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Physiotherapy, 1920s

Physiotherapy, 1920s

A returned serviceman receives physiotherapy at Trentham military camp, Wellington, in the 1920s. In the 20th century many men became physically disabled as a result of war, and this aroused public sympathy and interest. State-funded treatment and rehabilitation was offered to injured soldiers after both world wars.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Care and carers - Care of people with disabilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 February 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 May 2018