I’m very pleased to say that a paperback version of The End of Physiotherapy will be available from late March for £36.99.
The only paper version of the book in print until now has been in hardback, which was priced by Routledge for institutions rather than for individual readers. That meant to read the book you had to borrow one from your library or download the eBook version, which doesn’t suit everyone. And yet sales of the book have been amazing, so I’m very grateful to those of you who have read it and given me such lovely feedback.
Here’s one of the opening sections to the book, and as you can see, it was always my intention that the book should be read widely;
Many physiotherapists may find this book uncomfortable reading: not because it is highbrow or pessimistic (my sincere hope is that it is quite the opposite), but because it deliberately asks questions that practitioners would prefer not to ask and it does so in a manner that may be confronting, challenging and provocative. The book may be uncomfortable reading because it challenges physiotherapists to think differently about their profession, and it runs counter to much of the perceived wisdom emanating from teachers, researchers, policy makers and practitioners about the future direction for the physiotherapy. It has been written primarily for practitioners, students, teachers, researchers and those who work to shape the profession’s future, and so the very people it is directed towards are the very people who may find it most challenging (p.4).
Most of all I think I’d like the book to be read by students and used as a tool to help the next generation of practitioners to think about where their profession came from, why it’s facing the challenges it’s now facing, and where it might be going, so that they feel better prepared to shape the profession in its 2nd century.