This message comes from CPN members Michael Rowe and Ben Ellis. We wanted to let you and your colleagues know about some of the developments with In Beta. In Beta is a new international community of physiotherapy educators, we have a Google+ community and schedule online conversations on topics of interest to physio educators every couple of months. We are currently planning our next few sessions which will include: Teaching critical thinking in physiotherapy Innovative approaches to physiotherapy curriculum design Decluttering the pre-registration physiotherapy curriculum If you think these sound like interesting topics or if you have other ideas for future … [Read more...] about A new international community of physiotherapy educators
At WCPT in Cape Town there was an incredible turn-out for a 7am Monday morning meeting of people interested in the history of physical therapy. The upshot of the meeting was that we agreed that we needed to form an international physical therapy history group. And so, we've started asking who would be interested in coming along for the ride. So far we've got 37 'members' across more than a dozen countries covering all five continents. The intention is to form a network - not dissimilar to the CPN - but perhaps functioning a little differently. The focus will probably be on raising the profile of history in and around the profession; establishing an interactive archive of … [Read more...] about Are you interested in the history of physical therapy?
A few days ago, we received this request for help from one of HelpAge International's disability advisors and thought it might be of interest to members: From Diana Hiscock, Disability Advisor, ADCAP Project, HelpAge International I am looking for contacts in two countries or regions to support HelpAge projects in their work. 1. Help Age International is working in Ukraine - http://www.helpage.org/what-we-do/emergencies/ukraine-crisis/ and I am trying to find OT’s or PT’s to provide support there. I have tried to contact the Ukrainian Physiotherapy association without luck – so now I am looking for links and previous experience in this region. We are planning to bring in therapists … [Read more...] about Help HelpAge in Ukraine and Tanzania
The Critical Physiotherapy Network has been set up to bring people who think differently about physiotherapy together. Thus far, we have more than 110 members on four continents. We are well represented in some areas, but we’ve got a lot of work to do to reach out to physios in others. We currently only have one member from Brazil - Ana Luiza Oliveira - who is a PhD student at the University of Campinas. Ana kindly provided this brief overview of physiotherapy in Brazil. "Physiotherapy in Brazil was legally recognized in 1969. It is a new profession here. Brazilian physiotherapy is guided by the biomedical model, it is mostly a private practice, and is not part of the SUS (Brazilian … [Read more...] about Growing critical physiotherapy in Brazil