Physiotherapy Injury Management


Melbourne Athletic Development takes a unique approach to injury management and return to sport. Our integrated approach looks to combine management of injury, sports performance and conditioning to return you to sport, work or life as soon as possible. 


Flexibility Development

With physiotherapy staff trained in flexibility and yoga we run movement and mobility classes for health, recovery, injury reduction and performance. This is conducted in our dedicated mobility area in our Abbotsford clinic.   


Running and speed training and programming

With a background in track and field coaching, MAD staff prides itself on understanding running and speed performance. We offer speed and running coaching to improve upon your mechanics and enhance your running performance from the field to the track and onto the road. Contact our team directly to discuss how we can enhance your running performance. 




Sports Strength and Conditioning

We approach sports preparation knowing that you are an individual and create a unique program for you and your sport. We have a wealth of experience in sports ranging from Athletics to rowing, hockey, Aussie Rules, soccer, strength sports and martial arts. We carry out the strength training onsite in Richmond. 


Team Strength and Conditioning

MAD has worked with a number of local sporting teams to enhance their performance assist to reduce injury numbers and return players to competition as fast as possible. If your team is interested to enhance their performance and reduce injury numbers, contact our team directly to discuss working with Melbourne Athletic Development.  



John Nicolosi. (B.Physio, M.ExSci)

John uses an integrated approach by combining tertiary education in physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, biomechanics, motor control and sports coaching. He currently works closely with national level sprint athletes in the optimization of performance and injury management in consultation with their support team. John specializes in athlete injury management.

Zach Nelson (B.Physio)

Zach draws on his athletic background as a track and field athlete and hockey player to improve his physiotherapy practice. Zach has an interest in sports and orthopaedic injuries, ACL rehabilitation and return to sport planning. Zach uses pilates, physiotherapy and strength training principles to assist with spinal and musculo-skeletal injury management. Zach works closely in team sports as a physiotherapist for several football clubs including the Western Bulldogs women's team. 

Jack Williams (B.Physio, M.ExSci)

Jack utilizes his sporting background in rowing and hockey and his extensive education in physiotherapy, strength and conditioning and yoga to formulate an innovative approach to injury and performance. With a strong interest in flexibility he is able to assist with enhancing movement for reduction in pain and improvement in performance for sport or life. Jack works closely with athletes in elite soccer, track and field and acts as an educator for Latrobe University.




418 Johnston Street Abbotsford