About Dr Robert Russo

Robert has beginnings in physiotherapy and musculoskeletal health from 1995, however obtained his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2007 in the specialty of Rheumatology and subsequently in the field of Nuclear Medicine.

He began working with BJC Health in 2007 treating a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, with a special interest in non-inflammatory rheumatic diseases, Rheumatoid arthritis, and sporting injuries, the latter of which he maintains through his role as the medical director of the West Harbour Rugby Union club.

Robert practices his nuclear medicine at the Concord Hospital as a staff specialist, where he is undertaking research in the application of Nuclear Imaging in the Rheumatic diseases. He also holds the position of Director of Medical Education, where he is responsible for the education program of the junior medical officers.

Robert has presented at a number of state and national meetings on a variety of topics and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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BJC's Connected Care Model and How it Helps You

Arthritis requires an Integrated Approach. We call this Connected Care. This approach has come about because our main objective has always been to treat the whole person, not just the site of pain. We achieve this by encouraging our specialists and allied health professionals to work together in connecting the treatment of our clients’ health issues where appropriate.

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Videos By Robert

Modified Schober's Test for Ankylosing Spondylitis


Lumbar Spine Side Flexion test for Ankylosing Spondylitis


Hip Abduction Test for Ankylosing Spondylitis


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The Latest From Robert

Knuckle Cracking: To Crack or Not to Crack

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