Cultural Competence

The cultural differences between groups is vast. What might be the norm in one culture is taboo in another. Consider eating. In the west, we eat most meals with a fork, knife or spoon. To eat pasta or a curry with our hands would be considered unhygienic, unsavoury and child-like. But in places like Nepal… Read More

Part Three: Rethinking Professional Development

How do other occupations approach professional development (PD)? This is what we’ll explore in today’s post. Oh. Don’t forget to read part one (on the importance of PD) and part two (the pros and cons of our current PD approach). The Paint-generated images in these posts are some of my best work! PD party Occupational… Read More

Part Two: Rethinking Professional Development

In part one, we defined professional development (PD) and examined why it’s important. Now, we’ll explore the pros and cons of our current PD system. What’s good about our PD model? Autonomy We’re in control of our learning. The Physiotherapy Board has entrusted us with this responsibility. Kudos to them. There are no strict boundaries… Read More

Are You Satisfied?

Are you satisfied with your work as a physiotherapist? If you could turn back time (hello, Cher!), would you study physiotherapy? Would you recommend that others study physiotherapy? None of the respondents in this study answered yes to all of the questions above. So, what about you? Are you satisfied? Define: happy Let’s start with,… Read More