The prospects and challenges of bringing physical therapy to the physically disabled population in developing countries

Sherrie Flory, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


Through a literature review, this capstone will reveal the barriers and current circumstances of physical therapy being distributed for individuals with physical disabilities in developing countries. This research also attempts to identify who the primary physically disabled populations are, if physical therapy can help them, what the consequences of not receiving any physical treatment are, what can be done to improve physical therapy interventions, and what are the prospects to making physical therapy accessible to individuals with disabilities in developing countries.