FOR 60 years, some of Curtin University’s physiotherapy graduates have been improving the lives of people with physical disabilities such as muscle and skeletal injuries.
The institute is this year marking its diamond anniversary of developing a School of Physiotherapy, which was initially based at Shenton Park where former students Max Zusman and Lance Twomey studied, but then moved to the Bentley campus 10 years ago.
Mr Zusman was one of 10 students to complete the course as a part of the third intake.
He said that since then he had seen the teaching of physiotherapy and the profession evolve.
“The growth in the academic content and standard of physiotherapy education over the past decades to the present time has been completely consistent with the expansion of first-class knowledge in the health care area,” he said.
“The profession is also consistently evolving from the original rather simplistically informed and often recipe-driven techniques we once resembled to more scientifically trained, evidence-driven and highly regarded health care professionals.”
The anniversary celebration was held at Curtin University with former and present students invited.