We had a wonderful first dress rehearsal yesterday, and huge thanks go to A/Prof Tobba Sudmann who offered a perfect example of what the course strives to do. It was innovative, thought-provoking and moving, in every sense of the word. A full audio-recording of Tobba's talk and the following discussion is here, along with a pdf of her slides (with additional prompt questions). Our 2nd and final dress rehearsal for the course will be on 21/22 November and will be led by Hazel Horobin. More information about the event will come out closer to the time. Being walked slides pdf file … [Read more...] about Resources from Critical Physiotherapy Course 1st Dress Rehearsal
Only 12 hours to go until the first ever free Critical Physiotherapy Course (1st dress rehearsal) featuring A/Prof Tobba Sudmann talking about 'Being moved: On foot or on horseback'. There is no registration, just log into this link at the times below, and be part of the revolution. Location Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset Auckland (New Zealand - Auckland) Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 6:00:00 a.m. NZDT UTC+13 hours New York (USA - New York) Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 1:00:00 p.m. EDT UTC-4 hours Los Angeles (USA - California) Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 10:00:00 a.m. PDT UTC-7 hours Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Thursday, 18 October … [Read more...] about Critical Physiotherapy Course – 1st dress rehearsal *tomorrow*
We've had an amazing response to the announcement of the first ever free Critical Physiotherapy Course, so we decided to put on two dress rehearsals. These will give you the chance to participate in a test-run of how the course will work when it starts officially early next year. You'll be able to see if the material is interesting and at the right level for you. The meeting will run online, it is free and there is no invitation needed. Just click on this link 5 minutes before the meeting to join: https://aut.zoom.us/j/401644628 The meeting begins at 17:00 (UTC/GMT) on Wednesday 17th October. Some times in various time-zones are listed below. Location Local Time Time … [Read more...] about Coming soon – Critical Physiotherapy Course (Dress Rehearsal #1) with Tobba Sudmann
In preparation for the first ever Critical Physiotherapy Course, starting early in 2019, we will be running two introductory sessions for people keen to see if the course is for them. The first event will be on Wednesday 17th October 18:00 (6pm) UTC/GMT, and features Tobba Sudmann from the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences presenting critical reflections on walking and riding in a talk titled 'Being moved: on foot or from horseback'. A month later, on Wednesday 21st November at 18:00 (6pm) UTC/GMT, Hazel Horobin will explore 'Symbolic meanings in physiotherapy practice'. The idea of these two sessions is to test out the technology, establish some best practices for … [Read more...] about The first ever Critical Physiotherapy Course goes live
We've been planning to run a free online course on thinking critically about physiotherapy for some years, but now we are happy to announce that it has finally come to fruition. A team of CPN members have been thinking about the kind of course that we would want for months now, and we have taken our time to try to develop a program that we think you will find interesting and exciting. The course is grounded in practical, everyday physiotherapy challenges, but uses the experience of physiotherapists who have a deep knowledge of theory and philosophy to expand on the ways we currently think about these situations and issues. Is autonomy really a good thing for physiotherapists? … [Read more...] about The first ever Free Critical Physiotherapy Online Course is coming
There have been a few occasions over the last few months when people within the Critical Physiotherapy Network have been asked to do more for physiotherapy. The first time happened after our CPN Salon in Cape Town last year. Our esteemed colleague Professor Dina Brooks began the discussion by asking the CPN to do more to help mainstream physiotherapists make complex theories and philosophies more accessible. In her Reflections of a quantitative researcher on the CPN Salon, posted in July last year, Dina argued that the CPN risked functioning like a 'club' that excluded those who didn't subscribe to its principles. One of Dina's arguments at the time was that the CPN should build … [Read more...] about What should critical physiotherapy do for you?
It's been a few months since we last gave you an update on what the Critical Physiotherapy Network is up to, so here's a short summary of things we've done recently and some of the projects we've got in the pipeline. As always, if you'd like to be involved in anything that we're doing, just get in touch. Add a comment to the post, send us an email, Tweet us (@CriticaPhysio) or message us on Facebook (@CriticalPhysiotherapyNetwork). Our first co-authored book - Manipulating Practices: A critical physiotherapy reader - has been an incredible success. Published by Norway's foremost scientific and technical publisher - Cappelen Damm Forlag - it has been downloaded more than any other book … [Read more...] about What’s going on with the CPN?