One of the challenges facing the physiotherapy profession today is not so much what the future might be, but how to get there. Innovation requires creativity and imagination; going beyond oneself and the limits on what might be possible. Georges Bataille called this transgression, and his work explores why our moral codes are set 'here' and not 'over there'. His writings concentrate on some of most sensitive topics, particularly to do with sex, because, he argued, it's here where we choose to apply some of our most stringent social conventions and norms. Bataille's idea was that we need to explore ways of thinking and being that are far beyond our present boundaries of convention if we are to see where our present level of tolerance lies. It's hard to see it without doing this. But from this new position, where everything is … [Read more...] about If you’re looking for innovation, regulatory authorities need to change
Today's blogpost comes from CPN member Hazel Horobin. Hazel is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton in the UK. I warmly welcome Jonathon Kruger as the new CEO of the WCPT. What an amazing job he steps into, representing physiotherapy/physical therapy globally. I guess though that one of the issues he will struggle with most is the national variations in professional recognition. This concept is frequently encapsulated as professional ‘autonomy’ and I would like to explore this. Our treatments are frequently thought of as being the consequence of reasoning processes (Norman, 2005). However, sociologists talk about issues of ‘structure’ and ‘agency’ when considering people’s actions. Agency then means the individual physiotherapist’s freedom to choose what to do. However clinical reasoning, when it is … [Read more...] about Can we establish a global paradigm for physiotherapy treatments?