“…if therapy is what you need, we’ll do our best for you”
Soon after Bouvé-Boston relocated to the Tufts College campus, administrators allowed students to pursue either physical therapy or physical education as their course of study. Differentiated by curriculum, physios also developed their own customs and re-imagined traditions to fit their professional interests. At meetings of the physical therapy club, students discussed how to enrich departmental resources and recruit potential majors. Annual pinning ceremonies marked the transition from student to physical therapy aide. When preparing for camp, physios packed their braces, crutches, and wheelchairs for use in daily activities so as to prepare for work with disabled children in the future. Distinction on campus paralleled the growing independence for physical therapists within the medical field.