Shawn Robbins, pht., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University,
Researcher, CRIR–Lethridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, Constance-Lethbridge Site, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Phone: 514 398-4400 (00720)



  • B.Sc., Physiotherapy, University of Western Ontario, 2001
  • Ph.D., Health and Rehabilitation Science, University of Western Ontario, 2010
  • Postdoctorate, Physiotherapy, Dalhousie University, 2012

Research interests

Evaluting health conditions using biomechanical and clinical measures; recovery from arthoplasty or ligament reconstruction; treatments for knee osteoarthritis.

Research laboratory

Clinical Integration of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (CLIMB) Lab

Selected publications

Robbins, S.M., Bodnar, C., Donatien, P., Mirza, R., Zhao, Z. Y., Hoeber, S., . . . Shrier, I. (In press 2020 (Online ahead of print)). The influence of time of season on injury rates and the epidemiology of Canadian football injuries. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine[doi]

Robbins, S.M., Renaud, P.J. & Pearsall, D.J. (2021). Principal component analysis identifies differences in ice hockey skating stride between high- and low-calibre players. Sports Biomechanics, 20(2), 131-149.  [doi]

Robbins, S.M., Gomes, S.K., Huk, O.L., Zukor, D.J. & Antoniou, J. (2020). The influence of lateral and posterior total hip arthroplasty approaches on muscle activation and joint mechanics during gait. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 35(7), 1891-1899. [doi]

Robbins, S. M., Abram, F., Boily, M., Pelletier, J. P. & Martel-Pelletier, J. (2019). Relationship between alignment and cartilage thickness in patients with non-traumatic and post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 27(4), 630-637. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Robbins, S.M., Morelli, M., Martineau, P.A., St-Onge, N., Boily, M., Dimentberg, R. & Antoniou, J. (2019). A comparison of muscle activation and knee mechanics during gait between patients with non-traumatic and post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 27(7), 1033-1042. [doi] OPEN ACCESS



Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Theme 2: Physical and Cognitive Activities

Research Site

CRIR – Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (Constance-Lethbridge site), CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

University Affiliation