Melbourne CDB Physiotherapy

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Nick Cross

Managing Director

Senior Physiotherapist | Exercise Physiologist

Nick Cross is highly skilled at treating musculoskeletal injuries, and is the clinic lead when it comes to the treatment and management of tendon injuries, and injuries in the foot and ankle. In 2020 Nick commenced research with world renowned researchers on the topic of tendon treatment through La Trobe University, and is a research lead on several global studies. This desire to answer clinical questions came after years of surgical observation, and working with athletes who sought advice and treatment specifically in the foot and ankle.

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

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Physiotherapy Positions 

  • Clinical Director, Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy
  • Tour Physiotherapist, Athletics Australia
  • Medical Classifier, Athletics Australia
  • Researcher, La Trobe University
  • Sports Committee Member (Victoria), 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


  • Foot and Ankle Surgery and Rehabilitation
  • Runners and Elite Athletes: Strength and Conditioning programs, load management, return to run programs, speed development
  • Tendinopathy (Achilles and Hamstring)
  • Hip and Groin Injury
  • Shoulder Injury

About Nick

Nick Cross is a leading physiotherapist in Melbourne. Nick holds degrees in Sport Science, a Masters in Exercise Physiology (Exercise Rehabilitation), a Doctor of Physiotherapy and is completing his final year of Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. During his Master’s studies, Nick has been one of the program’s top academics, and gained further clinical experience at the Australian Ballet and Hawthorn Football Club. In addition to his 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. Nick 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 clubs High-Performance Manager for the club 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. When running semi-professionally Nick 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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Research & Publications

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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