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?
Something for the weekend: We might do a better job of living together if we believed that we are meant to do soMedical Film Festival (Medfest) 2020Machine intelligence in healthcare—perspectives on trustworthiness, explainability, usability, and transparencyBodies, Environments, and the Spread of DiseaseGiorgio Agamben’s Coronavirus CluelessnessWork/family life by 2040: Between a gig economy and traditional rolesFive threats to phenomenology’s distinctivenessCrip Camp review – rousing Netflix documentary traces disability rights movementA History of Solitude by David Vincent; A Biography of Loneliness by Fay Bound Alberti – reviewFor the full life experience, put down all devices and … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #86
The first free, online Critical Physiotherapy Course for 2020 returns on 14/15 May Anne Langaas & Anne-Lise Middelthon - Bodily ways of knowing This session will dig deep into Anne and Anne-Lise's chapter for the upcoming book Mobilizing knowledge, due out at the end of the year. Here is the abstract for the book. The introduction to the book is also attached below. This chapter explores how students of physiotherapy learn about and through a myriad of bodies. We propose that there is such a thing as a competent physiotherapeutic body and that there are distinctive ways of acquiring this body. We consider elements of physiotherapy education that, despite … [Read more...] about The Critical Physiotherapy Course 2020