Collection KCPR - PHYSIOTHERAPY: King's College London departmental records

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PHYSIOTHERAPY: King's College London departmental records


  • 1978-1990 (Creation)

Level of description



38 boxes

Scope and content

The records of physiotherapy research at King's College consist of correspondence, minutes and research survey material, 1978-1990. These notably include correspondence with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy regarding grants, conferences and comparisons between the international provision of physiotherapy services, 1985; relating to the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation, hosted by the King's College Centre for Physiotherapy Research, and also comprising invitations, abstracts of conference papers and copies of the booklet entitled The first decade, 1978-1988 (London, 1988), 1988; correspondence concerning the content of the journal, Physiotherapy practice and its publisher, Churchill Livingstone, 1985-1988; minutes of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Electrotherapy sub-committee, 1988-1989; completed survey material relating to the National Survey of Equipment in Physiotherapy Departments, set up by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and co-ordinated by the Centre for Physiotherapy Research, with correspondence, tables of statistical data and questionnaires completed by health authorities and equipment manufacturers, 1986-1988; completed questionnaires for the related survey of electrotherapy equipment among private practitioners, 1986; completed patient questionnaires concerning mobility and disability for the Care of Elderly project; completed survey questionnaires and statistics for the project entitled 'The Role of Physiotherapy in the Care of Adults with Learning Difficulties (Mental Handicap)'; bibliographies of physiotherapy publications, 1982-1986.

System of arrangement

The greater part of the collection is arranged in sections accorded to individual projects and events.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Physiotherapy provision was available at King's College Hospital and later academic instruction was devolved to the Centre for Physiotherapy Research under the Department of Physiology. A Department of Physiotherapy was formed in 1989, part of the Biomedical Sciences Division of the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences, and a Division of Physiotherapy created in 1998, part of the School of Biomedical Sciences, itself the product of the merger of the Biomedical Sciences Division at King's and the Basic Medical Sciences Division at UMDS (United Medical and Dental Schools). In 2014 the department became part of the the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.

Custodial history

King's College London Division of Physiotherapy.

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 20 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes.

Files containing personal data are closed for 80 years and sensitive personal data for 100 years from the date of the most recent document in the file.

Where open, access is subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

Please note: We require 7 days notice to retrieve this collection as part, or all of it, is held off-campus. Read more ›

Related materials

King's College Archives: King's College Hospital Council Special Purpose Committee minutes, minutes of the Physiotherapy Committee, 1941-1948 (Ref: KCLCA KH/CT).

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Sources: King's College London prospectuses. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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