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.
Jane Rooney 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.
Carmel is an Upper Limb Physiotherapist who has worked at LifeCare Prahran Sports Medicine Centre since 1989, after graduating from her Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1987. Carmel has accumulated considerable experience in the management of hand and upper limb conditions. Her greatest professional reward is the satisfaction received from her clients' positive outcomes to treatment.
Simon Balster is a Shoulder Physiotherapist who has spent the last 15 years working exclusively in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of shoulder orthopaedic conditions.
Simon has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in Biochemistry from the University of Melbourne. He is also 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.
Nick Meffin 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 graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Physiotherapy from Auckland, New Zealand in 2008 and relocated to Melbourne commencing work at LifeCare Prahran Sports Medicine where he works full time. Ross has a special interest in shoulder injuries and to a lesser extent spine injuries. Ross has also developed relationships with shoulder surgeons across Melbourne, but particularly with surgeons at the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group.
Sarah Warby 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.
Josh Banky 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 (Graduated 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 and concerns, tendons and hip/groin injuries
Megan has worked in sports medicine practices in Melbourne and London since graduating from Melbourne University in 1998 with honours in a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, gaining international experience in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries.
Megan completed a Master of Sports Physiotherapy in 2005 and has worked for since this time. Megan has a particular interest in sporting injuries, lower limb injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, dry needling and pilates.
Josh Heerey 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. Josh has graduated from La Trobe University in 2008. In 2013, he completed his Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy.
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 physiotherapy concerns.
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 and injuries and is currently training under leading shoulder physiotherapists in Melbourne to gain further knowledge and experience in her area of interest with her goal to specialise. 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. He has worked in private practice since graduating and has a special interest in sporting injuries. Keith is keenly focused on identifying the possible mechanisms and causes behind sports and musculoskeletal injuries, and is driven by the challenges of managing athletes; both from an injury management perspective as well as optimizing athletic performance. In particular Keith has a special interest in hamstring, knee and lower limb tendon injuries
Annette Sim has 7 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 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).
Christine Do has 11 years experience as a specialised hand and upper limb physiotherapist, after graduating in 2005 with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy from La Trobe University. Christine specialises in hand, wrist and elbow but also has extensive experience in acute trauma, including basic wound care and scar management. Christine has worked in the acute hand therapy units in two major public hospitals, as well as privately as an upper limb physiotherapist throughout Melbourne.
Ky has worked in health, fitness and sporting settings for over 6 years, including roles as a personal trainer, exercise scientist and sports trainer. He then completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science with a focus on clinical rehabilitation prior to undertaking the Physiotherapy program at the University of Melbourne where he graduated with distinction in 2016. Ky has a strong passion for the health and wellness of his patients, with special interest in helping individuals return to, and exceed, their pre-injury level.