I am is a physiotherapist specialized in musculoskeletal disorders and I work at the Department of Physiotherapy, Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud (HESAV) in Switzerland and in private practice. In 2010, I did a specialization in Manual Therapy and finished an MSc in Physiotherapy at Brighton University in 2015. I am currently doing a PhD on the association between spinal motor behaviour and psychological factors in CLBP patients. I am also doing research examining beliefs about back pain in Switzerland. As an educator, I am particularly interested in helping students to be better critical thinkers, and I love challenge their beliefs about physiotherapy. Particularly, I try to shift their focus from purely biomechanical perspectives to more holistic perspective on care. I am also interested in clinical reasoning and the internalization process of pre and post graduate PT students. I love being challenged with new ideas.
Reasons for interest in Critical Physiotherapy Network: Having a critical reflection on the way physiotherapy is practiced, taught and researched is essential for the profession. This network constantly offers new ideas, new thoughts on the profession, and it is a great place to start discussions and reflection.
Relevant critical publications:
Ellis, B & Christe, G. (2017). Internationalising the physiotherapy curriculum through a transnational collaborative digital learning project, Volume 103, Supplement 1, Pages e2–e3
Current position: Lecturer at HESAV, department of physiotherapy, Lausanne, Switzerland. PhD student at University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Physiotherapist in a private practice, Lausanne, Switzerland.
My blog or website – http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Guillaume_Christe