Trained in Lyon, France I have 30 years of practical experience in gait, biomechanics and making orthotics. In that time I have worked with many sports professionals and cared for many more people whose condition required a thorough assessment and the provision of unique custom orthotics.
During my 30 years experience, I spent 6 years working in the Research and Development of SIDAS France (Con’formable, Podiatech). SIDAS is a leader in sports podiatry, specialising in the use of advanced moulding technologies and heat sensitive materials.
My work at SIDAS gave me the opportunity to work closely with numerous elite athletes from a wide range of sports as well as the doctors, physiotherapists and health professionals supporting sports teams and individuals. It allowed me to develop my own unique techniques and approach, finding the best solutions for optimum performance, comfort and stability. This is at the heart of the work I do today.
I qualified in 2014 at the University of Southampton, graduating with first-class honours. Following this I completed an Arthritis Research UK (Versus Arthritis) internship in Triathlon Injury at the University of Leeds and completed a Masters in Clinical and Health Research as part of the NIHR Clinical Academic Training scheme focused on footwear. I hold a Specialist NHS post in MSK for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in Greenwich. I also previously worked in Orthopaedics at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust and led the rheumatology podiatry service at King’s College Hospital.
As a podiatrist, I am qualified to assess and manage problems of the foot and ankle. I have a strong interest in sporting injury, particularly in endurance athletes such as runners and triathletes and has worked with elite athletes as part of the London Marathon medical team and with ultra-marathon runners and walkers at the Action Challenge ultra-marathon events both in the UK and abroad. I have worked with premiership footballers, elite runners and professional ballet dancers as well as many amateur and recreational athletes.
I gained membership of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow by examination in 2018, and was elected as a member of the faculty executive board in 2019 and have since been appointed as the Director of Communications for the Faculty. I am a member of the College of Podiatry and am HCPC registered.
Rob has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of complex musculoskeletal and sports injuries. He has worked with both amateur and professional sports people, including Crystal Palace FC and several Olympic athletes.
Rob holds a BSc in Podiatric Medicine, a Post Graduate Certificate in Podiatric Sports Medicine from the Queen Mary University of London, and a master's degree in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery. He is also accredited to perform steroid injections, skin surgery procedures, such as excisional biopsies and advanced nail surgery procedures. Outside of work Rob is a keen sportsman and loves playing football, going to the gym and surfing.