Massage and the Original Swedish Movements: Their Application to Various Diseases of the Body

Creator

Date

1902

Identifier

Historical Collection, Medical Library WB 537 O85 1902

Publisher

Philadelphia: P. Blakiston’s Son & Co.

Abstract

The exercises illustrated here are examples of Swedish movements (remedial exercises). Swedish movements were first devised by Pehr Henrik Ling (1776-1839), who worked at the Royal Gymnastic Central Institute in Stockholm. Ling is considered to be the founder of therapeutic or remedial exercise which forms the basis of physiotherapy today. Exercises to alleviate lateral curvature of the spine and explicit manipulation procedures are also featured throughout this book.

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Citation

Kurre W. Ostrom, “Massage and the Original Swedish Movements: Their Application to Various Diseases of the Body,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 24, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7952.