Cheryl Wardlaw PT, MMSc, CFMT
Cheryl Wardlaw has taught with the IPA since 1980. As a Senior Faculty member, she is not only an instructor for FO1 and PNF1, but for the past several years has been busily developing her skills as an Instructor for FMUQ, FMLQ, and FOII. She is quite proud that January 2009 marked her first independent FMLQ in South Dakota.
Cheryl graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia College at Milledgeville in 1975. She then completed a second Bachelor of Science, in Physical Therapy, at the Medical College of Georgia in 1977. Mrs. Wardlaw began working as a physical therapist at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, in 1977. In addition, she was a Senior Staff PT at Egleston Hospital for Children (Emory University) from
1979 to 1983, before taking a position as Supervisor of Clinical Education at Emory University Hospital. In May, 1987, Mrs. Wardlaw completed a Masters of Medical Science-Neurology/Education from Emory University.
From 1985 to present, Mrs. Wardlaw has acted as the Manager of Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Emory University Hospital. Cheryl founded Specialized Education Experiences in 1986 and serves as a consultant in continuing education design. She began teaching as a PNF and Functional Orthopedics I instructor with the Institute of Physical Art in 1980, and continues to teach with the IPA as a Primary Instructor and Trainer for both PNFI and FOI, and as a Second Instructor for Functional Orthopedics II, Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant and Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant. Mrs. Wardlaw was certified with distinction as a Certified Functional Manual Therapist in 2004.
In addition to her extensive clinical and continuing education experience, Mrs. Wardlaw has authored several articles and book chapters. These include: "Effects of Allopurinol in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy", Archives of Neurology, May 1983. "Single Subject Study on Effect of Resistive Exercise and Stretching on an Adult Limb-Girdle Dystrophy Patient", Neurology Report, Vol. 7(4) 1983. "PNF: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation", Textbook of Orthopedic Medicine, ed. Basmajian, 1992.
Mrs. Wardlaw is also currently conducting research utilizing real time ultrasound on aspects of the Functional Mobilization Approach.
Cheryl, a native of Atlanta, can be seen almost any weekend with husband Bruce and son Chris madly gaming at Dave and Busters (love those tickets!).