Nicholas Cross

Bachelor Exercise Science and Human Movement
Masters in Applied Science (Exercise Rehabilitation)
Doctor of Physiotherapy (Melb)
Masters of Sports Physiotherapy (Current)

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Nicholas joins ‘The Stride’ with a huge interest in track and field, as both an athlete and training sports physiotherapist. From the age of eight years old Nicholas started completing in the amature athletics scene. Over the years Nicholas’ love for running grew. He has trained with 18­-time national 800m champion Tamsyn Lewis-Manou, who set a perfect example for what it takes to get the best out of oneself both on and off the track. At the age of 25 Nicholas started running professionally, and on the professional circuit has been successful on multiple occasions at the prestigious Stawell Athletic Club, where he has won the 400m novice and Asics backmarker event.

Over his  journey Nicholas has worked in:

AFL Victoria’s TAC Cup competition, by which he directed the physical preparation, rehabilitation and sports performance for the Oakleigh Chargers Football club. Nicholas helped guide the Oakleigh Chargers to premierships in both 2014 and 2015 seasons, and successfully saw large volumes of numbers players transition effortlessly into senior AFL teams.


The University of Southern California (USC) to gain further experience in both their athletic and health services. Here Nicholas spent significant time working with the Trojans football and track teams, focusing on injury rehabilitation and prevention.

Athletics Australia as a medical classifier for paralympic athletes, and team physiotherapist for the 2017 INAS world championships. In these roles Nicholas applies his knowledge of athletics to assist in the appropriate medical classification to ensure fair competition, and to ensure optimal performance.


Nicholas will continue to grow and consult with runners of all distances, with his main focus and passion being track athletics. Nicholas will always strive to bring together and share all areas of experience and education, to assist in providing you with the tools and necessities in order to take the next step with your running.

Nicholas consults from two locations:

Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy
Level 3, 155 Queen Street Melbourne 3000

The Sports Injury Clinic
365 Nepean Highway, Frankston VIC 3199


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