Huge thanks to Anna for a fabulous 2nd Critical Physiotherapy Course talk. Here you can find the abstract, PowerPoint slides, audio and chat feed from the talk. Abstract | Link to audio file | PowerPoint presentation | Chat Our next session will be just before the Easter Holidays at 20:00 GMT on Thursday 18th April. It will be led by Gail Teachman and titled The End of Inclusion? Thinking beyond 'inclusion' with Bourdieu. A link to the talk and more information will follow a couple of weeks ahead of the event. … [Read more...] about Notes from 2nd Critical Physiotherapy Course – What’s “critical” about critical physiotherapy? with Anna Rajala
Something for the weekend: Prosthetic design between aesthetics and functionality Researching embodied relationships with place Michel Foucault: Arch-leftist or subversive conservative? From Marx to Foucault, via Althusser Careful how you treat today’s AI: it might take revenge in the future Trialling technologies to reduce hospital in‐patient falls: an agential realist analysis Military‐style fitness boot camps: contested resources in accounting for fatness On the body of the consumer: performance‐seeking with wearables and health and fitness apps Recruiting and Retaining People With Disabilities for Qualitative Health Research The Lived Experience of People … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #28
What does work mean to physiotherapists? A recent article in the journal Qualitative Health Research highlighted some of the different meanings of work for 12 women with cancer (link). One of the most interesting findings from the study was that there were many different kinds of work experienced by the women, including “illness work, body work, identity work, everyday work, paid employment and/or the work of maintaining income, and coordination work”. When you include things like the work of breathing and professional work, you have a concept that is both at the heart of physiotherapy practice, and yet almost entirely un-theorised. Work has a particularly interesting history, … [Read more...] about Different kinds of work
Event this week Anna Rajala from the University of Brighton presents the second in our monthly Critical Physiotherapy Course events next week. Here are the details. Title: What’s “critical” about critical physiotherapy? Max Horkheimer and the idea of critical theory. Date and time: Mar 21, 20:00 GMT Location Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset Berlin (Germany - Berlin) Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 9:00:00 p.m. CET UTC+1 hour Toronto (Canada - Ontario) Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 4:00:00 p.m. EDT UTC-4 hours Athens (Greece) Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 10:00:00 p.m. EET UTC+2 hours Perth (Australia - Western Australia) Friday, 22 March 2019 at … [Read more...] about 2nd Critical Physiotherapy Course – What’s ‘critical’ about critical physiotherapy
Something for the weekend: Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health & Impairment conference Military‐style fitness boot camps: contested resources in accounting for fatness Sawbones: Stroke Aquatic Exercise Offers Similar Results With Less Pain for Patients With Chronic LBP Warwick Continental Philosophy Conference Household collectives: resituating health promotion and physical activity The surveillance economy The Human Is Dead – Long Live the Algorithm! Feet and Fertility in the Healing Temples Social Networks and Subjective Wellbeing in Australia Walking through Social Research Diagnosis: Truths and Tales Centre for Critical … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #27
A lot is said about physiotherapy being biomedical and following 'the biomedical model', but what exactly is this, how and why does it underpin physiotherapy? Over the next few blog posts, I'll try to explain the idea of the biomedical model in a bit more detail and show why and how it has influenced physiotherapy. I'm going to tackle 7 key aspects of the model. There are more, of course, but these are considered by most people to be the main ones. Specific aetiology Germ theory Cartesian dualism Objectivity and experimentation Reductionism Normalisation Body-as-machine Understanding something about these will give you a stronger sense of why they're so … [Read more...] about What is the biomedical model #1?
Something for the weekend: Advocating for allied health - invitation to comment Scrap laws driving privatisation of NHS Want to Change the World? First, You Have to Listen to It Beyond the absent body The humanities and social sciences in the making of physicians The concept of praxis Why we should read Rousseau Can machines be more creative than humans? Putting patients into the centre: Patient empowerment in everyday health practices Conference on Chronic Living in the 21st Century in Denmark with Nikolas Rose Anopticism: Invisible Populations and the Power of Not Seeing The human reimagined Canguilhem by Stuart Elden Nietzsche and the Cynics … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #26