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Dr Tim Barbour

Sport & Exercise Physician
Olympic Park Campus


After three years in General Practice, Tim moved to Melbourne to pursue his interest in Sports Medicine. Participating in the Australasian College of Sports Physicians training program, Tim has been working full-time in this field for the last 18 years and achieved Fellowship of the ACSP in 2004.

Given his competitive involvement in both Track and Field and Australian Rules Football, Tim has a broad understanding of injuries concerned with these sports. Further research has been undertaken in the study of lower limb compartment syndrome, a common condition seen in runners. This extended to the completion in 2006 of a Masters Degree with the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM) at the University of Melbourne.

Tim was Chief Medical Officer to Athletics Australia from 2003 until 2008, being Team Doctor to National Teams for two Olympic campaigns, two World Championships and the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. During his tenure he also served on the Athletics Australia Anti Doping Commission.  Many professional highlights occurred during his time with Athletics Australia, especially seeing athletes reach and exceed their sporting potential on the world stage.

In 2008 he became Medical Officer to the St Kilda Football Club, a position he continues in currently (and striving to build towards further final campaigns soon!).

Tim enjoys consulting with members of the public who wish to pursue their recreational sporting endeavours, working towards establishing a firm diagnosis and management plan for all manner of injury types. He recognises the importance of maintaining an exercise program for both physical and psychological benefits.

Tim enjoys interacting with his colleagues in the multidisciplinary setting that OPSMC offers, along with contributing towards the supervision and education of the clinic’s registrars.

Tim Barbour practices at OPSMC’s Olympic Park Campus.
Patients can book appointments with Peter by calling our friendly receptionists on 1300859887.


Master of Sports Medicine (Research) (MSM(Res)), University of Melbourne
Fellow of the Australian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP), Melbourne
Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP – Inactive), Adelaide
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Adelaide

Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations

  • Medical Officer – St Kilda Football Club (2008-Present)
  • Medical Officer – Athletics Australia (2003-2008)
  • Team Doctor – Australian Olympic Athletics Team (Athens 2004 & Beijing 2008)
  • Team Doctor – Australian Commonwealth Games Athletics Team (Melbourne 2006)
  • Team Doctor – Australian World Championship Athletics Team (Paris 2003 & Osaka 2007)
  • Medical Officer – Richmond Football Club (1997-2002)
  • Medical Officer – Australian Under 20 Track and Field Team (1998–2002)

Research / Publications

Master Sports Medicine – Thesis. Histology of the Fascial-Periosteal Interface in Lower Limb Chronic Deep Posterior Compartment Syndrome, 2006.
The Match Day use of Ultrasound during Professional Football Finals Matches. BJSM 2010
Return to Competitive Play after Hamstring Injuries involving Disruption of the Central Tendon, AJSM 2013

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