Last week we had our 11th CPN Exec meeting of the year, the second with our newest member Wenche Bjorbækmo who, with her colleagues Tobba Sudmann and Tone Dahl Michelsen, will bring a stronger connection to our many Scandinavian members. The Exec now has nine members, in alphabetical order they are: Wenche Bjorbækmo (Norway) Barbara Gibson (Canada) Viviana Silva Guerrero (Australia/Colombia) Simon Kirkegaard (Australia/Denmark) Dave Nicholls (New Zealand) Gywn Owen (UK) Michael Rowe (South Africa) Jenny Setchell (Australia/Canada) Nicky Wilson (UK) For some months now we've been preparing for next year's WCPT congress in Cape Town, in expectation that it will … [Read more...] about Another busy year for the CPN Exec
In April, a new journal called Applied Mobilities was launched by Taylor and Francis. Given physiotherapy's interest in anything to do with mobility, you might be mistaken for believing that this was a new journal for us. But it isn't. Well it could be, but physiotherapy is currently only interested in quite specific kinds of mobility - the kind involving the biomechanical body - and isn't particularly interested in material semiotics or the day-to-day movements of Chinese migrant women in Sydney. So the journal joins the ranks of other journals like Body and Society, Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences and Medical Humanities as journals that physiotherapists probably ought to … [Read more...] about Is it time for new critical physiotherapy journal?
Every day during September we will post up an idea for you to vote on. The most popular ideas will become the things that the inaugural Organizing Committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network focuses on in 2015. So please make sure you cast your vote at the bottom of each post. A good friend of mine and someone known to a lot of people in health care in Canada (the very brilliant and fiercely critical Dave Holmes), is a native French speaker. You'd never know it from the way he writes, but he has some real anxieties about his ability to express himself in English. As someone who has always struggled to learn languages, I confess I can't imagine anything more difficult than … [Read more...] about Idea 25: Overcoming barriers to publishing in English language journals (3 mins)