Thursday May 24th 2012

Thought for the Day

“He who angers you conquers you.”

~ Elizabeth Kenny
(1880-1952)



*Elizabeth Kenny

File:Elizabeth Kenny NYWTS.jpg From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBorn 20 September 1880 Warialda, New South Wales, Australia
Died 30 November 1952 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

An unaccredited Australian nurse who promoted a controversial new approach to the treatment of poliomyelitis in the era before mass vaccination eradicated the disease in most countries. Her findings ran counter to conventional medical wisdom; they demonstrated the need to exercise muscles affected by polio instead of immobilizing them. Kenny’s principles of muscle rehabilitation became the foundation of physical therapy, or physiotherapy.

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