Something for the weekend: Fitness 101: Our Guide to Working Out From HomeA Brief Criminal History of the MaskAmericans tend to see disease as a personal failure. That’s a terrible way of thinking about it.Digital technology and race equityA Brain Implant Restored This Man's Motion and Sense of TouchMedicine: A Graphic HistoryGoogle’s medical AI was super accurate in a lab. Real life was a different story.Truth, trust and research in health and social careThe market and ‘the making’: the economics of the first workers’ associations in nineteenth-century SwedenUsing Foucault: Genealogy, Governmentality and the Problem of Chronic IllnessGymnasiumThe Politics of Nature, Left and Right: … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #89
We're very excited to be able to share the full video and resources from last weeks free, online Critical Physiotherapy Course. We had 80 people online for the talk, and it generated a lot of thought-provoking conversation. There are two videos below: An introduction and the talk from Anne Langaas and Anne-Lise Middelton (40 mins)The follow-up Q+A (40 mins) Below the videos, we've also attached a pdf of the slides, and an excerpt from the chapter the talk is based upon. https://vimeo.com/420099558 https://vimeo.com/420154073 Bodily-ways-of-knowing pdf of slidesDownload Excerpt from Langaas and Middelthon's chapter for upcoming Mobilizing knowledge bookDownload … [Read more...] about Watch last week’s Critical Physiotherapy Course in full (+resources)
We had a fantastic opening session in this year's Critical Physiotherapy Course late last week. Just over 80 people tuned in to hear Anne Lagaas and Anne-Lise Middelthon talk about their chapter in our upcoming book Mobilizing knowledge. Anne and Anne-Lise talked about the ways that we learn to move our bodies as physiotherapists through our work with clients/patients. There is almost no research on this in the physiotherapy literature. But we all instinctively know that so much of our practice is embodied in skilled, tacit ways of moving and being. So their work is really groundbreaking. Imagine how we could help our students (and ourselves?) to become better practitioners if we … [Read more...] about Follow up to 1st Critical Physiotherapy Course for 2020
Something for the weekend: The swimmerNaming and Shaming: Covid-19 and the Medical ProfessionalCan Kierkegaard tell us how to live?The importance of Julia KristevaThe Deleuze SeminarsTowards the age of covalence?Historicising the “Crisis” in Undergraduate Mental Health: British Universities and Student Mental Illness, 1944–1968Will its progress be driven by human minds or by the machines that we’ve created?Why your brain is not a computerWalking interviews and wandering behaviourThe social infrastructure that supports our wellbeingWhat do people do all day?For the Benefit of Students: Memory and Anatomical Learning at Bologna in the Fourteenth to Early Sixteenth CenturiesMona's human … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #88
Founding CPN member Karen Whalley Hammell has recently published a book for critical thinkers in occupational therapy that will be highly relevant to CPN members. Details of the book are below, plus we've also attached a short piece Karen wrote for the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists on occupational disruption and the COVID crisis Book overview Engagement in Living: Critical perspectives on occupation, rights, and wellbeingDescriptionCritical thinkers within the international occupational therapy profession are challenging the culturally-specific and value-laden assumptions that underpin dominant models of occupation and modes of practice, and are advocating the … [Read more...] about Engagement in living: Critical perspectives on occupation, rights, and wellbeing
Something for the weekend: The Best Posture Correctors to Put a Stop to Your Slouch!A pandemic of breathlessness?A matter of trust: coronavirus shows again why we value expertise when it comes to our healthLeaders as healers: Ancient Greek ideas on the health of the body politicJean Baudrillard on the sociology of interior designKnowledge, beliefs, and influences associated with complementary and alternative medicine among physiotherapy and counselling studentsSQIP Distinguished Researcher Interview SeriesHow midwives changed birthHow to keep your Zoom chats private and secureSickness and stoicismI'm a PT in Manhattan. Here's What it's Been LikeHow Does Social Class Affect Post-Stroke … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #87
There are two ways you can read the latest promotional campaign from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, that states that physiotherapists’ work takes them ‘from treating patients to moving people’. The first is that physiotherapy spans hospital and home. The other is that the very nature of physiotherapy is changing. COVID-19 is undoubtedgly reshaping the contours of physiotherapy like other cataclysmic events before. But there are some important differences that we should be aware of. World War I and the polio epidemics that ran until the 1960s produced enormous numbers of casualties needing physical rehabilitation, but there had been wars and epidemics before. What was different … [Read more...] about Is COVID showing us the future for physiotherapy?