This week brings us the first of this year's inaugural Critical Physiotherapy Courses. You can find the details of the course content and times here. The link to attend the course is here. Simply paste this link into your web browser at the right time and you'll be able to join us. The course is free and can be used for your continuing professional development. The course will be recorded and available on this site in full the next day if you can't attend 'in person'. Looking forward to seeing you at the end of the week. A/Prof Dave Nicholls … [Read more...] about This week – The 1st of our 2019 Critical Physiotherapy Course series
MECHANICAL MEDICINE Exploring the History of Healing by Exercise, Manipulation and Massage. 23 May 2019, Science Museum, London. A symposium at the Science Museum, London, organised by Dr Kay Nias (Medicine Galleries Research Fellow). ‘Physical medicine’ or ‘physical therapy’ has ancient origins. For thousands of years, people with illnesses and disabilities have been treated with physio-therapeutic techniques including exercise, manipulation and massage, as well as air, water, heat and cold, electricity and light. These various healing methods have rich and diverse histories that span time, cultures and medical traditions. While documentary evidence representing the … [Read more...] about Call for Papers: Mechanical medicine – Exploring the History of Healing by Exercise, Manipulation and Massage.
To coincide with this year's WCPT Congress in Geneva, Michael Rowe, Ben Ellis, and the rest of our good friends at InBeta will be hosting the first In Beta Experiments in Physiotherapy Education Unconference on the 14th and 15th May 2019 at Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud (HESAV) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The idea is to break away from the traditional conference format and try something new. At a traditional conference, the programme is designed in advance and the only choices you have are which pre-prepared sessions you attend. A bit like going to a restaurant with a set menu. But sometimes you just want to get a few friends around the barbeque and cook whatever people bring. This is an … [Read more...] about Experiments in Physiotherapy Education – Unconference #1
' A few noteworthy events have happened at CPN Towers over the last few weeks. CPN Exec calls for more critical scholarship Firstly, an editorial written by various members of the CPN Exec appeared in Physiotherapy Canada today. Titled Infusing Rehabilitation with Critical Research and Scholarship: A Call to Action, the paper followed a conversation with Prof Dina Brooks after our last CPN Salon in Cape Town last year. Dina challenged the CPN to do more to explain criticality to physiotherapists, and this paper was part of that conversation (full pdf here). Planning for 2019 Secondly, we had our end-of-year strategic planning meeting last week and had the full Executive present: myself … [Read more...] about A short CPN update
Many of you who attended our last CPN Salon at the last WCPT meeting in Cape Town will remember what a fantastic day we had. Meeting so many members face-to-face, as well as the great presentations and fabulous venue made for a memorable day. We're starting to make plans for a repeat event in Geneva, probably on the day after the WCPT Congress, and we'd like to know if you'd be interested in attending. We plan to run the day in a similar way to the last one, so there will be some talks, some workshops, and, of course, some hearty debate and discussion. So if you'd keen to know more or register your interest, please email Jenny Setchell and she will add you to the contact … [Read more...] about CPN Salon 2019
We've been planning to run a free online course on thinking critically about physiotherapy for some years, but now we are happy to announce that it has finally come to fruition. A team of CPN members have been thinking about the kind of course that we would want for months now, and we have taken our time to try to develop a program that we think you will find interesting and exciting. The course is grounded in practical, everyday physiotherapy challenges, but uses the experience of physiotherapists who have a deep knowledge of theory and philosophy to expand on the ways we currently think about these situations and issues. Is autonomy really a good thing for physiotherapists? … [Read more...] about The first ever Free Critical Physiotherapy Online Course is coming
26th July 2018 Dept of Geography and Planning, The University of Liverpool Keynote Speaker: Professor Dee Heddon, University of Glasgow A one-day interdisciplinary event focused on walking research, practice and culture. Our definition of walking is welcoming to all kinds of bodies and includes orthotics, sticks, wheels and other assistive technologies. This symposium is open to students, academics and anyone else interested in exploring the more than pedestrian. We invite proposals for 20 minute paper presentations, but are also open to creative and innovative methods. We are also interested in facilitating a small number of walks. Subjects covered may include, but are not limited … [Read more...] about Beyond The Pedestrian: Walking in Research, Theory, Practice and Performance