About Jimmy Goulis

  • Master’s Degree, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, La Trobe University  
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Physiotherapy, University of Sydney 
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Melbourne

Strong clinical expertise

Jimmy is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist with post-graduate qualifications. He has worked in public, private and military settings in Australia and overseas.

Jimmy’s clinical experience and ability to establish rapport with people from all levels and backgrounds has resulted in a long list of satisfied patients.

He has a mission to educate and advocate for evidence-based treatment in healthcare and is the co-author of research on:

  • torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL)
  • chronic achilles tendinopathy

Jimmy is a passionate middle-distance runner with a long history of participation in high-level sport, including soccer and triathlon.

Experience at Melbourne's largest hospitals

In the past decade, Jimmy has worked in the following roles at two of Melbourne’s busiest hospitals:

  • Clinical Leader Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Emergency Department
  • Senior Clinician Musculoskeletal Outpatients

He has managed a complex caseload of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and provided physiotherapy treatment to outpatients after orthopaedic surgery.

As a primary contact emergency physio, Jimmy has managed acute lower back pain, fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains.

He has built strong relationships with emergency consultants, orthopaedic surgeons and registrars to drive evidence-based care and ensure optimal patient management.

Jimmy successfully updated rehabilitation protocols used by the team at hospital, including:

  • achilles ruptures
  • anterior cruciate ligament rupture
  • proximal humeral fractures

Jimmy has also supervised other physiotherapists, with a focus on developing clinical reasoning, leadership skills and becoming credentialed.

He has delivered lectures to second-year Melbourne University medical students on the physiotherapy management of:

  • hip osteoarthritis
  • greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS)

Jimmy recently completed a research project under the mentorship of Dr Peter Malliaris on chronic achilles tendinopathy.

Past experience in the UK, the army and in private practice

Jimmy was employed as senior physiotherapist at the English army, where he worked under pressure to ensure the efficient return to combat and sports for military personnel.

He was also employed as a physio in the UK Hospital system.

Physio at Athens 2004 Summer Olympics

Jimmy’s passion for sport saw him selected as a physiotherapist at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece in 2004.

Running, cycling, triathlon experience

Jimmy has been a committed athlete since primary school!

He grew up playing football, soccer and cricket, and won his first professional soccer contract in his late teens when he played in the Victoria Premier League.

Jimmy transitioned to triathlon soon after and completed three Iron Man Triathlons with his main strengths being cycling and running.

After graduating from university, Jimmy scaled back to running to better fit in with his busy life. He was able to achieve an elite marathon time of 2 hours 31 three times over at:

  • Gold Coast Marathon
  • Berlin Marathon
  • London Marathon

Most of this was achieved while studying and working full-time, giving him first-hand knowledge of the needs of busy people who want to maintain their fitness (or compete) while they juggle many priorities.

Published research

Achilles tendinopathy RESEARCH

“It ‘s disappointing and it’s pretty frustrating, because it feels like it’s something that will never go away.” A qualitative study exploring individuals’ beliefs and experiences of Achilles tendinopathy.

Anterior cruciate ligament study

Modifiable factors and their association with self-reported knee function and activity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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