Cheryl F. Wardlaw
PT MMSc CFMT
Welcome to Specialized Educational Experiences, an organization devoted to driving improved healthcare outcomes through the development of allied health courses, treatment tools and patient educational materials.
I know about the pain you feel and the stress you are under. Through the years, I have recovered from migraines, sacroiliac pain, lumbar pain, thoracic pain, neck pain, knee pain and nerve pain in my arms and legs. I've broken numerous bones. I have had severe food allergies, insomnia, and sleep apnea. I have made it through liver disease, gallbladder disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Doing so has forced me to personally deal with a veritable spectrum of physical pain. Aside from dealing with my own issues, I have devoted the better part of my life to improving others' quality of life.
For the past 40 years, I have been a Physical Therapist at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where I get to "pick the brains" of some incredible physicians and scientists. For the past 37 years, I have taught physical therapy courses throughout the country with a very gifted group of therapists. Daily, I care for patients of every diagnosis, but my focus is the rehabilitation of people who have not yet been able to control and/or resolve their pain.
Through the summation of my life events and experiences, including all the people I've been able to help, I am convinced of three fundamental truths:
The power to overcome a challenge lies in your determination to do so.
Your success lies in clearly understanding all the variables.
Without an organized, well executed and dynamic battle plan, your chances of success rapidly declines.
Please join me in an exploration of your pain experience, the reasons why your pain hasn't stopped and about developing a winning battle plan to take back your life. You have the potential to live a very different life. Let our collection of books and booklets show you the way.
Author & Co-Founder
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Cheryl received her BS in Biology from Georgia College, her BS in Physical Therapy from Medical College of Georgia and her Masters of Medical Science degree in Neurology from Emory University. Cheryl has been a practicing Physical Therapist at Emory University Hospital since 1977. She is a Lead Instructor for the Institute of Physical Art, teaching courses throughout the country.
Business Manager & Co-Founder
(Rest in pain-free peace Son)
Also native to Atlanta, Chris received his BS in Managerial Sciences from Georgia State University. Having grown up in a Medical family, and with friends facing physical handicaps, Chris uniquely understood the challenges of the disabled. He found it both rewarding and necessary to apply his degree in Managerial Sciences to aid in the recovery of others. We continue our efforts in his memory.