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Ross Lenssen

Ross Lenssen

Ross Lenssen graduated from Auckland, New Zealand in 2008 and relocated to Melbourne. Ross commenced working with the special interest of managing shoulder and neck injuries. Lyn Watson has closely mentored Ross with regards to diagnosing and managing shoulder injuries since early 2009. Ross is a well-established physiotherapist with substantial expertise in treating shoulders. Ross manages many of Lyn’s clients, particularly when she is away teaching. 

Ross commenced his professional doctorate at La robe University in 2013 and he is a member of SEPA (Shoulder & Elbow Physiotherapists Australasia).

Ross assisted with Lyn’s Doctorate research, Sarah’s PhD research and he tutors/teaches regularly on the shoulder courses run by Lyn Watson and the Melbourne Shoulder Group. Ross has also presented at the APA conference in Melbourne (2013), at the ICSES (international congress of shoulder and elbow surgery) in South Korea (2016), and on the APA sports level 2 course in Melbourne (2013, 2014 and 2019). 

Through working with Lyn, Ross has excellent relationships with radiologists, sports physicians and orthopaedic surgeons within Melbourne.

Ross is a Melbourne Shoulder Group Principle and Founder.

Ross has co-authored in the following publications:

Frietag, J., Lenssen, R., Slimmon, D., Balster, S. (2014). The effect of platelet- rich plasma injections in the non-surgical treatment of a pertial rotator cuff tear. Int J Case Rep Images 2014; 5(7):524-530

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. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1758573216652086

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. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1758573216652087

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). doi:https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013083

Bleichert, S., Renaud, G., MacDermid, J., Watson, L., Faber, K., Lenssen, R., Saulnier, M., Phillips, P., Evans, T., Sadi, J. (2017). Rehabilitation of symptomatic atraumatic degenerative rotator cuff tears: A clinical commentary on assessment and management. Journal of Hand Therapy; 30(2): 125-135.

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. 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