The scientific programme at WCPT Congress provides a good barometer of physiotherapists' interests and the things that it thinks are current or 'coming' in the profession. But when people pay their registration fee, they're signing up for everything, so it's not until after the event that we get to see what people attended and what they didn't. On the other hand, the pre- and post-congress courses can really show what physiotherapists are prepared to invest their money in, and so give us a very good indication of physiotherapists' interests. So with the call going out this week for pre- and post-congress course proposals, there's an opportunity to gauge whether radical shifts are … [Read more...] about Will next year’s WCPT Congress break new ground?
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Spend any time thinking about innovations in practice, research, education or ideas and you come up against the problem of how to break the mold. There are all sorts of barriers to overcome if you are going to be truly, radically, innovative. Many people find the idea of change unsettling, others might be skeptical that real change ever happens. Others may be perfectly happy with how things are and ask why we would want to 'fix' something that isn't broken in the first place. Then there are regulatory restrictions and customs and practices that purposefully place limits on what can be said and done in the name of physiotherapy, medicine, dentistry, etc. Innovation, by definition, … [Read more...] about Innovation in physiotherapy