We’ve had an amazing response to the announcement of the first ever free Critical Physiotherapy Course, so we decided to put on two dress rehearsals. These will give you the chance to participate in a test-run of how the course will work when it starts officially early next year. You’ll be able to see if the material is interesting and at the right level for you.
The meeting will run online, it is free and there is no invitation needed. Just click on this link 5 minutes before the meeting to join: https://aut.zoom.us/j/401644628
The meeting begins at 17:00 (UTC/GMT) on Wednesday 17th October. Some times in various time-zones are listed below.
|Location||Local Time||Time Zone||UTC Offset|
|Auckland (New Zealand – Auckland)||Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 6:00:00 a.m.||NZDT||UTC+13 hours|
|New York (USA – New York)||Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 1:00:00 p.m.||EDT||UTC-4 hours|
|Los Angeles (USA – California)||Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 10:00:00 a.m.||PDT||UTC-7 hours|
|Sydney (Australia – New South Wales)||Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 4:00:00 a.m.||AEDT||UTC+11 hours|
|Perth (Australia – Western Australia)||Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 1:00:00 a.m.||AWST||UTC+8 hours|
|Berlin (Germany – Berlin)||Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 7:00:00 p.m.||CEST||UTC+2 hours|
|Delhi (India – Delhi)||Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 10:30:00 p.m.||IST||UTC+5:30 hours|
|Corresponding UTC (GMT)||Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 17:00:00|
Here is an outline of the session, which will be run by Dr Tobba Sudmann:
Being moved: on foot or from horseback
Tobba Sudmann, PhD, PT, Department of Health and Function, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org, +47 9006 1469
Walking1, 2 and wanderlust3, 4 are studied by a range of different disciplines, usually departing from the assumption that walking is only available for those who can walk on their own two feet. Walking is a habitual practice; walking intrigues philosophers; walking is communication and interaction, and it occupies and creates places. Walking is a distinct feature of self-presentation,5 and an integral part of interaction with humans, animals and the more-than-human context and materiality.6 Walking is also a very complex cognitive and physical task, to the extent that walking is currently being added to the short list of vital functions: heartbeat, respiration, blood pressure, temperature and gait speed (walking).7 Last but not least, walking is important for sensuousness and recuperation, and losing the ability to walk effects health and social life in many ways.8-13
However, mounted on a horse, independent or non-independent walkers might experience being walked, whether through independent riding or by side walker holding the horse in a lead-rope. Being walked presupposes the ability to give oneself over to the horse, and to follow the horse’s lead through bodily communication and interaction. Mounted on a horse, the horse’s capacity to affect the rider and the rider’s capacity to affect the horse, can by interpreted through both the philosophical and physiological frame of reference. This will be illustrated by examples from a range of different riders who either ride as part of a treatment program or is riding for leisure. Riding facilitates movement, literally and metaphorically, where the experiences of being walked merges with the experiences of being out strolling. The interaction and movement between rider and horse disturbs habitual walking and strolling, and facilitates a reorientation towards the horse, towards the self, and towards the more-than human surroundings. The literal and metaphorical movement, initiated by being mounted on a horse, will be discussed in relevance to physiotherapy practice.
Suggested reading (read whatever you get hold off from the list below – or other texts related to walking). Start with open access J
- Coverley M. The Art of Wandering. Oldcastle Books, 2012.
- Gros F. A philosophy of walking. Verso Books, 2014.
- Solnit R. Wanderlust: A history of walking. Penguin, 2001.
- Coverley M. Psychogeography. Oldcastle Books, 2012.
- Goffman E. The presentation of self in everyday life. London: Penguin, 1959.
- Cresswell T and Merriman P. Geographies of mobilities: practices, spaces, subjects. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011, p.XII, 276 s. : ill.
- Middleton A, Fritz SL and Lusardi M. Walking speed: the functional vital sign. Journal of aging and physical activity. 2015; 23: 314-22.
- Edensor T. Walking in rhythms: place, regulation, style and the flow of experience. Visual Studies. 2010; 25: 69-79. Open Access https://www.researchgate.net/publication/43075098_Walking_in_Rhythms_Place_Regulation_Style_and_the_Flow_of_Experience
- Myers M. ‘Walk with me, talk with me’: the art of conversive wayfinding. Visual Studies. 2010; 25: 59-68.
- Ingold T. Ways of mind-walking: reading, writing, painting. Visual Studies. 2010; 25: 15-23.
- Pink S, Hubbard P, O’Neill M and Radley A. Walking across disciplines: from ethnography to arts practice. Visual Studies. 2010; 25: 1-7.
- Edensor T. Walking in the British countryside: reflexivity, embodied practices and ways to escape. Body & Society. 2000; 6: 81-106. Open Access https://www.researchgate.net/publication/240700566_Walking_in_the_British_Countryside_Reflexivity_Embodied_Practices_and_Ways_to_Escape
- Richardson, T. (2015). Walking inside out: Contemporary British psychogeography. London: Rowman & Littlefield International. Open Access
Ted talk on Creativity and walking: https://www.ted.com/talks/marily_oppezzo_want_to_be_more_creative_go_for_a_walk
Ted talk on Meetings and walking: https://www.ted.com/talks/nilofer_merchant_got_a_meeting_take_a_walk?referrer=playlist-why_not_walk_it_out
Ted talk on Physiotherapy is boring – play a game instead: https://www.ted.com/talks/cosmin_mihaiu_physical_therapy_is_boring_play_a_game_instead
How does walking as mobility (getting from A to B) relate to walking as aesthetic praxis and mind wandering?
What’s the role of rhythm in physiotherapy?
How can everyday movements, as walking, be of value for restoration and recuperation?