Remembering Professor Emerita Martha Wroe

Black and white image of Professor Emerita Martha Wroe, working with a patient.

We are deeply saddened to report that Professor Emerita Martha Wroe has passed away at the age of 102.

Ms Wroe was the first physical therapist at Shands Hospital, co-founded the UF Department of Physical Therapy, received the Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Award and the Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, and was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA, the Association’s highest honor. She joined the UF PT faculty full-time in 1970 and retired in 1987 as a Professor Emerita. She served as a member of the board of directors of the APTA, president of the Florida chapter of the APTA, and chair of the APTA Editorial Board, Reference Committee, and Nominating Committee.

She was a towering figure in the field of physical therapy. May her memory be a blessing.

Martha Catherine Wroe Obituary in the Gainesville Sun

THEY REMEMBER WAR Oral History from the Writecorner Press

HRP News, Spring, 1984