During my visit to Italy this month, my friends and I were in search of a museum in Bologna. The museum closed early that day (in Italian time, what’s closing an hour early?), but we found something even better! The Associazione Italiana Fisioterapisti was hosting a seminar on the 50-year history of their national physical therapy association in conjunction with the World Confederation for Physical Therapy World Physical Therapy Day September 8.
As my friends rolled their eyes while thinking I was never going to leave the exhibit, I took photographs of the past and present Italian physical therapist displays. The best ones are the spinal manipulation photos. I now have evidence that the rest of the world is leaving us in Washington state behind in standards of care.
At dinner that night I shared this discovery with the rest of our group. I am now sharing it with my fellow PTWA members. Salute!
Dr. Elaine Armantrout, PT, DSc, ECS
PTWA Legislative Committee Chair
Check out Elaine’s photos on the PTWA Flickr page.