Dr. Tim Sayer

Dr. Tim Sayer

Managing Director

Managing Director | Consultant Physiotherapist | APA Research Physiotherapist

Dr Tim Sayer is an expert in the diagnosis and management of knee injuries, having completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in physiotherapy related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and patellofemoral (knee cap) pain. He is a titled Research Physiotherapist awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association with current projects investigating return to running and post-traumatic osteoarthritis following ACL injury in collaboration with researchers from Netherlands and France.

Tim is also a passionate educator, maintaining a sessional lecturing role at The University of Melbourne where he inspires the next generation of physiotherapists.

These skills enable him to listen carefully to his patients problems and effectively educate and implement a management plan. While Tim is highly sought after for knee injury management, he also has a keen interest in managing hip, elbow and wrist injuries given his love for sports such as golf and cycling where these joints are frequently injured.

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​Dr. Tim Sayer

  • Managing Director, Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Sessional Lecturer, The University of Melbourne
  • Postdoctoral research (knee), The University of Melbourne
  • Previous Committee member, Sports Physiotherapy group, Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Physiotherapy), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • APA Research Physiotherapist
Managing Director | Consultant Physiotherapist | APA Research Physiotherapist

ABOUT Dr. Tim Sayer

Tim Sayer is an experienced physiotherapist holding a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) degrees from The University of Melbourne. He is a Co-Director at Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy with a wealth of physiotherapy experience, having previously worked in Europe as a physiotherapy educator developing curriculum for new graduates.

He currently conducts knee-related research alongside his colleague Nick Cross with world leading researchers from Australia and Netherlands, sits on the Australian Sports Physiotherapy Association committee and maintains a casual lecturer role within the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at The University of Melbourne.

Tim is also an avid golfer having played competitively as a junior and a member of Kingston Heath Golf Club. He currently manages a number of promising young amateurs on their way to becoming professional. Through his in-depth human movement and sports physiotherapy knowledge, coupled with a certification from the Titleist Professional Institute (TPI), he has the experience to screen golfers, diagnose injuries and provide golf specific rehabilitation and performance programs for any golfer.

Tim’s philosophy to physiotherapy is to listen carefully to patients, comprehensively assess their injury using appropriate metrics, and provide an open and honest plan on how to manage their injury.

The best piece of advice he’s ever received is ‘it’s ok to fail, as long as you’ve learnt from it“. This has taught him to trust his instincts, have a go and if it didn’t work out, use it as an experience to progress in the right direction.

In Tim’s spare time he enjoys being out and about with his wife and three young boys, cycling in Melbourne or playing golf.

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Tim is passionate about sports medicine research, which is why he maintains an active research role at The University of Melbourne and volunteers as a committee member for the Sports and Exercise Group at the Australian Physiotherapy Association, promoting professional development and education pathways for registered and student physiotherapists. He has published a number of journal articles, with a particular focus on rehabilitating ACL injuries.

To view his range of publications, please visit our Publications & Research Page.


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