Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Cherie Wells

Dr Cherie Wells

B App Sci (Physio), M Manip Ther, PhD

Cherie Wells has been a registered physiotherapist in Australia since 2002, and in addition to 16+ years of clinical experience, she has worked in the academic arena for 10 years. Her area of expertise is within musculoskeletal physiotherapy, as indicated by her Master degree in Manipulative Therapy, and PhD focused on the use of Pilates exercise to treat people with chronic low back pain. Cherie is passionate about ensuring physiotherapy graduates are work ready, in particular for private practice, and aims for excellence in all facets of teaching, research, and clinical practice. She has extensive experience in developing and delivering physiotherapy curriculum for entry level physiotherapy programs across multiple universities in Australia, as well as significant experience in clinical education and inter-professional learning. Cherie joined the School of Community Health as a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy in March 2018 at Port Macquarie campus.

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Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

Evidence based practice

2018

  • PHS100 Introduction to Physiotherapy Clinical Practice
  • PHS250 Evolving Physiotherapy Clinical Practice

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Graduate work-readiness, in particular allied health and physiotherapy for private practice Spinal pain and physiotherapy treatments including manual therapy and exercise.

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  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)

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Clark, R., Locke, M. Hill, B., Wells, C., Bialocerkowski, A. (2017). Clinimetric properties of lower limb neurological impairment tests for children and young children with a neurological condition: A systematic review. Plos One, 12 (7): e0180031. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180031

Gross, T., Wells, C., Vincent, M. (2016). Does Pilates exercise improve balance and walking in people with multiple sclerosis? A systematic review. Arch Physical Med Rehab, 97 (12): e39.

Long, A., Pumpa, K., Cools, S., Wells, C. (2016). The effectiveness of Pilates exercise in improving balance in healthy older adults: A systematic review. Arch Physical Med Rehab, 97 (12):e39-40.

Vincent, M., Devitt, T., Wells, C. (2016). Does Pilates exercise versus no Pilates exercise improve posture in healthy adults? A systematic review. Arch Physical Med Rehab 97 (12): e28.

Wells C., Kolt G.S., Marshall P., Hill B., Bialocerkowski A. (2014). The effectiveness of Pilates exercise in people with chronic low back pain: A systematic review. Plos One 9(7): e100402. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100402

Wells C., Kolt G.S., Marshall P., Bialocerkowski A. (2014). The definition and application of Pilates exercise to treat people with chronic low back pain: A Delphi survey of Australian physical therapists. Physical Therapy 94(6), 792-805.

Wells C., Kolt G.S., Marshall P., Bialocerkowski A. (2014). Indications, benefits, and risks of Pilates exercise for people with chronic low back pain: A Delphi survey of Pilates trained physical therapists. Physical Therapy 94(6), 806-817.

Wells C., Kolt G.S., Marshall P., Hill B., Bialocerkowski A. (2014). Abstracts of scientific papers and sessions, Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress: A012 - The effectiveness of Pilates exercise in people with chronic low back pain: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Physiotherapy Canada 66: Supplement 1-53.

Wells C., Kolt G.S., Marshall P., Hill B., Bialocerkowski A. (2014). Abstracts of scientific papers and sessions, Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress: A112 - Clinical practice guidelines for physiotherapists using Pilates exercise to treat people with chronic low back pain. Physiotherapy Canada 66: Supplement 1-53.

Wells, C., Kolt, G., Marshall, P., Hill, B., Bialocerkowski, A. (2013). Effectiveness of Pilates exercise in treating people with chronic low back pain: A systematic review of systematic reviews. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13 (7), 1 - 12.

Wells, C., Kolt, G.S., Marshall, P., Hill, B., Bialocerkowski, A. (2013). Can systematic review findings on treatment effectiveness be trusted? The case of Pilates exercise and chronic low back pain. Journal of Yoga and Physical Therapy 3, 142. doi: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000142

Wells, C., Kolt, G.S. and Bialocerkowski, A. (2012). Defining Pilates exercise: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 20 (4), 253 - 262.

Bialocerkowski A., Wells C., Grimmer-Somers K. (2011). Teaching physiotherapy skills in culturally-diverse classes. BMC Medical Education 11, 34, doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-11-34.

Bialocerkowski A., Wells C. (2010). Legal rehabilitation of health professionals in New Zealand. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 17, 193-194. Hall, T., Chan, H., Christensen, L., Odenthal, B.,  Wells, C., Robinson, K. (2007).Efficacy of a C1-C2 self-sustained natural apophyseal glide (SNAG) in the management of cervicogenic headache. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 37 (3), 100 - 107.

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