A couple of days ago a prominent influence in the physical therapy world passed away. Jacquelin Perry, aged 94, passed away. Perry was world renown as an orthopaedic surgeon and physical therapist, and probably best known for her treatment of polio patients. She pioneered a spinal fusion surgery that helped polio patients regain movement. Perry was also a leading expert in the field of human movement and gait analysis.
I particularly like this quote from Dr. Perry,
"Most doctors go into medicine to save lives. I'm more interested in getting handicapped persons functioning again."
She was a visionary, a compassionate physician and therapist, and a great example for health care professionals. This article from heavy.com has some interesting facts about Dr. Perry. I encourage you all to read it. Click the photo to follow the link.