Physiotherapist near me

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

When you’re looking for a local physiotherapist who takes the time to listen and learn what the problem is before starting treatment, then Pollinate Health has you covered. We offer an extended 45-minute initial appointment for this very reason.

Best of all, if you’re a Fitzroy North or Carlton local, we’re on your doorstep, with our practice located between the two suburbs. If you’re from further afield, we’re worth the trip. If you’re unable to travel to our address, there’s always telehealth!

Physio who helps you reach your goals

Our physiotherapy services assist clients to achieve their unique goals, which might include:

  • Recovering from sports injuries.
  • Maintaining physical health and a balanced lifestyle.
  • Restoring mobility and body function.
  • Addressing ongoing pain.
  • Starting a training or exercise program.
  • Alleviating the symptoms of chronic pain.

At Pollinate Health, we treat the person, not just the problem. The holistic approach our team takes ensures that the advice, education, and treatment you receive considers all aspects of your busy life.

On top of this, our physiotherapist takes pride in keeping themselves up-to-date with the latest research and techniques in the field, so you can be sure your treatment plan is based on the best current evidence.

Our physiotherapy services have got you covered from top to bottom

Physiotherapy can help you live your life to the full. With over 20 years’ experience as a physio, Founder and Director of Pollinate Health, Jimmy Goulis, has the skills and expertise to deal with the most complex musculoskeletal issues, sporting injuries, and a range of broader health issues that benefit from physiotherapy, such as headaches and poor breathing technique.

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.

Pain is common, but it doesn't have to be

Pain can be debilitating and have a huge impact on your quality of life. It is one of the most common conditions we treat at Pollinate Health. Our physiotherapy services include:

Neck Pain

Shoulder Pain

Elbow Pain

Wrist And Hand Pain

Hip pain

Knee pain

Ankle and foot pain

Joint pain

The team regularly treats acute and chronic injuries, including those caused by wear and tear on the body. Muscle sprains and strains, bone fractures, and joint problems are also common injuries we treat.

Take the first step towards a pain-free lifestyle free and give the team at Pollinate Health a call today on to book your initial appointment or book online.

Identifying the source of your pain

Having broad experience in the emergency department means that Jimmy understands that there can be a number of different causes for your discomfort. It also means that he is able to identify and treat musculoskeletal emergencies.

Our team appreciates the importance of understanding exactly what the issue is before commencing treatment. Taking the time to listen to what you are experiencing and completing a proper examination is key to determining the source of your pain. This includes screening for medical issues or another illness that may be the true cause of your issue.

Clinicians at Pollinate Health appreciate the benefits investigations, such as x-rays, CTs, and MRIs have in diagnoses. By taking the time to fully understand what’s happening with your body, we ensure you receive the best treatment for your condition. 

Physiotherapy treatment of sports injuries and sports medicine connections

Sports injuries are the downside of being involved in sports. At Pollinate Health, we can help you get back to doing what you love:

1. Improving your fitness and exercise tolerance.

2. Remaining injury free when returning to competitive or social sports.

3. Rehabilitating and building strength when recovering from being injured.

4. Improving your performance in your specialist sport/s.

5. Maintaining your fitness in the off-season.

6. Recovering following a sporting event.

Our treatments include manual therapy, joint manipulation, as well as strength training programs to help you recover and return to performing at your best.

We are also connected with sports medicine doctors and understand when it’s time for you to seek medical attention for your injury.

Sports medicine and running assessments

The team at Pollinate Health treats all types of sporting injuries, from sudden, acute injuries that happen on the field to conditions that develop over time, where it’s difficult to pin down the source of your discomfort. 

When a sporting injury does need medical intervention, we work closely with a number of sports medicine professionals and can refer you to the appropriate specialist when necessary. For example, we have successfully treated runners with overuse injuries like bone stress fractures.

We also provide running assessments. Often, slight adjustments to your running technique can help minimise the likelihood of injury, as well as improve your performance, times, and overall comfort level. 

Physio bike fits

If you spend a lot of time on the bike during training and competition, a physio bike fit may be just what’s needed to improve comfort levels, decrease the likelihood of injury, and improve performance.

During your bike fit, your physio will:

Talk with you about your physical limitations, medical history, and injuries.

Measure your body and fit it to your bike.

Watch you riding your bike.

Complete a video analysis so that we can set your bike up in a way that suits your riding style and strengths.

When the assessment is completed, you will receive a comprehensive report that details the findings of the physio and makes recommendations that can help improve your performance.

Exercise rehabilitation and massage at Pollinate Health

For those involved in sport at any level, massage can play a huge role in improving your recovery time. It contributes to the rehabilitation process following an injury and helps prevent further injuries.

Massage therapists can work wonders on tired and sore muscles, (even if you’re not into sport), with research also showing massage to relieve tension, alleviate the stresses of daily life, and contribute to better general health and wellbeing.

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

Why choose Pollinate Health?

Experience counts in physiotherapy. Physiotherapists that have a strong knowledge base coupled with experience are invaluable. Jimmy’s educational qualifications include:

Master’s Degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from La Trobe University.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney.

During his career, Jimmy has also been involved in clinical studies and co-authoring physiotherapy research articles. He is committed to providing evidence-based treatment to all his patients.

His 20-plus years’ experience as a physio in private, public, and military settings, both in Australia and on the international stage, means Jimmy has developed strong working relationships with other medical professionals and can help you navigate your way through the system if necessary.

Jimmy is also a proud member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

What about the fee?

Not only can you claim part of your treatment costs back under your private health insurance, but Pollinate Health has HICAPs, meaning you can receive your rebate instantly.

If you are under DVT, TAC, or GP management, you won’t have to pay any additional costs.

For those out there looking for a physio that treats NDIS participants, look no further. Pollinate Health is at your service. Let us understand your needs and we will let you know if we have the appropriate skills and capacity to assist.

Give the team a call

We are conveniently located across the road from Velo Cycles and the Park Road Cafe, our location isn’t far from Maria’s Deli. For those working in the CBD, we are open and easily accessible throughout the working day. And, if you live in Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Brunswick East, Brunswick or Carlton, well, we’re practically neighbours.

If you are interested in finding out more about our services, have any questions, or are ready to take the plunge and book your first appointment, give the team at Pollinate Health a call today or book an appointment online.