Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy: Experience, Excellence, Results

Tim Sayer

Clinical Director

Senior Physiotherapist

Dr Tim Sayer consults on all musculoskeletal injuries and is the clinic’s expert on knee, hip, golf and cycling injuries. Tim has both strong practical and academic backgrounds, working as a researcher and lecturer at the Univeristy of Melbourne. 

He has particular interests in seeing patients following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, osteoarthritis, joint replacements, patellofemoral (knee cap) pain, hip, elbow, wrist and low back pain.

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Physiotherapy Positions 

  • Clinical Director Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy
  • University of Melbourne – Research and Lecturer
  • Titleist Performance Institute Physiotherapist
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association – Sports Committee Member (Victoria)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Physiotherapy), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Melbourne

About Tim

Tim Sayer is an experienced physiotherapist at Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy, 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 divides his time as a Director at Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy and a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne.

As an avid golfer, Tim is also a certified Titleist Professional Institute (TPI) member, which in combination with his in-depth human movement understanding gives him the ability to physically screen golfers to address injury and improve performance goals.

He has played golf 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!

You’ll find me in my spare time enjoying time with my wife and two young boys, cycling somewhere in Melbourne or playing golf. 

My 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 I’ve received is  ‘it’s ok to fail, as long as you’ve learnt from it“. This has taught me to trust my instincts, have a go and if it didn’t work out, use it as an experience to progress in the right direction. 

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Research

Publications

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.

Journals
  •  Running-related muscle activation patterns and tibial acceleration across puberty (2020) 

– Sayer, T. A., Hinman, R. S., Paterson, K. L., Bennell, K. L., Hall, M., Allison, K., & Bryant, A. L. (2020). Running-related muscle activation patterns and tibial acceleration across puberty. Journal of electromyography and kinesiology: Official Journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, 50, 102381. [Read Here]

  • Functional Brain Plasticity Associated with ACL Injury: A Scoping Review of Current Evidence (2019) 

– Neto, T., Sayer, T., Theisen, D., & Mierau, A. (2019). Functional Brain Plasticity Associated with ACL Injury: A Scoping Review of Current Evidence. Neural plasticity, 2019, 3480512. [Read Here]

  • Differences and mechanisms underpinning a change in the knee flexion moment while running in stability and neutral footwear among young females (2019) 

– Sayer, T., Hinman, R., Paterson, K., Bennell, K., Fortin, K., Kasza, J., & Bryant, A. (2019). Differences and mechanisms underpinning a change in the knee flexion moment while running in stability and neutral footwear among young females. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 12. [Read Here]

  • Differences in Hip and Knee Landing Moments across Female Pubertal Development (2019) 

– Sayer, T. A., Hinman, R. S., Paterson, K. L., Bennell, K. L., Fortin, K., Timmi, A., Pivonka, P., & Bryant, A. L. (2019). Differences in Hip and Knee Landing Moments across Female Pubertal Development. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 51(1), 123–131. [Read Here]

  • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Research (2017) 

– Dobson, F., Hinman, R. S., Hall, M., Marshall, C. J., Sayer, T., Anderson, C., Newcomb, N., Stratford, P. W., & Bennell, K. L. (2017). Reliability and measurement error of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) recommended performance-based tests of physical function in people with hip and knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and cartilage, 25(11), 1792–1796. [Read Here]

  • Effect of high and low-supportive footwear on female tri-planar knee moments during single limb landing (2018)

– Sayer, T. A., Hinman, R. S., Paterson, K. L., Bennell, K. L., Fortin, K., & Bryant, A. L. (2018). Effect of high and low-supportive footwear on female tri-planar knee moments during single limb landing. Journal of foot and ankle research, 11, 51. [Read Here]

  • Hsp72 preserves muscle function and slows progression of severe muscular dystrophy (2012)

– Gehrig, S. M., van der Poel, C., Sayer, T. A., Schertzer, J. D., Henstridge, D. C., Church, J. E., Lamon, S., Russell, A. P., Davies, K. E., Febbraio, M. A., & Lynch, G. S. (2012). Hsp72 preserves muscle function and slows progression of severe muscular dystrophy. Nature, 484(7394), 394–398. [Read Here]

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