Sarah Warby – Shoulder Physiotherapist

Dr. Sarah Warby is a shoulder physiotherapist and shoulder researcher who works as part of the Melbourne Shoulder Team (Lyn Watson, Simon Balster, Ross Lenssen, Kat Davis) at Lifecare Prahran Sports Medicine.  Sarah also works as a shoulder researcher for Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Greg Hoy. She 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’s P.h.D revealed that a new rehabilitation program focusing on shoulder blade control (The Watson Program) significantly improved the outcomes of people with shoulder instability and she was awarded the 2016 Sports Medicine Australia ASICS medal and the 2017 Nancy Mills medal for this research.  Sarah has a keen interest in treating all types of shoulder problems, including those needing neck rehabilitation.  As well as her clinical practice, Sarah casually tutors in physiotherapy skills at La Trobe University and continues to conduct shoulder research to enhance evidence-based practice. Sarah speaks on the topic of shoulders annually at national and international conferences and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.

 In her spare time Sarah loves to horse-ride, hike, run, scuba-dive, draw and travel to new and exciting destinations.

 

Affiliations:

Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapists Australasia (SEPA)

Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

 

Awards:

2017 Nancy Mills Research Award

2016 ASICS Medal

2007 David Myers Medal

2007 Benard Retcher Research Prize

2007 Physiotherapy Award

 

Publications:

Warby, S. A., Ford, J. J., Hahne, A. J., Watson, L., Balster, S., Lenssen, R., & Pizzari, T. (2016a). Comparison of two exercise rehabilitation programs for multidirectional instability of the glenohumeral joint: A randomised controlled trial. American Journal of Sports Medicine(Manuscript submitted for publication May 2017).

Warby, S. A., Ford, J. J., Hahne, A. J., Watson, L., Balster, S., Lenssen, R., & Pizzari, T. (2016b). The effect of exercise based management on multidirectional instability of the glenohumeral joint: A pilot randomised controlled trial protocol. BMJ Open, 6(e013083). 

Warby, S. A., Pizzari, T., Ford, J. J., Hahne, A. J., & Watson, L. (2014). The effect of exercise-based management for multidirectional instability of the glenohumeral joint: a systematic review. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, 23(1), 128-142. 

Warby, S. A., Pizzari, T., Ford, J. J., Hahne, A. J., & Watson, L. (2016). Exercise-based management versus surgery for multidirectional instability of the glenohumeral joint: a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50, 1115–1123. 

Warby, S. A., Watson, L. A., Ford, J. J., Hahne, A. J., & Pizzari, T. (2017). Multidirectional instability of the glenohumeral joint: Etiology, classification, assessment, and management. Journal of Hand Therapy(Accepted for publication May 2017).

Watson, L., Warby, S. A., Balster, S., Lenssen, R., & Pizzari, T. (2016a). The treatment of multidirectional instability with an exercise program: Part 1. Shoulder & Elbow, 8(4), 271-278. 

Watson, L., Warby, S. A., Balster, S., Lenssen, R., & Pizzari, T. (2016b). The treatment of multidirectional instability with an exercise program: Part 2. Shoulder & Elbow, 0(0), 1-8. 

 Pizzari, T., Hoy, G., Warby, S. A., Watson, L. A., Sadi, J., & Balster, S. (2017). A comprehensive rehabilitation program for posterior instability of the shoulder. Journal of Hand Therapy, 30(182-192).

 

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