We had our annual Strategic Planning meeting for the CPN Exec last week and had most of our present and past Exec members present. Here is a brief summary of the CPN in 2019: Current Eight-member Exec: Co-chairs Viviana Silva Guerrero (Australia/Colombia) and Dave Nicholls (New Zealand), supported by Tone Dahl-Michelsen (Norway), Jeanette Praestegaard (Denmark), Anna Rajala (Finland/UK), Aydee Luisa Robayo (Colombia), Nicky Wilson (UK), and Adriane Vieira (Brazil)650 members in 57 countriesUK by far the largest members group (120), followed by Australia (50), Canada (42), New Zealand (38), Denmark (32), Norway (28) and USA (26) This year's work: Authors drafting 15 chapters for … [Read more...] about CPN end-of-year quick review
Last week we asked what kind of Critical Physiotherapy Course format you would be most interested in next year. Here are the results: 23 people voted for one of the four options. 9 voted for the idea of using clinical scenarios as the basis for thinking through theories and ideas. 7 voted for inviting non-physiotherapy speakers to introduce us to unfamiliar ideas and theories. 4 for using YouTube videos of theories and ideas as a prompt for discussion. And 3 for inviting clients/patients to present as a starting point to thinking through theories and ideas. What does this tell us? Perhaps firstly that people are still struggling to find the practical use for … [Read more...] about Should a Critical Physiotherapy Course be practically useful?
We had the last of this year's Critical Physiotherapy seminars last week. Below you'll find the audio recording from the meeting. https://soundcloud.com/david-nicholls-2/critical-physiotherapy-course-summary-session-october-2019 Later this week I'll post some of the results from our recent 30DoS campaign. But I can tell you that the most popular activity for the group was the Critical Physiotherapy Course, so look for some more announcements about this soon. We're also hoping to have all of the recordings from this year available as a set shortly. We'll then be able to build up a library of talks and resources that you can access anytime. Thanks to everyone who … [Read more...] about Critical Physiotherapy Course summary session resources
The Fundamental Violence of Physiotherapy with Filip Maric Times in your region for next week's seminar Zoom link for the meeting: https://aut.zoom.us/j/622770935 Abstract This online session builds on the eponymous article and will discuss The fundamental violence of physiotherapy: Emmanuel Levinas’s critique of ontology and its implications for physiotherapy theory and practice. Ontology and epistemology are generally thought to be the fundamental building blocks of any theory and practice. Levinas’s critique acutely highlights a significant problem that underpins both of these areas of philosophical inquiry and their understanding and positioning as … [Read more...] about The 7th and final talk in this year’s Critical Physiotherapy Course is next week
Hazel Horobin presented the 6th Critical Physiotherapy Course session on 'Symbolic meanings in physiotherapy'. Here you can find links to Hazel's: AbstractDownload PowerPoint slides for talkDownload https://soundcloud.com/david-nicholls-2/hazel-horobin-presentation Online discussionDownload … [Read more...] about Resources for Hazel Horobin’s session on Identity
We had another fabulous online critical physiotherapy course session yesterday, this time delivered by Gail Teachman. Here are the resources for the talk. Audio recording | PowerPoint slides | Chat Our next session will be 23 May at 19:00 GMT featuring Patty Thille presenting on 'What does it mean to care? Thinking with Annemarie Mol'. More information, links, and invites will come out a week or two before the next session. … [Read more...] about 3rd Critical Physiotherapy Course – Resources
The 3rd in our series of Critical Physiotherapy Courses will feature Dr. Gail Teachman, Assistant Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Western University in Canada. Gail's talk is titled The End of Inclusion? Thinking beyond 'inclusion' with Bourdieu and will be run online as before. The session is free and open to anyone (you don't have to be a CPN member). Here are the times for the session, more information on the course will be posted up next week. Location Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset Auckland (New Zealand - Auckland) Thursday, 18 April 2019 at 8:00:00 a.m. NZST UTC+12 hours Toronto (Canada - Ontario) Wednesday, 17 April 2019 at … [Read more...] about Critical Physiotherapy Course #3 – next week