SPECIALIST MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST APAM, FACP, PhD
Rob Laird is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy) with post graduate qualifications in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Rob specializes in the management of persistent spinal pain (back and neck). He works in private practice (SuperSpine), at Royal Melbourne Hospital, as the coordinator of the “Back assessment clinic”, and at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne, in an advanced practice role in their Neurosurgical clinic.
Rob recently completed a PhD (Monash University) on developing assessment and treatment methods using new technology to measure, monitor and modify movement patterns that are associated with low back pain. He also lectures/teaches on spinal anatomy, lumbar spine management, motor control and spinal imaging.
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 enjoys being on the water.