Something for the weekend: Graphic illustration of impairment: science fiction, Transmetropolitan and the social model of disability¼ of climate change tweets are from botsWhy do corporations speak the way they do?Look inside transparent organsDon’t blame neoliberalism for postmodern conservatismThe evidence for evidence-based therapy is not as clear as we thoughtA place of silenceJacques Rancière: The crisis of democracy“A Sovereign Remedy”: Grimault & Co’s Asthma Cigarette EmpireEverything you know about obesity is wrongSoreness is good and scales are pointless: the 10 biggest myths in fitnessMax Weber invented the crisis of the humanitiesWhen was the last time you were touched? … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #82
Earlier this week I wrote a post on the history of physiotherapy in times of pandemic for the history.physio site (link here). I've been thinking a lot about this recently and wanted to add a couple of more philosophical reflections that I hoped might be therapeutic for readers. The first thought ties in nicely with the history piece, and it is that we should remember that for almost the entire span of human history, humans have lived with the threat of illness and death, and it is only in the last half-century that some have enjoyed stable economies and secure employment, access to immediate, low-cost, advanced healthcare, good food and safe living conditions. I say 'some' because, … [Read more...] about Physiotherapy in a time of pandemic – an addendum
Something for the weekend: Does technology care?Hartmut Rosa’s A sociology of our relationship to the worldreviewedHave we lost the innovation spirit?Digital sclerosisSwim feralHow to Innovate for Equity. 10 Days. 100 Ideas.Embodiment and the ethnographic selfReframing photovoice10 breakthrough technologies for 2020Louis Althusser - inveterate ignoramusThe clever robot that feels with lightMemory and Anatomical Learning at Bologna in the Fourteenth to Early Sixteenth CenturiesLecture recordings mean fewer students. Does it matter?Nietzsche, nihilism and reasons to be cheerfulReading augmentation and disability across cultural theory, representation and product design … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #81
We’ve published just over 800 blogposts on the CPN site over the last six years. A few were just announcements, but a lot have been strong arguments for an otherwise physiotherapy covering a lot of different topics. So we thought we would bring some of the most popular, controversial, and challenging pieces together into a few themed issues. Our plan is to build up some resources on the website around the particular subject matter so that people can have ready access to topics that have been important for us over recent years. Today’s first compilation is on the subject of disability. In October 2014, I wrote the first of a series of four blog posts on the topic of connectivity. The … [Read more...] about Looking back on disability
Something for the weekend: The rise of campus robotsGoogle ordered to reveal author of Australian dentist's bad reviewModernizing Scope-of-Practice Regulations — Time to Prioritize Patients (also read down to comments)Your next colleague could be a robotA feminist genealogy of the lived body?Cooperation and critique in neuroscienceArtificial Hearts: The Allure and Ambivalence of a Controversial Medical TechnologyFoucault on the Wards: Rediscovering Reflection as a Social Pediatrician in Training100 Milestones of Physical TherapyUnderstanding the Muslim Community From a PT-Specific LensJudith Butler wants us to reshape our rageIf you want to understand how technology is changing our job … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #80
The course was your biggest priority for 2020 in last year's 30DoS campaign, so here it is.And this year is going to be particularly special.We're tying the course to the publication of the 2nd international book of critical physiotherapy thinking - Mobilising knowledge- which will be out at the end of the year.You'll get to read some of the chapters from the book in advance and hear the authors talk about some of the most innovative work currently going on in physiotherapy.We have six sessions running from May to October, each covering a different chapter from the book: 14th May 8pm (CET) - Bodily ways of knowing: How students learn about and through bodies … [Read more...] about The 2nd fully free and open Critical Physiotherapy Course is back for 2020!
Something for the weekend: Life diagrams: a methodological and analytical tool for accessing life historiesVital Bodies: Living with Illness, review(see Ch. 2 on ‘Exercise’)How bureaucracy fuels innovationHow racism became a public health crisis in PittsburghAPTA’s 100 milestones of physical therapy timelineCritical reflection in medical training and the biomedical worldviewArts on prescription in Scandinavia: a review of current practice and future possibilitiesGroup pain neuroscience education and dance in institutionalized older adults with chronic painHow propaganda became public relationsArchitecture and the modern hospitalRobots steady breast cancer surgeon's hands in first human … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #79