Robin graduated as a physiotherapist from Sydney University in 1985, embarking on an infinite “learning journey”, aiming always to alchemize her knowledge and skill base into effective outcomes for her patients. Never shy to be out of her comfort zone in order to learn, she has worked with leading sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and various types of expert therapists around the world.
In 1988 Robin commenced private practice with the RAAF. During this time she became interested in lumbo-pelvic mechanics, with her clinical focus shifting heavily to track and field athletes, leg injuries and low back pain. She has extensive postgraduate training in these areas and has been involved with several international sporting teams, particularly in relation to speed athletes. She has been involved with the management of novice to elite level runners and track & field athletes for many years.
In 1996 Robin moved to Hong Kong and established SportsphysioHK, a very successful private practice in the Hong Kong CBD. This clinic was part of the umbrella company Hong Kong Surgical Specialists, which she co-directed with 5 surgeons. This was a sports, spinal, surgical orthopaedic and women’s health clinic. Robin is fascinated by Japanese martial arts and whilst in Asia was lucky to work closely with internationally known screen martial artists.
Over the last 15 years she has developed a special interest in the pelvic floor particularly management of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and intra-pelvic pain. She gained post- graduate qualifications in pelvic floor rehabilitation from Melbourne University in 2000. Robin is also a Barefoot Training Specialist and a Level 2 Institute of Motion Coach.
Clinically she manages all conditions but has a special focus on low back and pelvic pain, chronic spinal pain, respiratory disease and pelvic floor dysfunction. She still enjoys gait analysis and managing running type issues.
Teaching is a passion and she runs courses for patients and health/fitness professionals around the world.
In her spare time she is the empty nest mother of Imogen and the unpaid farmhand for husband Mike on their rural property in Yandina Creek.
B. App.Sc. (Physio) Cumberland College of Health Sciences (Sydney University) 1985
Post Grad Cert in Continence Management and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation (Melbourne University) 2000
Biokinetic Exercise Technique Instructor (Pilates) 1997
Barefoot Training Specialist
Institute of Motion Level 2 Coach
Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Member Continence & Women’s Health Special Interest Group, Australian Physiotherapy Association
Member of the International Continence Society.
PIA: The Pelvic Dysfunction Association of Australia.
The International Pelvic Pain Society