This blog post was submitted to the CPN from long time member Shaun Cleaver and colleague Anne Hudon. It raises the issue of the language diversity. This is certainly an issue we have not thoroughly addressed within the CPN: our executive meetings, and all of our international gatherings to date, have been/are conducted entirely in English (including the CPN Salon in South Africa and our un-conference in Wales), and although our website has some translated content (and a widget to translate most other content into a few languages) most remains in English. The Costs of Translation Dans ma vie quotidienne – familiale, sociale, et professionnelle – je communique entièrement en … [Read more...] about The Costs of Translation
We're excited to announce the release of our new book Manipulating practices: A critical physiotherapy reader. It's now hot off the e-press and you can download entirely free from our publisher Cappelen Damm. This 16 chapter book includes themes that range from ethics, education and evidence-based practice, to communication, philosophy and research methods. Perhaps most excitingly, the book has been produced as an open source text (with the generous support of the University of Oslo). This is why the book is free for anyone to download and use. Please share and circulate with your colleagues and networks. This has been a collective effort of a five-person editorial team (Barbara … [Read more...] about CPN’s New Book Available Now
Very very soon the first ever collaborative book from the CPN will be published. Expect Manipulating practices: A critical physiotherapy reader to be available in January 2018. The 17-chapter book showcases work from 20 authors across several countries on critical thinking, practices, education, and research approaches (most chapters interweave a number of these related elements). I won't give too much away but many of the authors are familiar names in critical physiotherapy - and there are a few surprises too! The book is peer-reviewed, but in line with the CPN's objectives which include recognising and considering power asymmetries, we deliberately made it open source (free) to reduce … [Read more...] about The CPN’s upcoming first book! An edited collection…
CPN member Blaise Doran responded our call-out to members to write a short statement about why or how they have found their way to a CPN so we could use them as testimonials. However his response was so interesting (and too long for a testimonial) we thought it would work better in a blog post. Blaise Doran BSc (Physio.), GradDip (Neuro. Rehab.), MSc (Pain Mgt.) originally trained and worked in the UK. He is a physiotherapist and the coordinator for the Children’s Pain Management Clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Previously he worked predominantly in adult neurological rehabilitation. Prior to undertaking his physiotherapy degree, he worked for ten years as … [Read more...] about Reflections on a tweet/Why I joined the CPN
Everything is political – even physiotherapy! This is a reblog of a post I recently wrote for University of Toronto Press about a guest editorial I published in Physiotherapy Canada. A huge thank you to UToronto Press for the permission to reblog here. There is a notable absence of conversations about the politics of physiotherapy. I have been a physiotherapist for over 20 years. I have mainly worked clinically, and more recently entered academia. My drive to shift professional gears was that I wanted to spend some time building my own capacity to engage in some deep questions I had always had about my profession. What was of interest to me was the ostensibly apolitical nature of … [Read more...] about Everything is political – Even physiotherapy!
Tradotto da: Cristiano Modanese. Scritto da David Nicholls. A huge thank you to Cristiano Modanese for translating and reblogging this and other criticalphysio.net blog posts in Italian here: Fisioterapista in Trentino Altre traduzioni dal blog di criticalphysio.net qui: Fisioterapista in Trentino Chiunque viva con un artista, ne conosca uno o abbia una formazione nelle arti sarà drammaticamente consapevole di quanto sia povera di creatività tanta parte della educazione e della pratica in fisioterapia. Mio fratello è fotografo ed insegnante, e mi rammenta spesso del nostro diverso modo di affrontare le cose. Quanto spesso lui riesce a pensare come un’artista, tanto poco di … [Read more...] about Creatività e fisioterapia
This is the second of two blog posts which reproduce articles from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's excellent recent "Diversity in Practice" issue of their news magazine Physiotherapy Practice. A huge thank you again to the authors and the CPA for permission to post this here. NB: While this article contains a lot of detail specific to Canada, I am sure that the content will resonate for many physiotherapists across the globe. IEPT: Imagining an Encompassing PhysioTherapy Jeffrey J.D. Andrion, PT, BScPT, MA, PhD(c), CPA Member since 2004. An emerging social justice researcher, Andrion's areas of interest are in health policy and equity. He is currently completing his PhD in … [Read more...] about Imagining an Encompassing Physiotherapy