Lyn Watson

Dr Lyn Watson is a Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist (as award by the Australian College of Physiotherapist in 1999) and Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as award by the Australian College of Physiotherapist in 1994) who has been working exclusively in the diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation of shoulder injuries for the past 25 years.

Lyn graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy (Hons) from Latrobe University. She completed her post-graduate training in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1990 and was granted her Sports Physiotherapy title in 2000. Lyn was granted her Professional Doctorate in Physiotherapy from Latrobe University in 2016.

She has been conducting clinically relevant, published research since 1996. She is an Adjunct Professor of Research at Western University, Ontario Canada. She has published her research on Rehabilitation of Multidirectional Instability, Frozen Shoulder & Hydrodilatation, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Glenohumeral Joint Instability, Scapula Biomechanics and Clinical Outcome Measures in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Manual Therapy and British Journal of Sports Medicine (see below). Her most recent research, a rehabilitation Program for MDI, has been validated in a RCT by Sarah Warby.

Lyn is currently working with:

  • shoulder surgeons at Melbourne Orthopaedic Group (Mr Greg Hoy and Mr Shane Barwood) collecting data and researching the long-term clinical outcomes of many common shoulder surgeries and their physiotherapy rehabilitation programs
  • Tania Pizarri at Latrobe University, Melbourne Australia
  • Jacqui Sadi, Joy MacDermid and Ken Faber at Western University, Ontario Canada

She is the physiotherapist to a variety of national and international teams and individual athletes. She has been treating members of 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 the everyday typical shoulder conditions such as rotator cuff pathologies, instability, impingement and the stiff shoulder.

Lyn is an internationally renowned lecturer, course presenter and clinician. 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. She also lectures on the Masters of Manipulative Therapy and Sports Physiotherapy programmes for both Melbourne and Latrobe Universities.