Patients gave students a leg up

IT WAS a case of 'kneesy' does it as these students got to grips with patients at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1938.

Loading Comments
Share
Print

Although we may think of massage as a relatively modern medical discipline, the hospital was ahead of the curve, launching a dedicated School of Massage (for men only, we hasten to add), as early as 1931.

Housed in the hospital's former Blind Asylum, it was the only school of its kind in Scotland, and specialised in treating sports and gymnastic injuries with the fearsome sounding 'medical electricity'.

The course, which lasted just 18 months, was open to those who had passed their school leaving certificate.

Today, the practitioners would be called medical physiotherapists and would posses a degree level qualification.

Health

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

158200

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

What have you done to your face Renee Zellweger

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.

Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

The sight of wee dolphins choking to death on discarded supermarket bags helped me and I now use reusable shoppers

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.