department of Physical Therapy was founded in 1914, the first of its kind in the country. Physical therapy emerged as a health profession in the early 20th century to treat orthopedic diseases of the time, such as bone and joint tuberculosis and polio, as well as to treat soldiers injured or disabled in World War I. This 1920 photograph shows therapists at Boston Children’s working with patients in a gymnasium at the hospital.
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