With a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt University and Post-Graduate Certificate and Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from La Trobe University Johanna works as a Physiotherapist at the Melbourne Football Club, in both the AFL men’s and women’s programs. Having consulted over 6 years in the sports physiotherapy field (4 years at Richmond Physio Clinic), she is a Level 2 Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports Physiotherapist and an ongoing member of the APA, Sports Physiotherapy Australia and the AFL Physiotherapists’ Association. She has been at Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic over the past 4 years having previously consulted at one of Tasmania’s premier private sports practices, where she gained invaluable experience working with the Head Physiotherapist of the Australian Olympic Team. In April 2018 she was one our swimming team physiotherapists at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Johanna was previously Head Physiotherapist to the Coburg Lions VFL team, after a similar successful stint for the University Blues Football Club (A Grade Amateurs VAFA). She has previously worked with a variety of other sporting clubs including; netball, soccer and surf lifesaving.
Johanna enjoys an active lifestyle and has been lucky enough to be able to combine her personal interest and love for sport with a keen clinical interest in sports related injuries and rehabilitation. Johanna has a special interest and expertise in treating and rehabilitating knee and ankle injuries and injuries associated with netball and football.
Johanna Cross assisting Melbourne FC Johanna was one of the Australian superstar Melissa Hickey after she Cricket Team physios in the 2017 Ashes suffered an ACL rupture