Liam Robinson - APA Sports Physiotherapist
- Masters of Sports Physiotherapy
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy
- Post Grad Diploma of Physiotherapy (Sports)
- Member Australian Physiotherapy Association
- Member Sports Physiotherapy Australia
- Physiotherapist at Melbourne Rebels Rising
- Strength & Conditioning Coach Accredited (ASCA Level 1)
Liam consults from the Essendon clinic on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Liam joined Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy in early 2015. Originally from the UK, he graduated from York University in 2008 before moving to Melbourne in 2010. He is currently completing his post-graduate Master of Sports Physiotherapy via the University of Bath (UK). Liam has gained his experience in a number of clinical settings including both the public and private healthcare systems in the UK and Australia. He has always maintained an interest working in the sports field and this is now where his passion lies.
After gaining UK sporting experience working within soccer and rugby union, Liam has been working as part of the Academy Medical Team at the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby Club since he arrived in 2010, gaining invaluable experience within a professional sporting organisation across all areas of player injury management and game day responsibilities.
On the back of this, 2014 was a busy year for Liam, as not only did he work as a contracted physiotherapist for UK Sport at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but he also provided physiotherapy services at the Australian Masters Games and secured an annual lead role with the Georgian U20s rugby union squad which offers him international clinical experience. After being the assistant physiotherapist in 2014 to the more local Melbourne Rising squad which runs in the Rebels off-season, Liam this year has been named the lead physiotherapist and is excited about the challenges that will bring.
In addition, Liam is the Xavier College physiotherapist and looks after the schools rugby, rowing and athletics programs, often travelling with these squads as they compete around Australia. Subsequently, Liam’s clinical interest therefore covers an array of conditions and his experiences have allowed him to not only develop his hands on approach to injury management but also within exercise based therapies, functional based rehabilitation and post-operative management of injury. His goal however remains the same and he is strictly focused to progressing his patients back to their maximum potential, in a timely manner.
Liam has completed his thesis on ‘muscle fatigue characteristics’ in rugby union and has recently been awarded the prestigious title of APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist in 2017.
In his spare time, Liam enjoys photography and getting the best out of his various cameras, keeping friends and family from the UK up to date with his life. He is always keen to hear of new places to explore.