Physiother Theory Pract 2021 Mar 15;37(3):420-431. Epub 2021 Feb 15.
Department of Physiotherapy, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway.
The history of physiotherapy can be seen as a history of boundary conflict, as the profession sought to first establish, then maintain, its distinctive professional identity. Traditional approaches to the sociology of the professions support this, seeing professionalization as an ongoing process of enclosure, encroachment, and conflict. Recent work, however, has emphasized the fluidity and collaborative nature of professionalization projects, and placed more emphasis on inter-professional negotiations and disciplinary coexistence. Read More