Dr. Tim Sayer

Dr. Tim Sayer is an experienced academic physiotherapist at Melbourne CBD Physio, having worked at European and Australian universities educating future physiotherapists. Tim holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) degrees from The University of Melbourne. He combines his academic role at The University of Melbourne with his clinical interest in our Melbourne CBD clinic.

While Tim is trained to consult on all musculoskeletal injuries, he is the clinic’s expert on knee-related injuries. With our industry leading rehabilitation equipment, he will optimise outcomes for patients with Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury, patellofemoral pain, osteoarthritis, total or partial knee replacements and tendon pathologies. He cares greatly about ensuring outcomes for all patients are diagnosed and treated professionally and efficiently to ensure an early return to their normal activities as quickly as possible.

Tim is also passionate about sports medicine research, which is why he maintains an active research role at The University of Melbourne. He was previously awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) scholarship to complete his PhD and currently collaborates with researchers from the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM) at The University of Melbourne. In his research career, Tim has presented at national sports medicine conferences, published in the prestigious medical journal Nature, and more recently in the American sport medicine journal ‘Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise’. Tim is committed to publishing further research in the field of knee injuries to progressively improve patient outcomes.

For the avid golfer, Tim is also a certified Titleist Professional Institute (TPI) member, which in combination with his in-depth human movement understanding give him the ability to physically screen golfers to address injury and/ improve performance goals. Having played competitively for years as a junior himself and coming from a golfing family with strong links to Kingston Heath Golf Club, he is fully aware of the length avid golfers will go to improve their game!

When Tim is away from the clinic and university, you’ll likely find him somewhere across Melbourne on his bike with ‘The King’s Men’ (TKM) cycling group or with his wife and young son enjoying a Melbourne lifestyle.