Welcome to another episode of The Words Matter Podcast.
On this episode I’m speaking I’m speaking Dr Filip Maric.
Filip is a physiotherapist with a background in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, as well as in philosophy, ethnology and psychoanalysis. His doctoral research employed the qualitative methodology of autoethnography to explore the ethical foundations of physiotherapy.
More recently, this work has led him to the in-depth exploration and development of environmental physiotherapy and with that, the relationship between health, physiotherapy, and the question of the environment. And we talk about his work in this area towards the end of the episode.
He is the founder and executive chair of the Environmental Physiotherapy Association and teaches and researches at UiT The Arctic University of Norway located in Tromsø.
So in this episode we speak about:
So this was a really interesting conversation with Filip. He’s gone places with his thinking and argument where very few have dared to go.
It might at first appear that Filip’s strong critique against the current conceptualisation of physiotherapy is professional vandalism or trouble making.
But if you listen closely you’ll hear Filip’s aim is de-construction, not destruction to better understand where and how physiotherapy is and to begin to offer places where it could possibly go, albeit in a different form.
Find Filip on Twitter @filipmaricpt
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