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?
This is the last of this year's 30 Days of September postings. There has been one posted every day this month, and each one has focused on something 'New.' They've been a lot of fun to write, and my hope is that they have been interesting and provocative, without ever being dismissive or derogatory. So I'd like to close off this year's offerings with some wisdom from one of the great Roman Stoic philosophers, Marcus Aurelius (121-180AD): We were born to work together like feet, hands, and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower. To obstruct each other is unnatural. To feel anger at someone, to turn your back on him: these are obstructions (From Meditations). Remember … [Read more...] about New: Day
Disruption is a lovely geological word. It suggests shaky ground and lava flows, destabilisation and disorganisation. Most people working in health care today are fed up with disruption though. Most would be perfectly happy if they never saw any more funding cuts, job freezes and reorganisations. Unfortunately we know that disruption is an everyday occurrence in a health care system going through a long, slow, seismic unsettling. But disruption need not be negative, and the Critical Physiotherapy Network is one small example of how a group of people are trying to change the rhetoric surrounding disruption and change. The key to this new approach lies with the ideas of openings … [Read more...] about New: Disruption