One of the main functions of the IPHA is to be a conduit or link to the various physiotherapy history projects, writings, presentations and events going on around the world.
To that end, we’re very pleased to be able to point readers to some resources produced by Barbara Richardson and colleagues in the UK, celebrating the history of physiotherapy there.
The first is a guide to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) Retirement Association Oral History Project, a project that was undertaken by 15 retired CSP members, who amassed 95 interviews including material from as far back as the 1940s link.
The second is a file reference to all 95 interviewees, and details of their location within the British Library link. Although you have to be at the library itself to hear the full interview, online access to track summaries are available at http://sami.bl.uk.
And finally, Barbara kindly provided a copy of a poster used to promote the project at WCPT link.
We’ll provide permanent links to the project on our links page. If you have information on other history projects – large or small – and would like to notify readers of them, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post up the information for you.