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Prof. Kay Crossley

Olympic Park Campus
PhD (Melb), BAppSci(Physio)


Kay has practised at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre for many years, having started at the clinic in 1988. She has worked with the Australian junior and senior track and field team, attending world championships (1997 and 1999), Commonwealth Games (1998) and Olympic Games (2000) as team physiotherapist.

She is mostly active in research, currently directing the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre: a multi-disciplinary research centre that partners with Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre. Clinically, she has interest and expertise in knee pain, especially patellofemoral pain.

Kay practices at OPSMC’s Olympic Park campus.
To book a Physiotherapy appointment with Kay, please call our friendly receptionists on 1300859887.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physiotherapy for patellofemoral pain. University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physio) (BAppSci(Physio)), Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences

Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations

  • Team Physiotherapist – Australian track and field team, Sydney Olympic Games (2000)
  • Team Physiotherapist – Australian track and field team, World Championships (1999)
  • Team Physiotherapist – Australian track and field team, Commonwealth Games (1998)
  • Team Physiotherapist – Australian track and field team, World Championships (1997)

Research / Publications

See Full List:
Wyndow N, Collins NJ, Vicenzino B, Tucker K, Crossley KM (in press). Is there a biomechanical link between patellofemoral pain and osteoarthritis? A narrative review. Sports Medicine
Filbay SR, Ackerman I, Russell T, Crossley KM (in press) Return to sport matters - longer-term quality of life after ACL reconstruction in people with knee difficulties Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
Sritharan P, Lin Y-C, Richardson SE, Crossley KM, Birmingham TB, Pandy MG (in press). Contributions by muscles and external loads to forces in health and varus mal-aligned osteoarthritis knees. Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
Flibay SR, Kemp JL, Ackerman IN, Crossley KM (in press). Exploring quality of life impairments after hip arthroscopy in people with hip chondropathy. Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery.
Macri EM, Stefanik JJ, Khan KM, Crossley KM (accept Jan 2016). Is knee alignment or trochlear morphology associated with patellofemoral osteoarthritis? A systematic review Arthritis Care and Research
Perraton L, Clark R, Crossley KM, Pua Y-H, Whitehead T, Morris H, Telianidis S, Bryant A (accept Jan 2016). Impaired voluntary quadriceps force control following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Relationship with knee function. Knee Surgery and Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy.
Wyndow N, De Jong A, Rial K, Tucker K, Collins N, Vicenzino B, Russell T, Crossley KM (accept Jan 2016). The relationship of foot and ankle mobility to the frontal plane projection angle in asymptomatic adults. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Culvenor AG, Crossley KM (accept Jan 2016) Patellofemoral osteoarthritis: are we missing an important source of symptoms after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy (invited editorial)
Culvenor AG, Alexander BC, Clark RA, Collins NJ, Ageberg E, Whitehead TS, Morris HG, Crossley KM (accept November 2015). Dynamic single-leg postural control is impaired bilaterally following ACL reconstruction: implications for re-injury risk Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy
Hall M, Bryant AL, Wrigley TV, Pratt C, Crossley KM. Whitehead TS, Morris HG, Clarke RA, Perraton LG (accept November 2014). Does meniscal pathology alter gait knee biomechanics and strength post ACL reconstruction? Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy.

Professional Conference Presentations



  • Invited lecture: Consensus of exercise- and physical-therapies for patellofemoral pain 2nd International patellofemoral Pain Clinical Symposium: Manchester UK (2015)
  • Invited lecture: Can we reduce the impact of early onset osteoarthritis Keele University: Symposium: Keele, UK (2015)
  • Invited Lecture: “Patellofemoral joint OA: the forgotten joint” Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia: May Vancouver. CA (2015)
  • Invited Lecture: “Clinical assessment of movement quality” European Congress of Sports Sciences. Malmo: June 2015
  • Invited lecture: Patient reported outcomes for hip and groin disability World groin and hip pain conference: Qatar: Doha (2014)
  • Invited lecture: Management of knee osteoarthritis International Conference on Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology in football, Milan, Italy (2014)
  • Invited lecture: Conservative management of femoroacetabular impingement International groin and hip pain conference: Qatar: Doha (2014)
  • Workshop: Evidence into practice for physiotherapy for patellofemoral pain Aspetar: Anterior knee pain symposium” Qatar, Doha (2013)



  • Invited Lecture: “Patellofemoral osteoarthritis in sport: evidence for rehabilitation” Australian Physiotherapy Association. National Conference: _Gold Coast Oct 2015
  • Invited Lecture: “Hip related pain in adults” Australian Physiotherapy Association: National Conference: Pre conference Workshop_Gold Coast Oct 2015
  • Invited Lecture: “Hip muscle function after hip injury: informing rehabilitation and improving patient outcomes” Wesley Institute Annual Research Conference: Brisbane March 2015
  • Invited Lecture: Patellofemoral pain: Motor Impairments, Predictors and Progression Australian Pain Society Conference. Brisbane, March 2015
  • Invited Lecture: “Biomechanics and Rehabilitation of patellofemoral OA” Osteoarthritis Summit 2014
  • Invited Lecture: “Early intervention for osteoarthritis: time to change how we approach chronic knee and hip pain” Australian Physiotherapy Association: South Australia 2014
  • Invited Lecture: “Persistent knee pain and osteoarthritis following ACL reconstruction: implications for physiotherapists” Australian Physiotherapy Australia: Queensland Symposium 2014
  • Invited Symposium: “Young people with old hips: Impact of Early OA and Implications for management” Australian Rheumatology Australia: 55th Annual Meeting (Hobart) 2014
  • Invited Lecture: “Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis” (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia Biennial Australian Physiotherapy Association National Conference (2013)
  • Invited Lecture: “Rehabilitation of muscle function” Sports Medicine Australia: Queensland Symposium 2013
  • Invited Lecture: “Muscle dysfunction in chronic knee pain” Australasian Physiotherapy Association: Queensland Symposium 2013
  • Invited Lecture: “The patellofemoral joint in sport: Costs and Consequences” Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre: FC Better Lecture 2013
  • Invited Lecture: “Updates on management of early patellofemoral osteoarthritis” Australasian Podiatry National Conference (Melbourne) 2011
  • Invited Lecture: “Patellofemoral Pain” Australasian Podiatry Tasmanian Conference (Melbourne) 2011
  • Invited Lecture: “Management of early patellofemoral osteoarthritis” Inaugural combined Sports Physiotherapy Australia / Australasian College of Sports Physicians symposium 2010
  • Invited Lecture: “Hip muscle function in patellofemoral pain” Australian Podiatry Association (Victorian Branch) 2010
  • Invited Lecture: “Physiotherapy for early knee osteoarthritis” Australian Football League medical and physiotherapy officers meeting 2010

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