Mobilizing Knowledge in Physiotherapy: Critical Reflections on Foundations and Practices is a collection of 15 collaboratively written critical essays, by 39 authors from 15 disciplines and seven countries. The book challenges some of the most important contemporary assumptions about physiotherapy knowledge, and makes the case for much more critical theory, practice, and education in physiotherapy health and social care.
The book challenges the kinds of thinking that have traditionally bounded the profession and highlights the ways in which knowledge is now increasingly fluid, complex, and diffuse. The collection engages a range of critical social theories and interdisciplinary perspectives from within and without the profession. It includes sections focusing on evidence, practice, patient perspectives, embodiment, culture, diversity, digital worlds, and research methods. The book makes an important contribution to how we think about mobilizing knowledge, and it speaks to a diverse audience of academics, practitioners, educators, policy-makers, and students - both within physiotherapy and from a range of related health and social care disciplines.
This book will be a useful reference for scholars interested in conceptions of professional knowledge, and the theory of professional education and practice in physiotherapy and beyond.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1- Introduction
David A. Nicholls, Karen Synne Groven, Rani Lill Anjum, Elizabeth Anne Kinsella
Chapter 2- Beyond empathy: How physiotherapists and photographers learn to look
David A. Nicholls, Jon Nicholls
Chapter 3- Bodily ways of knowing: How students learn about and through bodies during physiotherapy education
Anne Gudrun Langaas, Anne-Lise Middelthon
Chapter 4- Care in physiotherapy – a ghost story
Birgitte Ahlsen, Alette Ottesen, Clemet Askheim
Chapter 5- Rethinking recovery
Anne Marit Mengshoel, Marte Feiring
Chapter 6- Physiotherapy for children and the construction of the disabled child
Kate Waterworth, David A. Nicholls, Lisette Burrows, Michael Gaffney
Chapter 7- Learning from biology, philosophy and sourdough bread - Challenging the evidence-based practice paradigm for community physiotherapy
Satu Reivonen, Finlay Sim, Cathy Bulley
Chapter 8- Mâmawi-atoskêwin "Working together in partnership" ~ Challenging eurocentric physical therapy practice guided by Indigenous Métis worldview and knowledge
Liris Smith, Sylvia Abonyi, Liz Durocher, TJ Roy, Sarah Oosman
Chapter 9- Feeling good about yourself? An exploration of fitbit "New moms community" as an emergent space for online biosociality
Alma Viviana Silva Guerrero, Wendy Lowe
Chapter 10- Disability as expertise: Mobilizing a critique of school-based physical therapy for integrating disability studies into PT professionalization
Chapter 11- A person-centred and collaborative model for understanding chronic pain. Perspectives from a pain patient, a practitioner, and a philosopher
Christine Price, Matthew Low, Rani Lill Anjum
Chapter 12- Finding the right track: Embodied reflecting teams for generous physiotherapy
Patricia Thille, Arthur W. Frank, Tobba T. Sudmann
Chapter 13- Why care about culture? Encountering diversity in a paediatric rehabilitation context: Reflections on epiphanies and transformative processes
Runa Kalleson, Linn Julie Skagestad, Sosan Asgari Mollestad
Chapter 14- Using Deleuze: language, dysphasia and physiotherapy
Michael Gard, Rebekah Dewberry, Jenny Setchell
Chapter 15- How are we doing? Placing human relationships at the centre of physiotherapy
Jean Braithwaite, Tone Dahl-Michelsen, Karen Synne Groven
David A. Nicholls is Professor in the School of Clinical Sciences at AUT University, New Zealand.
Karen Synne Groven is Professor in the Institute of Physiotherapy, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. She is also Professor at the Faculty of Health at VID Specialized University, Norway. .
Elizabeth Anne Kinsella is Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy and the Health Professions Education Graduate Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Rani Lill Anjum is Co-Director and Researcher at the Centre for Applied Philosophy of Science at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway.