Meredith Watson • Physiotherapist

I completed my Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 1998 before commencing work at Goulbourn Valley Health for 2 years. I then moved to the United Kingdom and gained a further 3 years of Physiotherapy experience.

Upon returning to Australia in 2003, I commenced working at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). While at RCH I assessed and treated newborn babies through to adolescents across a variety of Paediatric specialised clinics including; Plagiocephaly, Limb Reconstruction, Limb Deficiency, Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy, Burns and Spina Bifida. I also managed children with a range of conditions including Cerebral Palsy following both acute interventions and rehabilitation following surgery.

Following my time at RCH I took the opportunity to develop and implement a new Paediatric Orthopaedic service at Western Health. I currently work at the Hip Dysplasia Clinic and Adolescent Sports Injury Clinic at St Vincent’s Private Hospital and in Private Practice.

In addition to my clinical work, I have taught the paediatric component of the La Trobe University Physiotherapy degree over several years and have provided guest lectures at Melbourne University. I completed a Masters in Public Health in 2008 and an Advanced Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapy course at RCH also in 2008.