40 years ago today Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
In 1969 the average price of a house was £4,640, a gallon of petrol cost 31p, home computers were not available, no one owned a mobile phone and there wasn’t a single cash machine in the whole of Britain.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy existed in 1969, and Physiotherapy was available on the National Health Service, but there was little research done on the treatments offered and the range of conditions treated were limited.
How times have changed over 40 years. Average house price is now £224,000, a litre of petrol costs a pound, and a mobile phone has more complicated technology than Apollo 11 did.
Nowadays Physiotherapists treat a huge variety of conditions from sports injuries and pain to paralysis and sleep problems. Some physios also prescribe medicines and do injections. Treatments are based on research and are delivered in many different ways and settings from the hospital and GP clinic to the phone and the internet.