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December 9, 1950

Preventive and Corrective Physical Education

JAMA. 1950;144(15):1319. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920150093037

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This book for the physical education teacher stresses the importance of a schedule of corrective work in physical education consistent with the interests and capacities of those students unable to profit from the regular program of activities. In many schools too little is done to provide suitably graduated exercise for the handicapped child or the pupil with minor deviations from the normal. A program of therapeutic exercise to be administered under medical direction by the physical education teacher is recommended for this group. A practical plan for such a program includes (a) a broad activity program for students found by medical examination to be physiologically sound, (b) group corrective work for those with minor health problems, such as poor posture or weak feet, (c) individual corrective work on medical prescription for those with more serious disorders, and (d) supervised rest on medical advice for certain children during the physical education

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