Quick Links

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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and Maly MR. (2009). Developing an estimate of daily cumulative loading for the knee: Examining test-retest reliability. Gait & Posture, 30(4): 497-501.