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.
One way the group might be able to raise it’s profile and let other critical physiotherapists know that we exist might be to promote a prize for the best critical research paper. The prize would acknowledge a piece of research that challenges physiotherapists to think differently about their theory and practice. It would not need to be about physiotherapy, per se, but it could have implications for our work.
There aren’t a lot of prizes for this kind of thing – primarily because it’s not something that organisations like ours tend to think of doing – so it might also be an innovative idea that captures people’s imagination. The prize need not be anything more than an acknowledgement from the group, but the ability for researchers to cite that their work has been recognised by others is often enough. So it would cost us very little but remind people of our group and promote the need for research in and around physiotherapy to be more critical.
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.