Lyn Watson

Lyn 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. Lyn is a member of Shoulder & Elbow Physiotherapists Australasia and was the first physiotherapist to have been awarded an affiliate membership of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia. Lyn is the shoulder physiotherapy consultant to a variety of national and international teams and individual athletes.

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Jane Rooney

Jane is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, sub speciality knee (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy in 2009), Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (1997). She is an expert in the treatment and management of all types of knee injuries, including knee ligament reconstructions, patellofemoral pain and instability, and screening for injury prevention and performance enhancement.

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Simon Balster

Simon is a Shoulder Physiotherapist and only sees Orthopaedic Shoulder Conditions and injuries. He is a member of Shoulder & Elbow Physiotherapists Australasia and is one of only five physiotherapists to have been awarded an affiliate membership of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia. Simon specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of musculoskeletal shoulder and shoulder girdle problems.

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Nick Meffin

Nick has a completed a post graduate Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in New Zealand and a second Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe in Melbourne. Nick uses a hands on approach in combination with exercise based medicine.  This includes shockwave therapy, dry needling, manipulation and soft tissue mobilisation. His interests lie in tendon rehabilitation, shoulders, and knee's especially post-operative ligaments repairs.


Ross Lenssen

Ross graduated from Auckland, New Zealand in 2008 and relocated to Melbourne commencing work at Lifecare Prahran Sports Medicine.  Ross has a special interest in shoulder injuries and to a lesser extent spine injuries. Ross is a member of Shoulder & Elbow Physiotherapists Australasia (SEPA) and is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University doing clinical research on shoulders.

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Sarah Warby

Sarah is a shoulder physiotherapist and shoulder researcher and has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hon.) and a P.h.D. Sarah has worked for LifeCare since 2013 and prior to this worked for sports clinics in Melbourne, Wimbledon Greenwich, and for the British Military of Defense in the United Kingdom. Sarah has a keen interest in treating all types of shoulder problems, including those needing neck rehabilitation. 

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Josh Banky

Josh has 10 years of experience since graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2008. Since then he has completed his Graduate Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy (2015) and Masters of Sports Physiotherapy (2017). Josh has a keen interest in sporting injuries, lower limb biomechanics and post-surgery rehabilitation. He is also experienced in treating Tennis specific injuries, tendons and hip/groin injuries.


Megan Grimmer

Megan has worked in sports medicine practices in Melbourne and London since graduating from Melbourne University in 1998 with honours. Megan completed a Master of Sports Physiotherapy in 2005 and has worked for Lifecare since this time. Megan has a particular interest in sporting injuries, lower limb injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, dry needling and pilates.


Joshua Heerey

Joshua is an experienced physiotherapist with close to 10 years’ experience working in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy.  Josh has particular expertise in the effective, evidence-based management of hip and groin conditions. In 2015, Josh commenced his PhD investigating the causes of worsening hip joint disease in soccer and AFL players with hip restrictions (also known as femoroacetabular impingement or FAI).  He also sees lower limb, back and general physio concerns.


Katherine Davis

Kat graduated from Physiotherapy at The University of Queensland in 2013 after completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science and then joined the Lifecare team. Kat has a special interest in the diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation of shoulder and shoulder girdle related pain. As Kat herself has come from a sporting background she understands the importance of a holistic and individualised rehabilitation program to ensure optimal patient management.


Keith De Souza 

Keith is a Monash University graduate and joined the Lifecare Team in early 2017. Having recently completed his Post-Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy, he is now in his final year of the Masters program at La Trobe University. Keith has a special interest and expertise in treating and the rehabilitation of hamstring, knee, ankle and lower limb tendon injuries.


Annette Sim 

Annette has seven years of working experience after graduating from University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011. She went on to complete her Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2015 and this prompted her passion to treat musculoskeletal injuries with particular interest in spinal conditions. Equipped with an analytical mind, she believes having a holistic treatment approach will empower patients and attain long term success in recovery.


William Le 

Will graduated from La Trobe University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice. He has a keen interest in all sports related injuries, in particular soccer and martial arts. Other areas of speciality include: Injury prevention for children, neck, lower back pain, and knee. William is trained in Dry Needling and Soft Tissue Instrument Assisted Mobilisation (Rockblade).


Ky Wynne

Ky has worked in health, fitness and sporting settings for over 8 years, including roles as a physiotherapist, exercise scientist, personal trainer and sports trainer. Ky has a strong passion for the health and wellness of his patients, helping individuals return to, and exceed, their pre-injury level. He has experience with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, possessing particular interest in exercise rehabilitation, sport and running injuries.


Stuart Canavan 

Stuart has worked for over twenty-four years in private practice settings both in Australia and the USA. He is a senior physiotherapist & high-performance director with extensive clinical and academic knowledge of complex musculoskeletal concerns. He specialises in advanced exercise prescription knowledge for musculoskeletal pain, pre & post-operative rehab and performance enhancement. he also provides endurance athlete performance programs and injury prevention/management. 

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Daniel Verdon

Dan graduated in 2010 from La Trobe University in Melbourne and has since been nurturing a special interest in shoulder pathology. He has recently joined the Melbourne Shoulder Group with colleagues Lyn Watson, Simon Balster, Ross Lenssen, Sarah Warby, and Kat Davis and continues to pursue his interest with the guidance of leading shoulder physiotherapists on his path to specialisation. In addition to this, Dan is completing his Master of Sports Physiotherapy in his commitment to lifelong learning.

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