Pollinate Health, advanced physiotherapy

We’re your local specialists in treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Visit Pollinate Health Physiotherapy for an accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment plan, which may help you reduce pain, become stronger and return to the activities you love, from gardening again to running your fastest marathon. Book your physio appointment today.

Physio services

Braces & supports

Personal training

Pre- & post-operative physio

Telehealth

NDIS

Meet us

Jimmy Goulis

Advanced Physiotherapist

Pollinate Health is lead by Jimmy Goulis, a master’s degree-qualified physio and published researcher with with more than 20 years’ experience. Jimmy has worked across Europe and Australia, including in private practice and hospitals. As a passionate athlete and runner, Jimmy established Pollinate Health to provide advanced physio treatment to the general community as well as follow his passion for treating competitors at all levels.

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Conditions we treat

Shoulder Pain

Elbow Pain

Wrist And Hand Pain

Hip pain

Muscle strains

Fractures

Inflammatory conditions

Tendon injuries

Nerve-related pain

Ankle and foot pain

Ligament injuries

Chronic pain

Physio near me

Pollinate Health is located at 320 Park St, Carlton North, close to the Melbourne CBD, Fitzory North and Brunswick. You can travel to us via public transport or access on-street parking close to the clinic.

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HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Physiotherapist near me

Pollinate Health is located at 320 Park St, Carlton North, close to the Melbourne CBD and Brunswick. You can travel to us via public transport or access on-street parking close to the clinic.

Learn more

HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

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FAQS

Frequently asked questions

A physiotherapist, also known as a physio, is a health care professional who helps patients recover from injuries or manage chronic conditions. Physiotherapists can assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. They also use a variety of techniques to reduce pain and improve mobility, including manual therapy, massage, stretching, dry needling and recommending exercises. In addition, physios can develop rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from surgery and injury, or provide education on injury prevention and healthy lifestyle choices.

With their extensive knowledge of the human body, physios play a key role in helping people stay active and healthy.
A good physio session should be tailored to your specific injury and pain levels. The session itself should not cause pain and the aim is to give you relief from pain; an experienced physio understands that less is more in the early stages of injury. Treatment is aimed at optimising your natural tissue healing, but the initial assessment does often involve a few tests that are used to help diagnose your injury. Sometimes this can leave some residual soreness that lasts for one to two days. Always discuss your concerns with your physiotherapist
Physiotherapists are not doctors; they are allied health professionals. Where GPs prescribe medicines, perform surgery and might see a whole range of conditions, physios do not prescribe or operate, and instead specialise in muscle, tendon and joint injuries. Physiotherapists often work closely with doctors to manage people’s health. They help people maintain and improve function that has declined due to injury, illness, disability or getting older and are well placed as your first point of contact if you sustain an injury. You do not require a referral to see a physio.

Physiotherapists are university degree qualified and have normally completed 3-4 years of study, plus placements in private practices or hospitals. Some physios have completed a master’s degree and are recognised for their expertise and often work in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy roles like emergency. Other physio’s have gone down the research pathway and have completed a PhD or doctorate.

In Australia, physiotherapists are governed by AHPRA (Australian Health Professional and Regulation Agency) and the PBA (Physiotherapy Board of Australia).

There are many different specialties in physiotherapy. These include:

– musculoskeletal (muscles, joints, and bones)
– sports (sport at all levels and ages)
– orthopaedic (post-operative surgery)
– paediatric (children)
– neurological (brain)
– cardiopulmonary (heart and lung)
– gerontology (older adults)
– women’s health (pelvic floor)
– vestibular (dizziness, vertigo and balance problems).

Pollinate Health’s physiotherapists are experts in musculoskeletal, sports and orthopaedic physiotherapy. Our director has more than 20 years of experience and post-graduate qualifications in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. We believe that you should always find a specialist with years of experience and preferably post-graduate qualifications to ensure best care possible.

We have close connections with a range of allied health professionals and other physiotherapists who specialise in different areas, so be sure to reach out to us for a whole-of-person approach to your problem. We also know when you should see a specialist like an orthopaedic surgeon, rheumatologist or neurosurgeon. Not all conditions will improve with physiotherapy.

It is important to see a physiotherapist who knows when to refer on to others when your condition is not improving.

It is a suitable time to see a physio if you have injured yourself. This might occur during: – A traumatic accident on the sporting field or in everyday life where you have injured yourself and your day-to-day or leisure activities are impacted. – When you are experiencing ongoing or chronic pain. – A time when you would like to improve your overall health, or have a specific goal in mind, like improving your fitness, strength or flexibility. – More specific goals like improving your performance. For example, wanting to run a 5km or half marathon personal best time; training for a triathlon; improving your speed; team sports like football, soccer, basketball or netball.
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Are you a health professional or referrer

Pollinate Health accepts general referrals. We also welcome WorkCover, TAC, DVA and NDIS patients.