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
A huge thank you to CPN Exec members Viviana Da Silva and Wenche Bjorbaekmo for these Spanish and Norwegian translations. For the English version see here. Reserva!! La Red de Fisioterapia Crítica se reunirá para un salón de 1día CPN (mini-conferencia) después de WCPT2017 en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica. Miércoles 5 de julio 2017: 10 am-5pm - lugar TBA. Amplíe su pensamiento con diálogos críticos facilitados, estimulantes oradores, soñando el futuro! Envíenos un correo electrónico para reservar su lugar en el salón inaugural CPN y unirse a la lista de correo. Miércoles 5 de julio de 2017: 10 am-5pm En un lugar encantador (TBA) en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica. Por favor, … [Read more...] about CPN Salon after WCPT – Hold av datoen! Reserva!
For some years now, I've been researching physiotherapy history. Sometimes doing this kind of work throws up surprising and poignant reminders of how much has changed, and also sometimes how little. A few weeks ago, I found an old newspaper article from The Otago Daily Times from 1957. The article had been given to me by an a retired physio who knew I was collating material for an interactive website we were creating to celebrate the centenary of physiotherapy in New Zealand (link). The article was a simple piece about the School of Physiotherapy. At the time this was the only physiotherapy school in New Zealand and the article talked about how the school ran, what the students did and … [Read more...] about The 'B-side' of physiotherapy history
Really thoughtful piece from Rob Yeldham on the changing face of membership organisations and professional bodies. Physiotherapy is doing better than most, but micro-volunteerism, more passive memberships, and social networking could have a profound effect on how activist and representative networks function in the coming years. Some great comments from CPN member Clair Hebron too. … [Read more...] about Embrace the changing world of membership