UPDATE: The Winners will be announced early, on 14 November 2019.
In this 125th anniversary year of the commencement of the Society of Trained Masseuses in the United Kingdom, arguably the beginning of the profession, the International Physiotherapy History Association (IPHA) called for nominations from the global physiotherapy and physical therapy (physio) community to help determine History’s Greatest Physios.
Nominations opened on 1st October 2019 and closed on 21 October 2019. During this period 355 nominations were received for 48 great physios of the profession.
As the recipient of the greatest number of nominations received, the winner of the People’s Choice Award was Robin McKenzie.
A shortlist of 25 nominees was determined by a subcommittee of the IPHA Executive Committee. We are pleased to announce that they are:
|Berta Bobath||Mary Bromiley|
|Brian Mulligan||Mary McMillan|
|Enid Graham||Moira Van Oord|
|Freddie Kaltenborn||Olive Guthrie Smith|
|Frederick Teepoo Hall||Pehr Henrik Ling|
|Geoffrey Maitland||Prue Galley|
|Gregory Grieve||Robin McKenzie|
|Gubila Mji||Rosalind Paget|
|Gunn Helene Engelsrud||Ruth Fortune|
|Jane Pyman||Signe Brunnstrom|
|Jules Rothstein||Stanley Paris|
|Louis Gifford||Valerie Taylor|
The final winners of the History’s Greatest Physio project will be judged by a panel made up of the Executive Committee of the IPHA and invited persons. The final winners will be announced on this page on 22 November 2019.
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We would like to thank our project partners who are helping us raise awareness of the history of our profession: