Dr Robert Laird


Rob Laird is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy) with post graduate qualifications in both musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Rob specializes in the management of persistent spinal pain (back and neck). He works clinically at SuperSpine, and in a mentoring/teaching role at Royal Melbourne Hospital. He also has a role as a clinical panel member for WorkSafe Victoria and as a clinical examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He was previously at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne, in an advanced practice role in their Neurosurgical clinic for 12 years.
Rob completed a PhD (Monash University) in 2019 on developing assessment and treatment methods using movement sensor technology to measure, monitor and modify movement patterns that are associated with low back pain. He now lectures/teaches on spinal anatomy, lumbar spine management, motor control and spinal imaging at La Trobe University, at the University of Melbourne and at Royal Melbourne Hospital
In non-work mode, Rob spends time playing with grandchildren, technology, sailing and watersports. From racing small sailing dinghies, to crossing Bass Strait on a jet ski, or attempting fishing, (mostly unsuccessful), Rob still enjoys being on the water.