Event this week Anna Rajala from the University of Brighton presents the second in our monthly Critical Physiotherapy Course events next week. Here are the details. Title: What’s “critical” about critical physiotherapy? Max Horkheimer and the idea of critical theory. Date and time: Mar 21, 20:00 GMT Location Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset Berlin (Germany - Berlin) Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 9:00:00 p.m. CET UTC+1 hour Toronto (Canada - Ontario) Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 4:00:00 p.m. EDT UTC-4 hours Athens (Greece) Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 10:00:00 p.m. EET UTC+2 hours Perth (Australia - Western Australia) Friday, 22 March 2019 at … [Read more...] about 2nd Critical Physiotherapy Course – What’s ‘critical’ about critical physiotherapy
Something for the weekend: Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health & Impairment conference Military‐style fitness boot camps: contested resources in accounting for fatness Sawbones: Stroke Aquatic Exercise Offers Similar Results With Less Pain for Patients With Chronic LBP Warwick Continental Philosophy Conference Household collectives: resituating health promotion and physical activity The surveillance economy The Human Is Dead – Long Live the Algorithm! Feet and Fertility in the Healing Temples Social Networks and Subjective Wellbeing in Australia Walking through Social Research Diagnosis: Truths and Tales Centre for Critical … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #27
A lot is said about physiotherapy being biomedical and following 'the biomedical model', but what exactly is this, how and why does it underpin physiotherapy? Over the next few blog posts, I'll try to explain the idea of the biomedical model in a bit more detail and show why and how it has influenced physiotherapy. I'm going to tackle 7 key aspects of the model. There are more, of course, but these are considered by most people to be the main ones. Specific aetiology Germ theory Cartesian dualism Objectivity and experimentation Reductionism Normalisation Body-as-machine Understanding something about these will give you a stronger sense of why they're so … [Read more...] about What is the biomedical model #1?