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Sarah Warby

Sarah Warby

Sarah Warby graduated from La Trobe University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours and completed her P.h.D in 2016. Sarah has worked in private sports clinics in Melbourne, Wimbledon Greenwich, and for the British Military of Defence in the United Kingdom. Sarah has been working with Lyn Watson and the Melbourne Shoulder Group since 2012 and has a keen interest in treating all types of shoulder problems, with a particular expertise in the treatment of shoulder instability. Sarah is passionate about helping patients to reduce pain, enhance participation in activity or sport and improve quality of life. Sarah implements a variety of techniques to treat her shoulder patients including motor-control training, muscle strengthening and brain re-education.

As well as her clinical practice, Sarah is passionate about innovative shoulder research that aims to improve the treatment of shoulder conditions. Sarah’s honours thesis in electrical stimulation of the shoulder was awarded the Bernard Retcher Research Prize in 2007. 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 Multidirectional instability of the shoulder. This research was a world first and was awarded the 2016 Sports Medicine Australia ASICS medal.

Sarah assists in the coordination and development of numerous shoulder projects with Lyn Watson, Melbourne Shoulder Group, Melbourne Orthopaedic Group, La Trobe University, Swinburne University and Victoria House Medical Imaging. Sarah is a shoulder tutor on the sports masters course at La Trobe University and enjoys tutoring and assisting on the Lyn Watson shoulder courses. Sarah is a co-supervisor of Ross Lenssen’s doctoral thesis and Danial Verdon’s master’s thesis. Sarah is also a research coordinator for shoulder orthopaedic surgeon Mr Greg Hoy.

Sarah has authored and co-authored a number a publications in reputable journals (see Melbourne Shoulder Group publication list)

Affiliations:
Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapists Australasia (SEPA)
Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

Awards:
2016 ASICS Medal
2007 David Myers Medal
2007 Benard Retcher Research Prize
2007 Physiotherapy Award

Publications:
Hoy, G., Yalizis, M., Smith, M., Anderson, H., & Warby, S. A. (2019). Reconstruction of the Acromioclavicular Joint With 360-degree Control. Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, 20(3), 96-103. doi:10.1097/BTE.0000000000000167

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, 1-11. doi:10.1177/0363546517734508

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

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. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2013.08.006

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. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2015-094970

Warby, S. A., Watson, L., Ford, J. J., Hahne, A. J., & Pizzari, T. (2016). Multidirectional instability of the glenohumeral joint: Aetiology, classification, assessment and management. Journal of Hand Therapy 30, 182-192. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.007

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

Watson, L. A., Balster, S., Warby, S. A., Sadi, J., Hoy, G., & Pizzari, T. (2017). A comprehensive rehabilitation program for posterior instability of the shoulder. Journal of Hand Therapy, 30, 182-192. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.007