Beddington Physiotherapist

Rob has been a Physiotherapist at Nose Creek Sport Physiotherapy since 2001. He graduated from McGill University with a BSc PT in 1996. He obtained an advanced Orthopaedic Manual Therapy diploma with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2003 and completed a Master’s degree in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2008. Rob focuses on the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic injuries, with a particular interest in acute and chronic spinal rehabilitation, headaches and running injuries. Rob often provides consultation, assessment and treatment for spinal pain syndromes which have not responded to previous conventional treatment. He has experience with patients undergoing spinal facet joint injections, prolotherapy and other multidisciplinary procedures.

In addition to his primary caseload of spinal rehabilitation, Rob administers a running evaluation program for people struggling with running injuries. Rob is registered with the College of Physical Therapists of Alberta as an Injury Management Consultant, and is also registered to provide Acupuncture, Intramuscular Stimulation and Spinal Manipulation. Rob has worked internationally in New Zealand and as a volunteer at a community rehabilitation centre in southern Mexico. He is fluent in English and French and also speaks Spanish. Outside of work he likes to spend his time skiing, running, cycling and canoeing.

Clinical Interests:

● Chronic spinal pain, headaches and running injuries

● Interventional Radiology Consultant

● Running Evaluation Program


  • I went in for a run evaluation with Robert and left the clinic a better runner than when I came in. I'm a seasoned runner but through video analysis he pinpointed one small item in my form which has unsurprisingly increased my running efficiency. Also, his body scan identified two small deficiencies; a weak left ankle and excessive tightness in my left hip. Given exercises and stretches to work on to improve these areas, I'm sure my running will improve even further. Thanks Rob!
    Thomas Penkala

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