About Dr Rob Collins

Dr Rob Collins qualified as a medical practitioner at the University of Witwatersrand in 1993
and began his career as a GP. He was in GP practice for 10 years before he studied Sports
Medicine at the University of Pretoria.

He completed his MSc. (Sports Medicine) in 2006 and went on to be a lecturer and examiner
in the department, as well as an external examiner in Sports Medicine at Wits, Cape Town
and Free State Universities. He has published multiple articles in medical literature, and has
presented at many local and international congresses.

Rob has been the Lions Super Rugby and Currie Cup senior team physician since 2010, and is
currently the head of performance excellence at the Lions Rugby Company. He has worked
for SA Rugby as the team physician for the SA’A’ rugby team and is actively involved in the
SA Rugby medical committee.

He was an Exco member of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) from
2010 to 2014, and has been disciplinary tribunal member of the South African Institute for
Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) since 2011.

His is interested in all aspects of sports and exercise medicine, but has special interests in
injury prevention strategies; load management in injury prevention; hyperbaric therapy and
biological methods of decreasing injury time; tendon injuries; concussion and head injuries.
He played rugby at school and university, but now prefers cycling, having moved from road
cycling (where he completed 12 Argus and 94.7 cycle races in reasonable times) to mountain
biking more recently.

He has an active interest in all sports and tries to assist all patients in remaining as active as
possible through managing their musculo-skeletal issues.

Contact Dr Rob Collins

011 442 8233

072 808 0698 (WhatsApp)


9 Sturdee Avenue Rosebank Johannesburg South Africa 2196