About Claire

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Claire Robertson qualified in 1994 with a BSc(hons) Physiotherapy. She has since obtained her MSc Physiotherapy, in 2003, and PGCE in 2006. Claire has worked in the NHS, academia and private practice, and currently runs a specialist patellofemoral clinic at Wimbledon Clinics spending an hour per patient and liaising closely with their treating clinician. Claire is also the physiotherapist for the Warren Smith ski academy.

Claire has lectured internationally and has many research papers and editorials published in internationally peer-reviewed journals. She is also a reviewer herself for Physiotherapy Research International, Physical Therapy in Sport, Clinical Anatomy and Physiotherapy. Claire runs her own post-graduate course on patellofemoral problems for physiotherapists.


In December 2012 Claire was awarded a research grant by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation to investigate the meaning of crepitus to patients with patellofemoral pain.

Claire sits on the committee for the British Patellofemoral Society and is on the sub-committee of BASK (British Association for Surgery of the Knee) for developing best practice guidelines for patella instability.

Claire has always enjoyed sport and played tennis to GB standard as a junior. She has a love of all outdoor sports, particularly skiing and hiking. She has two children and understands the difficulties of combining rehabilitation with a busy life!




Accreditations / Qualifications





BSc (hons) Physiotherapy

Sheffield Hallam University


MSc Physiotherapy

University of East London


PGCE teaching & Learning in Higher Education

Kingston University




09 / 11 / 2006

26 / 03 / 2007

28 / 10 / 2010

07 / 12 / 2010

29 / 09 / 2013

05 / 05 / 2014

05 / 05 / 2014

02 / 03 / 2015

08 / 03 / 2016

03 / 02 / 2017

09 / 06 / 2017

10 / 07 / 2017

22 / 10 / 2018

01 / 07 / 2021

01 / 02 / 2022

20 / 02 / 2023


  • When Claire was recommended to me I'd been having knee problems for over two years. The product of her clear diagnostics and advice reassured me and meant that just a few months later I completed a 300 mile hike and ran my first half marathon. It feels wonderful not to worry about my knee every day and that is thanks to Claire. 

    Phoebe Wakefield
  • Claire delivers a highly informative and excellent value for money one day  course. Claire’s wealth of experience through her own clinical practice, research and teaching makes this one day course a must on the CPD calendar. A great mixture of relevant theory and practical’s on her one day course has instantly enhanced my own clinical practice to the benefit of my patients. Many Thanks Claire
    Nick Varns BSc, MHPC, MCSP, MAACP Senior Physiotherapist and Partner Nick Varns Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic
  • I attended a day course on PFJP with Claire Robertson recently and I found her "hands on approach" extremely helpful and informative. I went back to my daily clinical practice and felt like my missing piece on the knee jigsaw had been found.
    Jose Marcelino ESP and Private Practitioner

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