' A few noteworthy events have happened at CPN Towers over the last few weeks. CPN Exec calls for more critical scholarship Firstly, an editorial written by various members of the CPN Exec appeared in Physiotherapy Canada today. Titled Infusing Rehabilitation with Critical Research and Scholarship: A Call to Action, the paper followed a conversation with Prof Dina Brooks after our last CPN Salon in Cape Town last year. Dina challenged the CPN to do more to explain criticality to physiotherapists, and this paper was part of that conversation (full pdf here). Planning for 2019 Secondly, we had our end-of-year strategic planning meeting last week and had the full Executive present: myself … [Read more...] about A short CPN update
The deadline for abstracts to have your chapter included in the new Critical Physiotherapy Network book Mobilising Knowledge is getting closer. Just 10 days to go until the deadline closes on 1st December. A full copy of the call for abstracts can be found here, but here are the key points: The focus of the book explores knowledge in and of physiotherapy We want to take a critical look at the kinds of knowledge that traditionally formed the backbone of the profession, and examine how our understanding of what physiotherapy is and can be is changing In contrast to the first book, we are looking for authors in this manuscript to collaborate with one or more non-physiotherapy … [Read more...] about Deadline for abstracts for new CPN book approaching
A radical new adventure in physiotherapy research publication was launched recently, and would be a fabulous vehicle for publishing for people in and around the Critical Physiotherapy Network. The OpenPhysio journal is the brainchild of A/Prof Michael Rowe, CPN Exec member and lecturer at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. Supported by Physio-pedia, the journal is different to any journal you have probably ever seen before. Research is published immediately, with no delay for administration or peer approval. Peer review is open to everyone and all feedback is collaborative. Responses are published alongside the finished article and represent their own citable … [Read more...] about Open Physio online journal open for business
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)