Melbourne Physiotherapy

We're the family physio clinic that's right near you

Pollinate Health physiotherapy is located just a stone’s throw from Melbourne CBD and easily accessible to city workers, students and those living in the city centre. If you’re driving, there is plenty of on-street parking, and the clinic is on the public transport routes.

Our highly skilled team is led by physiotherapist, Jimmy Goulis, who specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and use an evidence based approach to treat both acute and chronic conditions in patients.


We aim to assist you in achieving your goals, which might include:

  • Injury management and future injury prevention.
  • Improving functioning and mobility.
  • Safely returning to exercise or training.
  • Returning to optimal health.

For musculoskeletal injuries, book online or call today to take the next step to reducing pain, becoming stronger and returning to the activities you love.

We can help with a range of issues

Our physio can provide assistance with a range of musculoskeletal injuries. You do not need a referral from your general practitioner to make an appointment. Some of the common patient presentations include:

Muscle strains

Tendon injuries

Ligament injuries

Chronic pain



Our principal physio Jimmy Goulis provides treatments backed by years of hands-on-experience, post-graduate qualifications from La Trobe University, experience in advanced roles and and a strong belief in following the scientific evidence.

He is up-to-date with the latest research and have been involved in leading some studies. He also undergoes continuous professional development in injury management, learning from other experts in the field regularly.

Throughly assessing your injury

We always aim to get to the heart of your issue. Our initial consultation is 45 minutes, which is longer than many other physiotherapists in Melbourne.

Knowing the root cause of your issue is essential to providing the appropriate treatment. This is why at Pollinate Health physiotherapy, we take the time to know you and your issue.

Once we understand your symptoms, we can make a proper diagnosis and apply the appropriate treatment. Part of this process involves screening for a wide range of conditions that might be related to your symptoms.

For example, your pain might be caused by a rheumatological condition, and you may need to be referred to a rheumatologist for medical input.

Jimmy has worked in both the public and private sector and has strong relationships with a range of medical professionals across a number of specialties. If you need a referral, we can work with you to make sure you see the person who is best able to assist you.

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Melbourne

With more than 20 years’ experience as a physio, including working in the emergency departments at the Royal Melbourne and North Hospitals, Jimmy is skilled in recognising and treating patients with musculoskeletal issues.

This includes being involved in treating:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Stains and sprains
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Nerve damage

Sometimes we may need further information to get to the bottom of the issue. We understand the role imaging, such as x-ray, CT, ultrasound and MRI play in the diagnostic process.

Once we understand what’s going on, we can formulate a clear management plan and give you a time frame for recovery.

In fact, other physiotherapists come to see him with their own musculoskeletal issues!

Left untreated, musculoskeletal issues can cause disability and decrease your enjoyment of life. Getting the right treatment sooner rather than later can make a huge difference to your long-term functioning.

Melbourne sports physiotherapy and sports medicine

Playing sport is a big part of the lives of a good portion of the local population, but the downside is the sports injuries that come with getting active.

When you’re recovering from a sports injuries, it often helps to know that the physio providing treatment understands how hard it is sitting on the sideline and is motivated to get you back competing again.

Jimmy certainly fits this bill. Not only has he been playing competitive sports practically his entire life, but in 2004 he was part of the treating team at the Athens Olympics. He understands the importance proper rehabilitation to avoid aggravating your injury, resulting in an extended period on the sidelines.

Pollinate Health sports physiotherapy can help you:

  • Improve your fitness level
  • Recover post-competition
  • Improve your performance
  • Rehabilitate that just won’t go away

In addition to offering sports physiotherapy, Jimmy has connections with local sports medicine doctors and understands when a sports medicine referral is recommended. 

Whether you’re close to Melbourne CBD or a bit further out, pay a visit to Pollinate Health to help recover from your sports injuries and get back to doing what you love.

Running assessments close to Melbourne CBD

A running assessment can be useful, especially when you have an injury that keeps niggling.

The team at Pollinate Health physiotherapy can help evaluate your running technique to find out whether how you run is the source of your pain.

In addition, we can identify musculoskeletal imbalances that are holding you back, but can be worked on to help you recover and hopefully return to your best.

We can also assess your training program to ascertain whether it is contributing to your discomfort. This might include running too much mileage every week, inconsistent training habits, or running too fast to often.

Check out our 80/20 running article to understand our philosophy on how to run more and avoid injury.

There’s nothing more enjoyable than working with someone and watching their performance improve because of small changes in their technique or the way they are training.

Bike fit services in Melbourne

Our physiotherapy bike fit is a specialised service performed by a physiotherapist who offers a comprehensive assessment. When you schedule a bike fit session with us, we will:

  • Take precise measurements of key areas of your body against the measurements of your bike to make sure your bike is the right fit.
  • Conduct a thorough assessment of your core strength and check for any injuries or imbalances that could affect your cycling performance or cause discomfort while riding.
  • Video you on the bike, logging key metrics like your position on the seat while riding, or the position of your toes while you ride.
  • Provide you with a comprehensive report that outlines our findings and recommendations for improving your riding technique.
  • Create a personalised exercise plan can help you balance out weaker areas.
  • Offer guidance and advice on how to optimise your riding experience by making small adjustments to your bike setup, such as saddle height, handlebar position or pedal stroke technique.
  • Help you ride with greater confidence, power and comfort by ensuring that your bike is properly adjusted to your body and your unique riding style.

Remedial massage near Melbourne CBD

Pollinate Health physiotherapy provides Melbourne patients with physio massage and remedial massage services to patients. We treat patients recovering from hard training, aching muscles from arthritis, chronic neck pain and a sore lower back. Our massage services are also great for patients hoping to support rest and relaxation.

Assistance as you age

If you’re looking to get some relief from the aches and pains associated with aging, then the team at Melbourne’s Pollinate Health physiotherapy can provide assistance with treatments that include remedial massage and clinical Pilates.

We also can help patients with exercise that can strengthen your core and improve balance and stability, reducing the likelihood of falls.

Our therapeutic massage treatments include physio massage, relaxation massage, remedial massage, dry needling.

Melbourne CBD gap-free treatments for GP referrals

You can receive gap-free treatment from us if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • Have a chronic disease management plan from your GP
  • Are undergoing rehabilitation under the Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
  • Are being treated through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)This means that you don’t pay any out-of-pocket costs.

We also claim your rebate and benefits directly from Medicare, TAC and Department of Veterans Affairs, so if you’re a physio patient, you don’t have to outlay a cent for your treatment on the day.

Private health insurance claims

If you hold private health insurance, you should be eligible to receive a reimbursement for a percentage of your treatment from your insurer.  (You may need to reach out to your insurer for specific details of your coverage).

We offer HICAPS facilities enables online claiming for physiotherapy treatments.

NDIS services close to Melbourne CBD

If you are a person with a disability, we can offer our assistance as NDIS providers. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, and we will provide you with guidance on the most suitable options for you. We can also determine if we have the necessary capacity and expertise to treat your specific condition and injury management.

Skilled team of professionals

For those in Melbourne CBD and the surrounding areas, our physiotherapists can help. Whether it’s treatment for an acute injury, chronic condition, rehabilitation, or reconditioning, then the team at Pollinate Health can provide assistance.

Find our how to get to Pollinate Health physiotherapy via our contact page.

You can also give us a call today to make an appointment, or jump on the computer and take advantage of our online bookings.