This message comes from CPN members Michael Rowe and Ben Ellis. We wanted to let you and your colleagues know about some of the developments with In Beta. In Beta is a new international community of physiotherapy educators, we have a Google+ community and schedule online conversations on topics of interest to physio educators every couple of months. We are currently planning our next few sessions which will include: Teaching critical thinking in physiotherapy Innovative approaches to physiotherapy curriculum design Decluttering the pre-registration physiotherapy curriculum If you think these sound like interesting topics or if you have other ideas for future … [Read more...] about A new international community of physiotherapy educators
colloquium n. an informal gathering for discussion If you're in or around the UK on 5 July and want to spend a day exploring critical physiotherapy with other CPN members, why not join us at a CPN colloquium in Cardiff? Date/time: Wednesday 5 July 2017, 1000 - 1630 (exact time to be confirmed) Venue: Cardiff University The colloquium is an event organised and hosted by CPN members for CPN members. There will be no charge to attend, but you will need to bring a packed lunch! The Cardiff colloquium will run in parallel with the CPN salon in Cape Town... and because there is only a 1-hour time difference, we hope that technology will allow us to make a live connection between the … [Read more...] about CPN colloquium in Cardiff
With less than a week to go to ER-WCPT2016 conference in Liverpool I've just downloaded the conference app (android version is available here)! Looking at the programme, I can see that there are a number of active CPN members presenting at ER-WCPT2016. On Friday morning, Catherine Sykes is a panellist in the 'Current population health from a European perspective' symposium and Michael Rowe is presenting a paper in the 'Learning in practice' platform presentation session. On Friday afternoon, Jonathan Harvey is a panellist in the Patient Voice symposium, and on Saturday morning Joanne Etherton is part of the 'Researching Physiotherapy Education' Rapid 5 session. And then there's the poster … [Read more...] about counting down to ER-WCPT2016
Next Monday 27th June marks 2 years since we formed the Critical Physiotherapy Network. It's hard to believe quite how much has happened in that time, but here's a brief snapshot. Created two fully functioning website (the new one being significantly better than the old one!) Formed an Executive that's met every month without fail, across 16 time zones and seven countries Written our first collaborative peer-reviewed paper (pdf) Collaborated on our first edited book, with 16 chapters, for open source publication by Cappelen Damm in 2017 Created a constitution and objectives and translated it into a dozen languages Created international collaborations and exchanges … [Read more...] about Happy birthday CPN
Following on from a CPN presence at conferences in Australia & Mallorca earlier this year, critical physiotherapy was also on the programme at Physiotherapy UK 2015 in Liverpool last weekend. CPN members were found dotted across the programme - infusing workshops (John Hammond), panel sessions (Jenny Setchell; & Gwyn Owen) & the closing plenary debate (Roger Kerry) with critical perspectives on being/doing physiotherapy. One highlight of this busy 2-day event for me was the opportunity to spend time with CPN members - chatting about our work & sharing ideas about ways of working together to support the development of critical physiotherapy - through informal peer … [Read more...] about CPN at Physiotherapy UK 2015
Congratulations to CPN Executive Member Jenny Setchell for winning the prize for the 'Paper most likely to have an impact on the profession' at the recent APA conference, for her paper 'Physical therapists' ways of thinking and talking about overweight and obesity - Clinical implications.' Jenny is based at the University of Queensland in Australia and has research interests in discrimination in a health care context, particularly how health professional attitudes and perceptions towards patients/clients can affect their health care. She is currently researching: Anti-fat attitudes, or weight stigma, of physiotherapists and their clinical relevance The impacts of medical doctors' … [Read more...] about Person most likely…
It's only a few months since the last WCPT meeting in Singapore, but plans are already taking shape for the next Congress. Over the last few days, WCPT has been asking what people want in South Africa, and calling for some input from the broader physiotherapy community. So it would seem like a golden opportunity to push for more activities, forums, opportunities and speakers who can promote critical thinking and practice. There is a Survey Monkey poll that you can complete here (deadline 7th October), and WCPT has announced its Scientific Committee - the people who will decide what gets into the programme and what doesn't. The committee comprises: Professor Dina Brooks … [Read more...] about Want more critical physiotherapy at WCPT in 2017?