Dr. Robin Orr: Load Carriage and tactical fitness [Interview]
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[Interview with Dr. Rob Orr]
Dr. Robin Orr joins us on the TFR Strength and Conditioning Podcast from Australia to talk about load carriage and tactical fitness. Dr. Orr serves as the co-lead of the Bond University Tactical Research Unit. His passion is researching the impacts of load carriage on tactical professionals and holds a doctoral degree in the subject. His bio, as per the Bond University website, states “Rob joined the Australian Army as an infantry soldier before transferring to the Defence Force Physical Training Instructor (PTI) stream. As a PTI, Rob designed, developed, instructed and audited physical training programs for military personnel from both Australian and foreign defense forces. Posted to the Australian Defence Force Physical Training Instructor School he developed and delivered modules on the Combat Fitness Leader Course, The Basic PTI and Advanced PTI courses. Following completion of his master’s degree in physiotherapy, Rob served as a military physiotherapist where his role included the clinical rehabilitation and project management of physical conditioning optimisation reviews. Serving as the Human Performance Officer for the Royal Military College and Special Operations units before joining the team at Bond University in 2012, Rob continues to serve in the Army Reserve as a Human Performance Officer and as a sessional presenter.
As co-lead of the Bond University Tactical Research Unit, Rob’s fields of research include the physical conditioning and injury prevention of tactical personnel from trainees to specialists. With a doctoral degree in tactical load carriage, Rob’s passion is researching the impacts of load carriage on tactical personnel.
Rob is the educational director of Tactical Strength and Conditioning – Australia and is the section editor for the Australian Strength and Conditioning Journal and editor for the NSCA TSAC Report.”