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Shawn Robbins

Shawn Robbins 
Position: Assistant Professor; Chercheur régulier, C.R.I.R. (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation) du Montréal métropolitain www.crir.ca

Building: Hosmer House, 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

Office Room: H308

Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5

Office Phone: 514-398-4400 ext 00720

Fax: 514-398-6360

shawn [dot] robbins [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 

Education: BSc (PT) University of Western Ontario; PhD (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) UWO; Post-Doctoral fellowship (School of Physiotherapy) Dalhousie University.

Teaching: Introduction to Biomechanics in Rehabilitation Sciences

Research keywords:

Osteoarthritis, anterior cruciate ligament, biomechanics, physical therapy, clinical measures, intervention

Research Interests:

Dr. Robbins' research utilizes biomechanical and clinical measures to assess orthopaedic health conditions in both clinical and laboratory settings. He also examines interventions used to treat these conditions.

Selected Publications:

Robbins SM, Rastogi R, Howard J, Rosedale R (2014). Comparison of measurement properties of the P4 pain scale and disease specific pain measures in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 22(6), 805-812.

Rosedale R, Rastogi R, May S, Chesworth B, Filice F, Willis S, Howard J, Naudie D, Robbins SM (2014). Efficacy of the McKenzie System of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44(3), 173-181.

Robbins SM, Rastogi R, McLaughlin TL (2014). Predicting acute recovery of physical function following total knee arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 29(2), 299-303. 

Robbins SM, Jones GR, Birmingham TB, Maly M (2013). Quantity and quality of physical activity are influenced by outdoor temperature in people with knee osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy Canada, 65(3), 248-254.

Robbins SM, Astephen-Wilson JL, Rutherford DJ, Hubley-Kozey CL (2013). Reliability of principal components and discrete parameters of knee angle and moment gait waveforms in individuals with moderate knee osteoarthritis. Gait & Posture, 38(3), 421-427. 

Hubley-Kozey CL, Robbins SM, Rutherford DJ, Stanish WE (2013). Reliability of surface electromyographic recordings during walking in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23(2), 334-341.

Maly MR, Robbins SM, Stratford PW, Birmingham TB, Callaghan JP (2013). Cumulative knee adductor load distinguishes between healthy and osteoarthritic knees-A proof of principle study. Gait & Posture, 37(3), 397-401.

Alcock GK, Werstine MS, Robbins SM, Stratford PW. (2012) Longitudinal changes in the Lower Extremity Functional Scale following anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 22(3),234-9.

Robbins SM, Birmingham TB, Callaghan JP, Jones GR, Chesworth BM, Maly MR. (2011) Association of pain with frequency and magnitude of knee loading in osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care & Research 63(7),991-7.

Robbins SM, Clark JM, Maly MR. (2011) Longitudinal gait and strength changes prior to and following an anterior cruciate ligament rupture and surgical reconstruction: a case report. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 41(3),191-9,

Robbins SM, Maly MR. (2009) The effect of gait speed on the knee adduction moment depends on the waveform summary measures. Gait & Posture 30(4),543-6.

Robbins SM, Birmingham TB, Jones GR, Callaghan JP, Maly MR. (2009) Developing an estimate of daily cumulative loading for the knee: examining test-retest reliability. Gait & Posture 30(4),497-501.