The history of physiotherapy and physical therapy (physio) is replete with remarkable people who have advanced and advocated for the profession.

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) is calling for nominations from the global physio community to help determine history’s greatest physios.

Clarifying What ‘Greatest’ Means

The history of physiotherapy and physical therapy (physio) is replete with remarkable people who have advanced and advocated for the profession.

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) is calling for nominations from the global physio community to help determine history’s greatest physios.

Nomination Details

Nominations open on 1 October 2019 and close on 21 October 2019 at our webpage at www.history.physio/greatest.

Nominations are open from individuals and organisations alike.  Simply enter the name of the person you believe was or is one of History’s Greatest Physios and tell us why in 300 words or less. There is no limit to how many entries you make if you believe more than one person should be considered.

The entries will be judged by a panel made up of the Executive of the IPHA and invited judges.

The winners of the History’s Greatest Physio project will be announced on 22 November 2019.

A Great Conversation Starter

If you are looking for a conversation starter in the staff room, just ask your colleagues who they think are History’s Greatest Physios.  When their convictions are strong enough encourage them to make a nomination.

On social media please help us get the digital conversation going with the hashtag #GreatestPhysios and using our project logo.