Eduan Breedt

Eduan Breedt

Becoming Physiotherapist

The Church of Physiotherapy

The necessity of betrayal

Eduan Breedt

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We go toward the most unknown and the best unknown, this is what we are looking for when we write. We go toward the best known unknown thing, where knowing and not knowing touch, where we hope we will know what is unknown. Where we hope we will not be afraid of understanding the incomprehensible, facing invisible, hearing the inaudible, thinking the unthinkable, which is of course: thinking. — Hélène Cixous1

Eduan Breedt and Erin Tichenor

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As an aspiring clinician, I felt pressured to become familiar with the field’s foundational concepts, and to be a skilled follower of its basic tenets. Much like converting to a new religion, physiotherapy calls us to ‘abandon a corrupt set of beliefs … and then with the force of revelatory discovery, to be moved into the the light of truth’ 1 We are stripped naked and baptised in the presuppositions of our profession, becoming One with those who came before us, knowing what they know so that we…

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