Nick Cross

Nick Cross

Clinical Director

Clinical Director | Consultant APA Sport & Exercise Physiotherapist | Exercise Physiologist

Nick Cross, Sports Physiotherapist, is a highly skilled clinician in treating musculoskeletal injuries and serves as the clinic lead for the treatment and management of tendon injuries, as well as injuries in the foot and ankle. In 2020, Nick Cross Sports Physiotherapist commenced research with world-renowned researchers on tendon treatment at La Trobe University and is currently a research lead on several global studies. This aspiration to resolve clinical questions arose after years of surgical observation and working with athletes who sought advice and treatment specifically for foot and ankle issues.

Nick’s extensive education and clinical experience make him a highly sought-after clinician. It also endows him with the skills to accurately diagnose and design an effective treatment plan to not only reduce pain but also to rehabilitate, restore function, and improve performance.

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​Nick Cross

  • Clinical Director, Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Tour Physiotherapist, Athletics Australia
  • Medical Classifier, Athletics Australia
  • Researcher, La Trobe University
  • Previous Committee Chair, Sports Physiotherapy group, Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Masters of Sports Physiotherapy, La Trobe University
  • Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy, La Trobe University
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne
  • Masters of Applied Science (Exercise Rehabilitation), Victoria University
  • Diploma of Remedial Therapy, Victoria University
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement, Victoria University
Clinical Director | Consultant APA Sport & Exercise Physiotherapist | Exercise Physiologist

ABOUT Nick Cross

Nick Cross is a leading Physiotherapist in Melbourne. He holds degrees in Sport Science, a Masters in Exercise Physiology (Exercise Rehabilitation), is a Doctor of Physiotherapy and is completing his final year of Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. During his Masters studies, Nick has been one of the program’s top academics, gaining further clinical experience at the Australian Ballet and Hawthorn Football Club. In addition to  formal studies, Nick is also involved in academic research. His primary research is in management of the foot and ankle, at the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. Nick also conducts research with colleague and leading knee physiotherapist Dr. Tim Sayer at The University of Melbourne on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) pathology and rehabilitation.

Nick regularly tours with Athletics Australia, Australian University Sport, as well as Queensland and Victorian state teams. He is also a clinical educator in these sporting teams as well as a para-athletics medical classifier.

Prior to his involvement in track and field, Nick was physiotherapist through AFL U/18 NAB league at the Oakleigh Chargers FC.  Nick was the club’s High-Performance Manager between its premiership years over 2013-2015, and oversaw a vast number of players successfully transition to AFL ranks.

Nick has always been passionate about running injuries and high-performance sport. As a semi-professional runner he was twice crowned 400m winner at Stawell athletic club. His most enjoyable win was in 2013 when he took out the backmarkers event. Now having transitioned away from full time training, Nick will tell you he gets the same level of enjoyment seeing his patients achieve their own goals and being part of their journey.

Nick still keeps fit through his love of running, enjoys hitting a golf ball and cycling into clinic.

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Nick has an extensive academic background. He has gained throrough experience tutoring and mentoring undergraduate physiotherapists, presenting clinical knowledge to physios, doctors, coaches and athletes, as well as developing his own sources of research

Through LaTrobe University, Nick and a team of fellow physiotherapists and academics commenced research in 2020 to study the methods of achilles tendinopathy diagnosis amongst physiotherapy practitioners.

If you are reading this as a registered physiotherapist, our tendon research needs your input. Paticipate in Nick’s research here.


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