No physical therapeutist should be considered adequately trained who does not have a working knowledge of the mechanical anatomy, physiology and psychology of the patient who presents a postural defect. Particularly is this knowledge essential to one who works with the orthopedist, pediatrician or gynecologist, for from these three specialists come most of the postural cases. Each year, however, sees a larger number being referred by the industrial surgeon, the obstetrician, the genito-urinary surgeon and the internist.
This being granted, and given a patient who is referred for postural training, how shall the physical therapeutist recognize the patient's need? How shall he attack the problem? To answer these two questions is my purpose in this communication rather than to give in detail the plan of campaign, which has been excellently presented by others. In the following summary is presented a method of attack:
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