Lyn Watson – Shoulder Physiotherapist
Dr Lyn Watson is a clinical Manipulative and Sports Physiotherapist who has been working exclusively in the diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation of shoulder injuries for the past 25 years. She lives in Melbourne, Australia where she is the Shoulder physiotherapy consultant to a variety of national and international teams and individual athletes. She has been consulting to the Australian Cricket Team since 1994, and working with Australian Olympic Level Swimmers, Water Polo, Beach Volleyball, Sprint and Slalom Paddlers, Rowers and professional Tennis Players for over 20 years. Her clinical practice has a balance of elite athletes, weekend warriors, office workers and manual workers of all age groups. As such, she treats and specialises in the everyday typical shoulder conditions such as rotator cuff pathologies, instability, impingement and the stiff shoulder.
She has been conducting clinically relevant, published research since 1996. She is an Adjunct Professor of Research at Western University, Ontario Canada. She has been involved in the research and preparation of more than 20 articles on Rehabilitation of Multidirectional Instability, Frozen Shoulder & Hydrodilatation, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Glenohumeral Joint Instability, Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation, Scapula Biomechanics and Clinical Outcome Measures. Her most recent research, a rehabilitation program for Shoulder MDI, has been validated in a RCT by Dr Sarah Warby.
Lyn is also an internationally renowned lecturer, course presenter. Over the last 25 years she has developed a logical and progressive approach to the assessment, diagnosis, rehabilitation and management of the shoulder and shoulder girdle. She has been teaching this approach in her Shoulder Physiotherapy courses throughout Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy, USA, South Africa and Asia since 1992.
· APA: Australian Physiotherapy Association
· SEPA: Shoulder & Elbow Physiotherapist Australasia
· SESA: Affiliate Member of Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon Australasia
Lyn has an Honours in a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physio therapy, a MPAA and Clinical Doctorate, as well as publishing a number of articles:
Watson L, Balster S, Lenssen R, Hoy G, Pizzari T. (2018). The effects of a conservative rehabilitation program for multidirectional instability of the shoulder [published online September 22, 2017]. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. https://doi:10.1016/j.jse.2017.07.002
Warby, S. A., Ford, J. J., Hahne, A. J., Watson, L., Balster, S., Lenssen, R., Pizzari, T. (2018). Comparison of 2 exercise rehabilitation programs for multidirectional instability of the glenohumeral joint: A randomized controlled trial. The American Journal of Sports Medicine; 46(1); 87-97
Warby, S. A., Ford, J. J., Hahne, A. J., Watson, L., Balster, S., Lenssen, R., & Pizzari, T. (2016). Comparison of two exercise rehabilitation programs for multidirectional instability of the glenohumeral joint: A randomised controlled trial. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 1-11. doi:10.1177/0363546517734508 (Impact Factor: 4.362)
Watson L, Dalziel R., 1996, Conservative Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome by Scapula Strengthening Techniques. Shoulder Surgery The Asian Perspective., Asian Shoulder Association, ed. Allan Skirving. Vol.2, p219-222
Watson L, Pizzari T, Pollington H, Dalziel R, Hoy G. Validity of the MISS Questionnaire – a 2-year outcome study (preparing for publication)
Zika, M. S, Watson L, Pizzari T, Hill S, Wickham J (2008). Altered muscle activation patterns in multidirectional shoulder instability during dynamic abduction. Australia Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Hamilton Island.
Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis for Posterior Glenohumeral Instability: A Systematic Review. Dhir J, Bélanger A, McIntyre K, Somerville L, Watson L, Willis M, Sadi J. (Currently being submitted)
A Clinical Commentary: Non-Surgical Management of Degenerative Rotator Cuff Syndrome; Integrating Evidence and Clinical Reasoning. S. Bleichert, G. Renaud, J. C. MacDermid, L. Watson, K.J. Faber, R. Lenssen, M. Saulnier, P. Phillips, T. Evans, J. Sadi. (Currently being submitted)