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
An interesting publishing opportunity for critical scholars of higher education practices. The following is from Routledge: In an age of "post-truth" and "alternative facts", universities and higher education institutions must navigate an increasing resistance to knowledge and attacks on experts. Teaching in Higher Education welcomes submissions responding to this issue, seeking papers that re-examine what and how universities should teach in responding to new public skepticism. Submissions could address questions including, though not limited to: By what processes do universities develop curricula and pedagogies that juggle authoritative, democratic and critical approaches to … [Read more...] about Higher education in a “post-truth” era
Quick method With some browsers, you just need to click on the wallpaper image with the right mouse button while visiting it with your internet browser and select set as wallpaper or set as background. But some browsers do not have this option and in some cases the option exists but doesn't work. Below are our pages with the proper wallpaper installation methods for various operating systems. Or If you use a Mac, click here. If you use a PC, ask yourself what's gone wrong in your life, then click here. If you use a Linux computer, you probably don't need these instructions. Yet more details information can be sourced here if you need it. … [Read more...] about Instructions for turning your 30DoS file into a desktop wallpaper
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
CPN Salon - book now places limited! The Critical Physiotherapy Network will be meeting for a 1-day CPN Salon (mini-conference) after WCPT2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. Wednesday 5th July 2017: 10am-5pm - central Cape Town venue The Stack. Cost is US$62 including lunch. Expand your thinking: Stimulating speakers, facilitated critical dialogues, dreaming the future! Program includes: 2 keynotes confirmed (details to follow - speakers from Norway and South Africa) session led by CPN chair Dr David Nicholls (New Zealand) on the current state of critical physiotherapy globally facilitated discussion led by Dr Barbara Gibson (Canada) and Dr Jenny Setchell (Australia) on key … [Read more...] about CPN Salon update – book your place now!