SPORT AND EXERCISE PHYSICIAN
Bayside Sports Medicine Group is really excited to have Sport and Exercise Physician Dr. Tim Barbour consulting from our clinic.
Sport and Exercise Physicians are medical doctors with specialist training in the management of sports injuries and illnesses, as well as the development of specific exercise programs tailored to each individual’s personal needs and limitations.
Dr. Barbour is experienced in looking after elite athletes, and he applies these principles to the management of all patients, whether they are recreational athletes, manual workers or those with chronic diseases simply wanting to safely increase their activity levels.
They are often the first point of contact with the Sports Medicine team:
● Assessing and diagnosing injuries or illness
● Devising and coordinating a comprehensive, multifaceted management program
● Managing medical problems in the context of exercise e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies
● Assisting adolescents and younger people with sport and exercise issues
● Developing exercise programs for the relatively inactive and those with chronic diseases
Dr. Barbour is also specifically trained to manage medical problems that can be affected by exercise including diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease and nutritional deficiencies. They can specifically advise you on the appropriate exercise programs that can help in the effective treatment of your medical condition. He can also arrange travel advice and vaccinations as required.
Tim has consulted at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre for the last 20 years and through that time has worked with Richmond Football Club, the Australian U20 and Senior Track + Field Teams and since 2008 has been Medical Officer to St Kilda Football Club.
Along with his wife and two children Tim has lived in Bayside for many years and is delighted to commence consulting at Bayside Sports Podiatry to assist recreational athletes achieve their health and fitness goals. He will continue to consult at OPSMC at other times.
As ACSEP is a specialist college, a referral is required from your General Practitioner in order to see Tim for a consultation.