Rachael Bewes

Rachael Bewes

  • 01202 962803
  • rbewes at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG504, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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I qualified as a chartered physiotherapist with BSc(Hons) in 1999 and worked extensively in London at basic and senior grade, with a special interest in rehabilitation and intensive care. MSc studies in Rehabilitation at Oxford Brookes University developed advanced skills in all aspects of the rehabilitative process and I completed primary research into the assessment of the unstable shoulder. These studies were integrated with neuromusculoskeletal specialist physiotherapy role within Oxfordshire NHS community Trust. I have completed post graduate studies in advancing practice: specialist manipulative physiotherapy at Birmingham University and qualified as a member of the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in 2008. I have worked in private practice in Bournemouth and Southampton since 2007, joining Bournemouth University as a lecturer on the undergraduate BSc(Hons) physiotherapy programme in 2008. I have taught widely on the Physiotherapy undergraduate programme, participating in three curriculum reviews...



  • Bewes, R., Williams, J. and Callaway, A., 2016. Quantifying the Static Shoulder Stability Test using Accelerometers. In: International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) 4-8 July 2016 Glasgow.
  • Williams, J., 2015. An investigation in to the use of inertial sensors to quantify joint position sense. In: Physiotherapy Research Society 24 April 2015 Leicester. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 22 (8) Mark Allen Healthcare.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Outpatient Rehabilitaiton
  • Physiotherapy Portfolio Unit 1
  • Physiotherapy Portfolio Unit Orientation
  • Physiotherapy Portfolio Unit 3
  • Skills for Therapy Practice


  • An Interactive tool to develop Clinical Reasoning Skills in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Fusion, 01 Sep 2017). Completed
  • Statistical modelling and logistic regression using Stata (Santander PGR Mobility, 16 Dec 2016). Completed
  • An investigation into the use of inertial sensors to quantify upper limb joint position sense. (Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, 30 Sep 2013). Completed


  • PGCE in Higher Education (Bournemouth University, 2009)
  • MSc in Rehabilitation (Oxford Brookes University, 2008)
  • MSc in Specialist manipulative physiotherapy (University of Birmingham, 2007)
  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (University of Liverpool, 1999)