Dr Shane Watterson profile
In addition to being a registered chiropractor with 5 years university level training, first graduating in 1989, Dr Watterson (chiro) has recently completed an extra 3 years post-graduate university training at RMIT University.
He graduated with 2 year Grad. Dip. in 2008 with Distinction and then completed an additional year at RMIT University, graduating with a Masters Degree in Chiropractic Science in 2010.
Dr. Watterson has over 8 years of University level study & training.
Dr. Watterson has over 23 years of clinical ‘hands on experience’ in Biomechanical medicine treating back, neck, headaches and a diversity of other muscular-skeletal problems.
All up since commencing the Human Chiropractic university program in 1984 Dr Watterson has some 29 years of combined study and practical experience in the field of Spinal & Neuromusculoskeletal care
Member of the International Paediatric Chiropractic Association
Dr Watterson has a passion for the outdoors & nature- beach, mountains, horse riding and photography.
In addition to being a fully qualified Human Chiropractor he is also a fully qualified Animal chiropractor (i.e. Canine Chiropractor, Equine Chiropractor & Marsupial Chiropractor).
He has cared for injured marsupials such as orphaned Kangaroos and worked along side Sam the Koala of the Black Saturday Bushfires.
He spent a lot to time working next to Sam the Koala while doing voluntary work proving rehabilitation (marsupial joint manipulation & muscle massage) as part of a fellow Koalas post surgical rehabilitation.
He also has a strong interested in botany, horticulture and gardening, with a specific interest in Spinal and Musculoskeletal care while gardening. He has been a guest on the 3AW’s Smart garden program discussing this topic of Spinal and Musculoskeletal care in relation to gardening activities.
His interest in botany, herbal medicine & natural health care, also lead to him completing Animal Herbal Medicine programs at the National College of Natural Medicine- Herbal Medicine for Horses (Equine) cert. in 2008 and Herbal Medicine for Companion Animals (Canine) cert. in 2013.
Dr. Watterson is also interested in the relationship between the interaction of people with nature, and the positive impact this may have on their health & wellbeing. To this end, in 2006 he completed the Community & Therapeutic Horticulture cert. at the University of Melbourne.