Every day during September we will post up an idea for you to vote on. The most popular ideas will become the things that the inaugural Organizing Committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network focuses on in 2015. So please make sure you cast your vote at the bottom of each post.
If we truly believe that physiotherapy should have more to say about the world than just thinking about the body of the person in front of us, then surely that responsibility at least extends to the politics of the health care and educational systems that we operate in. But then why not also extend this out to broader issues that others seem happy to engage in, but we have always shied away from.
Don’t we have something to say about child poverty that so dramatically affects the health and well-being of the populations we serve? Shouldn’t we provide some commentary on disability rights, gender inequality and racial discrimination? Is there no place for our highly trained, well educated voice in discussions about educational and health policy, social welfare and immigration? If physiotherapists believe in the idea of ‘Movement for Life’ (as recently adopted by WCPT), do we not have a duty to advocate for movement in all its forms – cultural, philosophical and social?
If you think that the Critical Physiotherapy Network should actively engage in current affairs, exercise your democratic right and vote below.
Post update: please note that voting closed on 7 October 2014 (results are available here), but please feel free to post your comments in the space below.