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), and at Royal Melbourne Hospital, as the coordinator of the “Back assessment clinic”. He was previously also 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 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.