Ross Lenssen – Physiotherapist

Ross 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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

He is a member of Shoulder & Elbow Physiotherapists Australia (SEPA), and has a special interest in back, neck and shoulder injuries, which make up the large majority of his caseload.  However he does treat other lower limb and upper limb injuries as required.

Ross has worked with Spinal Management Clinics of Victoria, which is a selected group of physiotherapists that have expert knowledge in Low Back Pain assessment and management.  He has well developed manual therapy skills and a specialised knowledge of spinal diagnosis and rehabilitation.  Furthermore, Ross has taken part in a large, three yearlong lower back pain research project, which was completed in 2012. Ross has not been able to continue with Spinal Management Clinics of Victoria as he has dedicated that time to commence his own clinical doctorate research project.

Ross has a close working relationship with Lyn Watson [link to Lyn] since early 2009. Lyn has closely mentored Ross with regards to diagnosing and managing shoulder injuries and he is now a well-established shoulder physiotherapist and a member of SEPA.

Ross has facilitated Lyn with her PhD research and tutors regularly where she teaches. As of 2014 Ross has also started teaching some of the Level 1 shoulder courses. He also taught at the APA conference in Melbourne 2013 and on the APA Sports Levels courses in Melbourne 2013 and 2014.

Through working with Lyn, Ross has developed relationships with the shoulder surgeons at the Melbourne Orthopedic Group. He manages many of Lyn Watson's clients, particularly when she is away teaching or is temporarily unavailable.

Ross commenced his own professional Doctorate in 2013 on shoulders and is currently working on completing a systematic review. He is also involved in assisting another PhD student at La Trobe University in a randomized controlled trial about mulitdirectional instability of the shoulder, and in 2006 Ross managed a New Zealand provincial rugby sports team gaining invaluable experience in on-field injury assessment & treatment.

Outside of physiotherapy Ross enjoys distance running (marathon 2010), rugby union, snowboarding & having a good laugh.