SPECIALIST MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST
(as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy)
Rob Laird is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist, FACP, PhD (Monash University) and clinician at Superspine. He has post graduate qualifications in both musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy (1986, 1997). Rob specializes in the management of spinal (back and neck). He also works as a consultant specialist physiotherapist in private practice, and in an advanced practitioner role at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne,(neurosurgery clinic).
Rob recently completed a PhD (Monash University), developing assessment, diagnostic 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.